Tube Fishing Tricks For The Fall Transition

Are you struggling to catch fish right now? The Summer to Fall transition can be a difficult time to keep track of the fish. In recent weeks we've given some key tips on consistently catching fish during this transition but if you're still struggling, this video is for you!

The finesse tube is an overlooked gem for consistently putting fish in the boat. With the recent successes of the Ned Rig, Dropshot, and Neko rig, the tube has fallen to the wayside. Make no mistake, it is still an amazing producer!

Tim has seen consistent success on a tube for years, especially during difficult transition periods. In this video he breaks down the where, when, and how of catching bass on the tube. If you’re tired of struggling and ready to see success, tie on a 1/4 oz finesse tube and head to the lake.

The baits...

Dry Creek Tournament Tube:

Z-Man TRD Tubes:

Strike King FAT Coffee Tube:

Gitzit Fat 3.5" tube:

Tube Heads...

Bite Me Flat Eye:

Strike King Tour Grade Tube head:

Provider Tackle Light Wire:

Tim's Tube Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'6" Feider:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon:

Other rods that are great for tubes...

Dobyns Champion Extreme 742:

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Medium:

G Loomis GLX 7'5" Medium:


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Catch More Bass With Creature Baits

Ready to catch more fish on creature baits? These tips will make you more efficient, save you money, and produce more bites this Summer. Matt shows his best baits and colors, the most effective ways to rig them, and how to present them effectively in a variety of situations. 

What makes creature baits so special? In short, they mimic a little bit of everything. They're great in heavy cover and open water. They're great for finesse presentations, flipping, and everything in between. 

Here are our favorites...

Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:
Zoom Brush Hog:
Strike King Game Hawg:
Keitech Crazy Flapper:

Heavy Flipping/Texas Rig...
Weight- Strike King Tungsten 1.5 oz:
Hook- Gamakatsu Superline EWG 3/0 or 4/0:
Bobber Stopper- Peg X Stoppers:

Finesse Texas Rigging...
Weight- 1/8 oz Tungsten Worm Weight:
Hook- 3/0 or 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG:

Shaky Head Rigging...
Dirty Jigs Stand Up Head:
Yum Pumpkin Head Stand Up:

Matt's Texas-Rig Creature Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- MaxCuatro 30 lb Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Summer Worm Fishing Tricks

Worms, colors, hooks, and even rod tips that will make you a better worm fisherman this Summer! Its time to fish a worm for those lethargic summer bass and we're going to tell you everything you'll need to know. 

Anglers often overcomplicate this style of fishing. Pairing a straight tail worm with a shaky head in either a natural or dark color is often all it takes to be successful in the summer. Keep it simple and focus more on your technique than complicated color selections. 

If you're prepared with Junebug, Black/Blue, and Green Pumpkin in a handful of worm sizes you've got everything you need to catch bass all Summer long. Below is a break down of the gear and baits that we use. 


Zoom Trick Worm:
Zoom Magnum Trick Worm:
Zoom Swamp Crawler:
Netbait T-Mac Worm:
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm:
Strike King Bull Worm:

Recommended Colors... Black/Blue, Junebug, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon

Shaky Heads...

-Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury 1/8 oz:
(Fat Baby Finesse, Trick, T-Mac, Swamp Crawler)
-Dirty Jigs Stand Up Head:
(Magnum Trick, Magnum Swamp Crawler, 8" Bull)
-Strike King Mag Jig Head:
(10" Bull Worm, 8" Bull worm, Magnum Trick)

Matt's Favorite Shaky Head Combo...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR:
Reel- Aldebaran MGL:
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 20 lb:
Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

"Bang For The Buck" Rods that area little longer...
1) Shimano Expride 7'6" Med/Heavy:
2) Shimano Zodias 7'5" Med/Heavy:
3) Dobyns Fury 7'3" Med/Heavy:

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Senko Fishing Challenge!

Tim and Matt go head-to-head for 20 minutes! Both are armed with a 5" senko, each rigged differently. May the best rig win! 

The senko is a proven fish catcher that works all over the globe for a variety of species. There are so many different ways to rig it but two methods stand out from the crowd. The first is the wacky rig, in which a small hook is secured in the middle of the bait and allows for maximum action. The second is a larger hook Texas rigged, allowing for the bait to be fished in and around cover. 

The gear used in this video...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 893:
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple):
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0:
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0:

There are so many great ways to rig the senko. If you ask a dozen fishermen what the best hook is, you'll get a dozen answers so here are a couple more of our favorites...

Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap:
Owner Mosquito Hook:

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace:
Strike King Shim-E Stick:
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket:
Jackall Flick Shake Worm:

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy:

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