Sonars Basics: How To See Fish

This quick trick is the difference between seeing all the fish under the boat and never knowing they were there. Sonar isn't self explanatory but with a single adjustment you can change that for good! Tim explains how to change sensitivity and what to look for on your screen. Whether you're using top of the line gear or just an entry level unit, this information will help you see more fish.

The key to sonar is understanding sensitivity. Sensitivity that is set too high becomes so cluttered you can't see the fish through the mess. Conversely if sensitivity is set too low you'll spend all day staring at a blank screen. Finding that perfect balance requires adjustment but once you've dialed it in you'll know every time a fish passes below the boat.

If you're looking for a quality unit, here are our favorites at a variety of price points, starting with the units we use ourselves.

Our Units...

Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2AE2YDB

Hummbird Units...

Helix 9: http://bit.ly/2GmFXui

Helix 5 G2 Sonar: http://bit.ly/2TNndFW

Lowrance Units...

HDS-16 Carbon: http://bit.ly/2sjMhsR

HDS-12 LIVE: http://bit.ly/2RTL21K

Hook 2 9 Series: http://bit.ly/2kBj3l8

Garmin...

GPSMap Sonar: http://bit.ly/2IYlkB8

Striker Plus: http://bit.ly/2skseug

________________________________________________________________

Need Apparel? Tacticalbassin Gear is in stock! Get your hats, hoodies, and sunshirts by emailing Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com

Sonar Website.jpg

How To Catch Bass In Muddy Water

Bass LOVE muddy water! Its not as tough as you think to catch fish when the water is murky. Anglers often lose confidence and begin to struggle when the water turns muddy and starts to rise but its all in their heads. Rising muddy water means more food and more food means aggressive bass. When the muddy conditions arrive this year, you'll be ready!

Don't let water color scare you. Whether your lake is crystal clear or chocolate milk the bass still need to eat. Its all about adaptation and recognizing changing conditions. Don't be afraid to fish aggressively in dark water. Matt's favorite bait in high, muddy water is a spinnerbait. There is no reason to slow down unless the bass won't cooperate. If that happens, we've got a handful of other techniques you can try with confidence.

Below is a breakdown of the baits discussed in the video. All of these are proven producers in stained to muddy water. Don't be afraid to get out there after the next big storm, you might be surprised how many fish are willing to bite.

Reaction Baits...

River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait (Iced): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

Revenge Double Colorado Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2E4durB

Evergreen Jack Hammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig (Citrus Shad or Dirty Shad): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless Crankbait (Chartreuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Slow Moving Baits...

No-Jack Flipping Jig (Blackend Blue): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Man Bear Pig Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Brush Hog Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

6"' Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Preferred Rods For Muddy Water Fishing...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy or Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

________________________________________________________________

Need Apparel? Tacticalbassin Gear is in stock! Get your hats, Hoodies, and sunshirts by emailing Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com

Muddy Water Thumb.jpg

10 Best Underwater Bass Strikes Of All Time!!

These are the most ferocious strikes you've ever seen! Giant bass eating swimbaits, running down jerkbaits, and exploding on topwater lures! This is the culmination of years of underwater filming of bass in their natural environment. You don't want to miss it!

There is so much to be learned watching how these bass interact with each other and with the baits. You can begin to spot the "triggers" that draw a feeding response and you can clearly see the impact that schooling fish have on one another. You can also see how minor mistakes made by anglers result in lost fish time and time again.

We're starting with number 10 and counting are way back to the most amazing underwater bite we've ever captured! When the video is done be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you learned, which bites were your favorite, or ask any questions that might arise.

Below are links to all of the baits you saw the bass targeting in this video.

#10- Pointer 100 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

#9- Pointer 78 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

#8- Keitech 7.8" Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

#7- River2Sea Rover Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

#6- Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

#5- Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

#4- Lucky Craft Pointer 100: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

#3- Lucky Craft Pointer 100: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

#2- S-Waver 168 Light Trout: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

#1- 10" Huddleston Deluxe Trout: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Upgraded Jerkbait Hardware...

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire #2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Hooks- Gamakatsu Aaron Martens Finesse Nano Treble #5: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

Camera Used To Film This Footage...

GoPro: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB

________________________________________________________________

Need Apparel? Tacticalbassin Gear is in stock! Get your hats, Hoodies, and sunshirts by emailing Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com

Top 10 web.jpg

11 lb Bass Eats A Bluegill Swimbait! New Personal Best!

Chris is about to catch the biggest bass of his life! Watch as this monster bass eats a bluegill swimbait! If you've ever wondered what its like to fight a big bass, you're about to go into shock... he lands this giant bass in 6 seconds flat! Aside from an awesome catch, Matt explains how you can replicate this fish catch to put your own personal best in the boat.

Anglers are often shocked when they see how swimbait fish are dragged to the boat. Its not random and there is a whole method behind the aggressive style. In this video Matt explains how to match your gear and your fighting style to give yourself the best shot to catch a monster bass.

Huge congratulations to Chris on this monster bass! It was an honor to net your personal best and we hope your success shows other anglers how to catch the biggest bass of their lives too!

Below is a breakdown of the rod, reel, bait, etc used to land this incredible bass!

The Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 AHG (power handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

The Gear...

Bait- Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Split Rig- Owner Hyperwire #5: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Other Great Bluegill Swimbaits...

Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill (Boot Tail)- http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

Mattlures U2 Bluegill (Smaller Size): http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

Huddleston Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FqvvQW

Little Creeper All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

________________________________________________________________

Need Apparel? Tacticalbassin Gear is in stock! Get your hats, Hoodies, and sunshirts by emailing Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com

11lber Pic-01.jpg