New Years Resolutions! What About You???

2017 was a year we'll never forget and 2018 is going to be even better! From EPIC days on the water to meet and greets in a town near you, this is going to be fun! TacticalBassin is hitting the road and we want you to come along with us!

Here were our 2017 goals...

-Spotted bass over 12 lbs
-Largemouth from Clearlake over 15 lbs
-Smallmouth over 7 lbs
-Help at least one client catch a new PB over 10 lbs

-12 lb Spotted Bass
-13 lb Largemouth
-Help another angler break a record
-Help 3 friends break their personal bests

We also set a goal of growing TacticalBassin to 100,000 Subscribers. 

This was a year of growing and stretching. We met some of our goals but not all of them. 2018 is an even bigger push, we're shooting for 200,000 Subscribers and we want to meet as many of you in person as possible!

What are your goals for 2018?? Let us know in the comments!

What were our best baits in 2017? See them below...

-River2Sea S-Waver:
-Lucky Craft LV-500:
-Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait:
-1/2 oz Pitching Jig:
- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:
-Jackall Rerange Jerkbait:

What were your top baits? Let us know!

Need Apparel for 2018? Get Tacticalbassin Gear (Hats, Hoodies, Sunshirts) by emailing We'll get you all the details. 

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EPIC Trip Back East! | Major Lesson In Bass Fishing History

Matt just got back from an awesome fishing trip in Kentucky and Tennessee! He met up with some great guys and fished a bunch of lakes, even fishing a tournament on Dale Hollow! What he didn't expect, was to be hit so hard by the historical significance of these amazing fisheries!

There are a bunch of fishing videos coming from the trip, including a first-person perspective from the Billy Westmoreland Invitational Tournament. In the meantime, Matt got in front of the camera to share his thoughts and experiences from the trip. He got a lot more than he bargained for when he walked back through the history of Smallmouth Bass fishing in Tennessee and he shares his perspective in this video. 

Wondering what TacticalBassin methods caught fish during the trip? Below is a list of the baits that the guys were able to catch fish on while road tripping for a week. 

LV-500 Lipless Crankbait:
Blade Runner Underspin:
Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Keitech 4.8 Swimbait:
S-Waver 200 Swimbait:
BladeRunner DUH Spoon:
Yellow Magic Popper:
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:
Strike King 10XD Crankbait:
Spro RockCrawler Crankbait:

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How to Catch Your PB During the Winter Transition

This is the EASIEST way to break your PB this Fall/Winter! Its not a trick or a gimmick, there is a very simple way to put the odds in your favor. If you use this method to choose the best days to fish you're giving yourself the best possible opportunity to catch a BIG bass.

Fishing the peak moon phases makes all the difference when targeting big bass. Its not that they can't be caught other times but fishing peak times will increase your likelihood of success. Combine peak moon with an incoming storm and you've got the perfect recipe!

The Gear that will make it easier...

Revenge Darter Hedz:
Keitech 4" Easy Shiner:
Keitech 2.8" Fat Swing Impact:
Huddleston 8" Swimbait:
JSJ 6" Hitch Swimbait:

Essential Gear...
Promar Grande Net:
Brecknell ElectroSamson Scale:

Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 806H:
Alternate Rod- G Loomis 966:
Reel- Tranx 300:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Moss Green:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Finesse Setup...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852c:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran:
Line- 10 Lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin:

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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:
Deep Diving Crankbait:
Keitech Swimbait:
Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Some Of Our Favorite Baits for Fishing Downhill...

Pitchin' Jig:
Medium Diving Crankbait:

Matt's Trolling Motor- Fortrex 112: