Awesome Underwater Footage of Smallmouth Bass Strikes!

Watch an underwater perspective of a Smallmouth in its natural environment as it defends its bed against incoming lures. The fish viciously attacks the craw every time it comes close! 

Smallmouth are amazing predators and when its time for them to spawn they become incredibly aggressive as they defend their nest. If you've never sight fished for Smallmouth you need to give it a try this year!

Gear Used....
Huddle Bug: http://bit.ly/2qSQ3K1
Football Jighead: http://bit.ly/2dR4g5n

If Huddlebugs are out of stock this is a great alternative that catches fish equally well: http://bit.ly/2rNYFj8

Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Chronarch MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
20 lb Sufix 832 Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
10 lb Maxima Ultragreen Leader: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Camera Used: GoPro Hero5: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU

White is a great color when targeting spawning bass because you can easily see when the fish picks it up but don't be fooled, the bass are often more aggressive on natural colors. If white isn't working, mix it up and try a natural bait color. 

Topwater Challenge! Can't Go Home Until Its Complete!

Topwater fishing is one of Matt's favorite ways to catch bass so when the call came in with a challenge he jumped at the chance! Catch a bass on a Popper, Spook, and Whopper Plopper before going home. Challenge accepted!

Topwater is one of the most exciting ways to bass fish. The whopper plopper in particular gets EXPLOSIVE strikes! If you haven't thrown one yet do yourself a favor and give it a try. 

This video is just for fun but there is still a lot to be learned. Pay attention to the cadences of the baits, and more importantly the changes in cadences. Apply that information to your fishing the next time you're on a topwater bite and you might catch a few more fish. 

Gear Used...

Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Popper Combo...
Rod- Shimano NRX 852c: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 10 lb  Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 8 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Rover Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 40 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Whopper Plopper Combo...
Rod- Custom MHX by @CurtDemerathFishing (Facebook or IG)
Reel- Shimano Exsence DC (JDM Only)
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Sight Fishing Slugfest with Bonus Tips on Fishing The Spawn

Come along with Matt for an awesome day of bedfishing on Lake Berryessa. He catches a ton of nice fish on a variety of baits and explains why and how along the way. 

Fishing during the spawn can be amazing! Not only do you get to fish for giant bass but you get to catch them on finesse techniques as well as big baits. Its a chance to really match your skills and your equipment against some of the biggest bass you'll catch all year. 

Baits Shown In Order Of Appearance...

Dry Creek Tube Bait: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r
Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK
Keitech 2.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Revenge Darthead: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm
Basstrix Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

Rods/Reels Used...

GLX 853 Casting: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Expride 7' Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Stradic CI4+: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

NRX 852 Casting: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy

Popper Tricks You Haven't Tried

Everyone owns a popper but most anglers have no idea you can do this with it! Matt explains how he uses a popper as a walking bait to draw more strikes and locate active fish. Forget the way you've always fished poppers, this tip will help you catch more fish when the bite gets tough. 

Popper fishing is a forgotten secret amongst bass fishermen. Everyone knows they work but few bother to throw them. The next time the topwater bite isn't panning out, don't forget your popper. Walk it, pop it, deadstick it, and you might just save the day!

High-End Walking Poppers...
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
Lobina Rico Popper: http://bit.ly/2f7gink
River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

Best Inexpensive Poppers...
Rebel Pop-R: http://bit.ly/2rp0Rwc
Booyah Bass Pop: http://bit.ly/2qqAGbu

Walking Baits...
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Super Spook: http://bit.ly/2diThgH
Bass Craft: http://bit.ly/2pIS108
Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

Matt's Popper Setup In This Video...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852c: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 10 Lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Reasonably Priced Popper Combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Budget Popper Combo...
Rod- Exage 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Caius A: http://bit.ly/2dj4qxi
line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji