Matt's Skin Cancer Operation + Sun Gear Tips

No one wants to find out they've got cancer, especially when they're young! Matt faced some scary news earlier this year. We waited to share it with you until he got the all clear but the time has come to let you know how serious the sun gear/sunscreen issue really is. The Sun doesn't mess around, you need to take care of yourself!

If you're not wearing sun gear because it fogs up, we have a trick for you in this video! If you're not wearing it because it looks silly, get over it. Matt is 34 years old with a young family and wasn't expecting to find out that his cumulative sun damage had already developed to the point of minor surgery. 

If you're going to wear sunscreen be sure that you use a product with Zinc in it for maximum protection. The benefit of sun gear is that your skin is completely covered, being exposed to minimal doses of harmful rays. Take care of yourself, get checked, and get your family checked. Early detection can turn a potentially life threatening situation into a minor bump in the road. 

Below is a break down of the sun gear we use...

Aftco Solido Sun Mask:
Aftco Bass Sun Mask:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: Email
Aftco Fish Ninja Sun Shirt:
Aftco Samurai Performance Sun Shirt:

Simms Solar Flex Sun Glove:

Sun Pants...
Aftco Original Fishing Pants:

Eye Surrender ESE Sunglasses:

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New Boat For 2018! Full Tour!!

This boat is amazing! After searching across the country Tim finally found the perfect bass boat! By shopping on the used market he was able to invest more of his money in accessories instead of paying a premium for a new boat. 

The boat is a Champion 210 Elite Single Console. The 210 Elite is debatably one of the best riding boats of all time. By purchasing used Tim was able to save money and install the following accessories while still staying well below the cost of a new 2018 Bass Boat:

At The Bow...
Humminbird Solix 15:
Humminbird Ultrex 112:
Humminbird 360 Imaging:
T-H Marine Kong Wave Tamer:

At The Console...
Humminbird Solix 15:
Humminbird Solix 12:
BalzOut Mount:
T-H Marine HotFoot:

At the Transom...
Minn Kota Talon 15' Shallow Water Anchors:
Minn Kota On Board Precision Digital Battery Charger:

If you're in the market for a boat at least consider purchasing on the used market. Its amazing how much money can be saved and used to finish the boat with the accessories of your choice instead of barely affording the stock version of a new boat. We look forward to bring you a ton of great content from the Champion. Thanks for checking it out and be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming videos!

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100,000 Subscriber Fishing Trip Giveaway!!

Its been an amazing journey to 100,000 Subscribers! We couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! We've decided to do a fishing trip giveaway to celebrate the occasion. 

All you have to decide is whether you want to come fish with us, or you want us to come fish with you. That's right, we're so excited about hitting 100,000 subscribers that we're taking one lucky subscriber fishing! 

All you have to do to enter is 1) subscribe to the channel and 2) leave a comment below the video (on the actual Youtube video). You can comment anything you like, the content is not important. Once you've commented, you're entered to win. Its that easy! 

Tacticalbassin truly is a community of anglers. We are nothing without all of you and this is just a small token of our appreciation. Its been an incredible journey to reach this point and we're thrilled to see what the future holds! We're just getting started, its going to be a wild ride, so come along as we dig deeper into fishing, explore new places, and hopefully get to meet you along the way!


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Tour Matt's Bass Boat 2017

Per your request, here is the complete tour of Matt's boat boat. This is the boat you see in many of our videos and its also the boat Matt uses for all of his guiding. From the equipment, to the tackle, to some important tips on what gear you need to carry to keep your boat running when you're out on the water, you don't want to miss this video!

We put off doing this video because we didn't see the initial value but we included some tips on storage, boat layout, and most importantly on essential equipment that should really help you with your own boat. 

Matt's Equipment...
Minn Kota Ultrex 112 w/ 52" Shaft:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota 12' Dual Talons:
Talon Wireless Switch:
Minn Kota Precision Charger:

Mercury ProXS 250 Outboard: Source at your local Mercury Dealer

Matt's Essential Tackle and Gear...
Rod Gloves (Sleeves):
Plano Waterproof 3700 Deep Boxes:
Bass Mafia Deep Boxes:
Mustang Life Jacket:
Line Storage Boxes:

Essential Tools...
Prop Wrench:
Side Cutters:
Split RIng Pliers:
Needle Nose Pliers:
Spare Boat Plug:

Additional Tools and supplies you need to find...
-Spare Hub Kit
-Zip Ties
-Duct Tape
-First Aid Kit
-Socket Set
-Wrench Set
-Allen Wrenches
-Phillips Head Screw Driver
-Flat Head Screw Driver
-Jumper Cables
-50' Rope
-Spare Connectors
-Spare Nuts/Bolts/Screws


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