Matt's Back! A Day Of Topwater Fishing!

Matt is recovering nicely from his horrible accident and the Doctors have cleared him to do some light fishing. Come along for a few action packed hours on Clearlake throwing topwater! The smoke from the Mendocino Complex Fire (The Largest fire in California's history) isn't going to keep us from setting the hook on some big bass!

Matt hit the water today after not being on his boat since mid May! He's a little rusty and has a long way to go to recovery but the fish still cooperated. He combined the buzzbait, hollow frog, and soft body frog to catch a handful of really nice bass. Pay close attention to the tips on rigging a buzzbait and the best hook for frog fishing. 

Here is the gear Matt was using...

Canterbury Buzz 3/8 oz:
3.8 Keitech Swimbait:

Strike King Rage Shad:
Owner 6/0 Open Gap Hook:

Bully Wa 2 Frog:

Buzzbait Combo...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid:

Rage Shad Combo...
Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Tour Versatile:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid:

Frog Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro Braid:

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Derek's Update - Prayers Needed! Surgery Today!

Thank you all for supporting Derek! For those that missed the previous video, Derek Sonnenfelt is a subscriber and member of the TacticalBassin family. A few weeks ago he was at a grocery store when an elderly man hit the wrong pedal, jumped a curb, and pinned Derek between his car and a concrete wall. 

Derek's leg will be amputated today (July 28th). The 3 hour surgery is scheduled from noon to three (Pacific Time). Your prayers are needed! We are praying for the doctor's wisdom as they make decisions that could alter the rest of Derek's life. We also pray for peace for Derek and his family throughout both the surgery and the recovery period after. 

For those that want to continue to support Derek and his son through this time, a Go Fund Me has been set up. 

The Tacticalbassin community has come around Derek already but he needs all the help he can get. Adapting to life as an amputee will take time. If you feel compelled to support him financially use the link below. 

GoFundMe for Derek:

We appreciate you! THANK YOU for being a part of the TacticalBassin family!

Matt Allen & Tim Little


Matt's Update - We Need Your Help!

Thank you all for your prayers! It has made a huge difference in all of our lives! I am on the mend but its still going to take some time to heal. I'm not yet able to fish but its going to happen. It could have been so much worse!

Help Support Derek Sonnenfelt and his son! 

GoFundMe for Derek:

About TacticalBassin...

Tim has really stepped up and filled the void with amazing content and now he's headed to ICAST to bring us even more unique video going forward. We'll continue to bring you Tim's new content as well as our pre-recorded videos until Tim and I can get back on the water together. 

If you do want to support us directly, there are two ways to do so. The first is to continue praying for all of us. We feel it and appreciate it so much! The second way is to wear our apparel and promote the TacticalBassin family. Below is the email address you can send emails to if you'd like to purchase hats, sun shirts, or hoodies.  

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We appreciate you! THANK YOU for continuing to support us through this difficult time.

Matt Allen & Tim Little


Matt Survived A Horrible Crash!

A few days ago Matt and his Dad survived a horrible, fatal accident in Eastern Wyoming. A woman crossed the center line and they had no where to go. A last second swerve avoided a direct head on collision but she hit them in the driver door and sent the truck, camper, and boat tumbling.

This was to be the beginning of a nearly 2 month family road trip but thankfully Matt's girls were flying ahead and weren't in the back seat. It was a nightmare but there is no question God kept them alive!


With the help of some amazing passers by and some of the most incredible local residents you could ever hope to meet, Matt and his Dad are back in California and so very grateful to be back with family.

Thank you all for your prayers! Too often we are reminded how fragile life really is. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow so please go hug and kiss your loved ones. Thank you for continuing to support TacticalBassin through this time. 

-Tim Little & Matt Allen