Catching BIG Bass With Larry Dahlberg

We got the opportunity to fish with Hall Of Famer, Larry Dahlberg on Clearlake and it was awesome! Larry's first ever bite on Clearlake was an 8 lber and we captured the footage as it happened! Listen to the story and watch the footage as Matt breaks down that incredible day.

Listening to an angler with Larry's years of experience will change how you think. Getting the opportunity to fish together is something truly remarkable. If you ever have the opportunity to spend time with Larry or any other knowledgable angler, take the time to do it. Its amazing what can be gleaned from even short conversations with these people.

The time spent with Larry was something we don't take lightly, nor will we forget. We're lucky to have the footage to share with you and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Below is a break down of the gear used in the video as well as the products that Larry has developed.

Larry's Lures...

Whopper Plopper: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

Whopper Plopper Silent: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Clackin Crayfish: http://bit.ly/2FKUrDQ

The Gear from the video...

Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Metanium MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- Power Pro 65 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Lure- Jackall Archelon (School Bluegill Color): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Weight- River2Sea Trash Bomb 1 oz: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Hook- Gamakatsu 4/0 Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

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Boat Flipping Frog fish!

Want to boat flip your fish instead of using a net? Stop breaking rods! Stop hurting fish! We're going to quickly teach you how to boat flip safely and consistently. The next time you're on the water with heavy tackle and want to flip a fish, you're going to know exactly what to do! 

The technique of flipping fish into the boat instead of lipping them or using a net is very simple. Once you've learned the method you can replicate it over and over. Whether using heavy tackle and braided line or moderate tackle with mono or fluorocarbon, you can do this effectively. 

Below, we've broken down the gear we were using in this video. We're also going to include a handful of product lines from different companies that we recommend for boat flipping. Keep in mind that "higher end" tackle tends to be more brittle than "lower end" product so the key is to find the product lines that offer the best compromise of sensitivity, strength, and consistency. 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Frog- Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

Rod Lines that maximize sensitivity and strength (besides expride)...

Shimano Zodias Series: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Dobyns Fury Series: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Daiwa Tatula XT Rods: http://bit.ly/2zj2LYn
St. Croix Avid X Rods: http://bit.ly/2NqaeYf
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Flipping, Pitching, and Punching: Everything You Need To Know

If you've ever wanted to catch bass in heavy cover this is the video for you! We're going to teach you everything from how to choose the right bait, colors, weights, gear, and more! We held nothing back, even giving up the tricks that took years for us to learn! 

Flipping cover for bass is incredibly rewarding. Not only will you get consistent action from quality fish but you also get to hit them hard, battle through cover, and play tug-of-war on equipment that won't fail under the heavy load. Its a true battle between you and the bass when you connect with them in the thick stuff!

What do you need for this style of fishing? Below is a full breakdown of the equipment that Matt and Tim use. Once you've watched the video you'll understand the concepts and can accurately choose the best equipment for your fishing style. 

Longer Rods Options...
G Loomis NRX 7'7" XH: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Daiwa Steez Compile X 8' Flippin: http://bit.ly/2unTSJW
Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Shorter Rod Options...
Dobyns Champion Extreme 7'4" Heavy Flip: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Dobyns Champion 7'3" H: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reels for Flipping...
High End- Metanium MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Mid Range- Curado K (Pre-Order): http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Price Point- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp

Baits For Flippin...
Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5
Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Rage Bug: http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV
Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Line, Hooks, Weights, Etc...
Sufix 832 Green 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Dirty Jigs No-Jack Punchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F
Dirty Jigs Punch Skirt: http://bit.ly/2cZ02bt
Strike King Tour GradeTungsten Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
River2Sea Trash Bomb Weights: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Gamakatsu Super Heavy Cover Flippin' Hook: http://bit.ly/2cN8d7v
Owner Twist Lock Open Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2cYZ3rM

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Tips for Flippin' and Pitchin'

Flipping heavy cover has evolved drastically the last few years. A term that once meant throwing a texas-rigged plastic into brush now encompasses everything from punching matted vegetation to pitching a jig around docks. Perhaps the term has been abused or perhaps we're learning new ways to expand and catch bass that are hiding in the dark. 

However you want to look at it, Flippin' has changed. In this video Matt breaks down everything from traditional texas rigged plastics on a straight shank hook to newer twists including screw locks, Superline hooks, and even jigs. The changes include rods as well so if you're flipping with a 7'6" rod you might want to consider expanding into both shorter and longer rods for different approaches. 

Below is a breakdown of some of the gear Matt and Tim have found to help them catch more fish when flipping and pitching in cover...

Flipping Rods...

-Light Flipping 7'2" Zodias
-Heavy Flipping 7'6" Expride
-Heavy Flipping 7'9" Extreme 795
-Punching 8' Champion 805

-Reel: Shimano Curado 200 7:1

-Line: Sufix 832 65 lb braid

-Favorite Flipping Jig
-Favorite Punch Jig

-Tungsten Weight With Liner
-Dirty Jigs Punch Skirt
-Bobber Stop (Weight Stop)

-Gamakatsu EWG Superline Hook (4/0 Size)
-Owner Twist Lock Hook (4/0 and 6/0)
-Straight Shank Super Heavy Cover Hook

Preferred Baits...

-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver
-Missile Baits D Bomb
-Strike King Rage Bug