Summer Worm Fishing Tricks

Worms, colors, hooks, and even rod tips that will make you a better worm fisherman this Summer! Its time to fish a worm for those lethargic summer bass and we're going to tell you everything you'll need to know. 

Anglers often overcomplicate this style of fishing. Pairing a straight tail worm with a shaky head in either a natural or dark color is often all it takes to be successful in the summer. Keep it simple and focus more on your technique than complicated color selections. 

If you're prepared with Junebug, Black/Blue, and Green Pumpkin in a handful of worm sizes you've got everything you need to catch bass all Summer long. Below is a break down of the gear and baits that we use. 

Worms...

Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Zoom Magnum Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2iwZAyo
Zoom Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2arWoA8
Netbait T-Mac Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Strike King Bull Worm: http://bit.ly/2Iqhy3w

Recommended Colors... Black/Blue, Junebug, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon

Shaky Heads...

-Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
(Fat Baby Finesse, Trick, T-Mac, Swamp Crawler)
-Dirty Jigs Stand Up Head: http://bit.ly/2apouhn
(Magnum Trick, Magnum Swamp Crawler, 8" Bull)
-Strike King Mag Jig Head: http://bit.ly/2xw54pW
(10" Bull Worm, 8" Bull worm, Magnum Trick)

Matt's Favorite Shaky Head Combo...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Aldebaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

"Bang For The Buck" Rods that area little longer...
1) Shimano Expride 7'6" Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
2) Shimano Zodias 7'5" Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
3) Dobyns Fury 7'3" Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
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Girls Gone Frogging!

Giant Bass eating topwater frogs! The Girls of TacticalBassin put the hammer down on some great Summer bass on Clearlake! If you enjoy topwater, you're going to love this footage! 

With Matt recovering from his accident and Tim traveling for ICAST the girls took to the lake for a fun evening of frog fishing. The girls don't always get to fish around our filming schedule but they both love bass fishing and are excellent anglers in their own right! If you enjoyed this video be sure to let us know so we can schedule more time for them to film their fishing exploits. 

Tonya's Gear...

Lure- Teckel Sprinker Frog: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy (Available For Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- Shimano SLX 7:1 Reel (Available For Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

CC's Gear...

Lure- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
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Topwater Strikes - Incredible Underwater Footage Of Bass Blowing Up On Topwater!

Topwater Blow Ups, viewed from below. Whopper Plopper, Frog, Popper, and Walking Baits. There is a ton to learn when you watch how bass react to lures. Watch how they stalk the surface baits, or ambush them, or fight over them, depending on the lure and the competition. 

This is a unique perspective that has virtually never been seen before. The only other footage we're aware of is our own footage that we produced last year. Watch closely at how the fish position, when they strike, and what triggers the reaction. Studying their movements will make you a better bass fisherman this summer. 

The lures...

Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Colors- Bluegill, I Know It, Bone

Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Colors- Goliath, Ghost

Bubble Walker 80 Popper: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
Colors- You Know It

Rover 128 Walking Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Colors- Abalone Shad, Funky Tiger

Matt's All-Around topwater Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 893C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 17 lb Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Topwater Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Reel- Shimano SLX HG (Available For Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 40 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
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Matt Broke His PB with a MONSTER!

GIANT BASS on BIG SWIMBAITS! Does it get any better??? Come along for a first person look as Matt and Shawn chase down GIANT Striped bass with glide baits!

Breaking a personal best is a rare opportunity, to do it back-to-back, incredible! Its hard to convey just how hard these fish hit, how much power they have, and how tenacious they are with their fight. If you've never had the opportunity to fish for giant striper you need to try it!

Thank you for coming along for this special moment! The two striper weighed 31.6 lbs and 38.0 lbs respectively and both fell for the same glide bait. The key to success with fish of this caliber is having quality equipment. If you come after them with standard bass tackle, sub-par knots, and stock hooks you're going to lose every time. If you take the time to upgrade hardware, tie clean connection knots, and replace worn line, you stand a great chance of being successful when the fish of a lifetime hits!

Matt's Gear...

Lure- Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire #7: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Treble Hooks- Owner STX-58 - 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fXGkLc

Camera- GoPro Hero 6: http://bit.ly/2HIutxo

Other top baits for BIG Striper...

S-Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper: http://bit.ly/2x4kMnG
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Keitech 6.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
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