Spring Clearlake Fishing With A-Rigs

Come along with Matt as he throws Alabama Rigs on Clearlake during the Prespawn for hungry Spring Bass! 

The Alabama Rig is an amazing way to catch Springtime bass as they bulk up for the spawn. The A-rig lets you cover water quickly while picking off both big bass and small bass at once. There are very few lures that appeal to all sizes of bass like the Alabama Rig does. 

Gear Shown In The Video...

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Flash Mob Jr. A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Our favorite custom 6 wire Rigs (bladed or standard): Email pandabaits@gmail.com for pricing
Main Baits - Keitech: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Dummy Baits - Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I
Owner CPS Spring (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Alabama Rig Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 784: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 65 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Price Point A-Rig Setup...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Casitas: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 65 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Positioning The Boat To Catch More Fish

Matt explains how boat positioning plays a major part in catching bass. He breaks down when to fish uphill vs. downhill and how bass forage determines which method is more effective.

The key to knowing how to position a bass boat to catch more bass is to know the bass' main forage. If bass eat crawdads, bluegill, or other panfish then you typically position the boat out deep, cast shallow, and work your bait downhill.  If bass are eating trout, kokanee, gizzard shad, etc... you typically position the boat shallow, cast deep, and work the bait uphill. 

Some of Our Favorite Baits for fishing Uphill...

Huddleston Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Deep Diving Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Keitech Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Some Of Our Favorite Baits for Fishing Downhill...

Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Medium Diving Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2acSLUd

Matt's Trolling Motor- Fortrex 112: http://bit.ly/2nXJn9i

Catching Schooling Bass With Tim Little

Tim Smashes the schooling fish on Clearlake and gives some great tips on the top baits to throw around shallow bait balls. Watch these bass jumping out of the water to catch the shad!

Schooling bass become incredibly aggressive and at times, it seems will eat just about anything. But even when they're blowing up on topwater and chasing shad onto the shore, there are a few key baits that will consistently catch the better fish. Below is a breakdown of the baits Tim recommends throwing around schooling bass in shallow water. 

Gear Shown in the Video...
Alabama Rig (Bladed): http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Alabama Rig (Unbladed): http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz
Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech Baits for the Rig: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Staysee 90 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Pointer 78 DD Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7

BladeRunner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Coolbaits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Lake Fork Flutter Spoon: http://bit.ly/2mrsdUv
Replacement Hook for Spoon: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

5" Senko Electric Shad or Natural Shad: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
1/0 Wacky Hook: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Super Spook: http://bit.ly/2diThgH
Rico Popper: http://bit.ly/2f7gink

When the bass begin targeting shad or other bait fish in shallow water, its prime time to catch a big bass! Get ready to experience one of the best patterns you've ever seen by implementing the techniques Tim discusses in this video. 

Dropshot Tips For Big Bass With Ross England

Matt recently met up with Ross England on Clearlake to talk about dropshot fishing. Many anglers know how to do it but few realize the big bass potential of such a small offering. Ross has unlocked the keys to consistently catching large bass with this finesse technique.

In this video Ross explains how he sets up his dropshot, gives an overview of his gear, and gives some tips on how to present the bait for bigger fish. 

The next time you're on the water and the conditions aren't ideal, consider implementing this method and you might just catch a giant and save the day!

Recommended Gear...

Size 1 Berkley Hook: http://bit.ly/2mJ6aor
Size 1 Gamakatsu Hook: http://bit.ly/2mh8975
Dropshot Weight: http://bit.ly/2aCjeHE

Berkley Worm 4 3/4": http://bit.ly/2mJ6UtJ

Rod: Powell 7' Medium Light - http://bit.ly/2nSoTxZ
Reel: Shimano Nasci 2500 - http://bit.ly/2g278cC
Line: 10 lb Braided - http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader: 8-12 lb Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2aiu0Wu

If you'd like to do some fishing with Ross on Clearlake his guide service can be found at http://www.clearlakeguideservice.com