Worm Fishing Tips for Fall and Winter

Forget finesse, this video is about big worms and shaky heads to power through the cooler months. If you aren't ready to dropshot, this video is for you! Finesse is great but if your fish are willing to feed, feeding them, a bigger meal can upsize your catch. Turn to the shaky head this Winter when everyone else has given up and you might be surprised by what happens next.

Everyone knows the power of the shaky head for Summer bass. Somehow anglers overlook the effectiveness the rest of the year. As the water cools consider picking up a shaky head with a lighter wire hook, tying it on a lighter rod, and trying to catch a big bass when nothing else will bite.

Below is a breakdown of the worms, hooks, and tackle we have the most confidence in with this technique. Remember, keep it simple. You're not looking for a ton of bites as the water cools, you're looking for the right bites. Stick to confidence colors for the best results.

The Worms...

Daiwa Neko Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2o2O3LG

Daiwa Neko Worm: http://bit.ly/2kH4KuC

Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2eMxvXR

Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm 5.5 and 6.5: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

The Hooks...

Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Owner Shaky Ultrahead: http://bit.ly/2iofJdg

Our Favorite Combo (Great Jerkbait Combo Too)...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Alberaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 30 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 6'10" medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 7:1 Reel: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk


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How To Catch More Fish On The Neko Rig

The Neko rig is a deadly finesse bait for lethargic bass. Its one of those lures that just seems to catch a bigger-than-average bass. If you're faced with tough weather conditions or bass that just don't seem to want to bite, pick up a Neko Rig and give it a try.

The Neko is a new spin on an old favorite. Neko rigging can be applied to virtually any soft plastic but it shines with straight tail and cut tail worms. It combines the best of both worlds with an exposed hook but still remains incredibly weedless.

Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits, gear, and rigging components for this method. The key to a great hookup ratio with the Neko rig is in the details. Pay close attention to how Tim rigs the baits in order to maximize your time on the water.


G7 Worm Pliers - http://bit.ly/2PRMNrG

G7 Worm Protect Tubes - http://bit.ly/2PWEkUs

O- Wacky Tool - http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8

The O-Wacky Tool O-Rings 25pk - http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2


Swagger Tackle Tungsten Pagoda Nail Weights - http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Lunker City Wacky Weight 10pk - http://bit.ly/2SbAesV


Owner Mosquito "Light" Hooks - http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Mustad TitanX Wacky/Neko Rig Hook - http://bit.ly/2yYcJLc


Yamamoto Kut Tail Worm - http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

Yamamoto 5" Senko - http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Daiwa Yamamoto Neko Fat 5" - http://bit.ly/2o2O3LG

Daiwa Yamamoto Neko Straight - http://bit.ly/2kH4KuC

Zoom Trick Worm - http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

Zoom Swamp Crawler - http://bit.ly/2arWoA8

Strike King Fat Baby Finesse - http://bit.ly/2aKei5y

Tim's Neko Setup...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 12 lb Sunline Xplasma Asegai Braid: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j

Leader- 6 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7' M - http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Nasci 2500 - http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line- 15 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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Fluke Fishing Tricks You Need To Try!

Soft Jerkbaits are awesome already but when you learn to change your retrieve for the Fall you'll be shocked how many bass will eat them! Fluke fishing is simple, fun, and equally effective from shore or boat.

In today's video Matt hits the water for some fast-paced fluke fishing. The bass are exploding on baitfish and the soft jerkbait is the perfect imitation. In the midst of fishing Matt walks through the tackle he uses for fluke fishing in the Fall. From rods to hooks, he covers the fine details that make all the difference.

This is a great technique that anyone can do! If you haven't been taking advantage of the Fluke's potential this fall, its time to catch up! Below is a breakdown of the tackle Matt is using for his personal fluke fishing.

The baits...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Zoom Fluke: http://bit.ly/2OFjvjx

Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot: http://bit.ly/2JCpY7S

Terminal Tackle...

Texas Rig Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 4/0 Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weedless Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Size 1 Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2i57dOP

Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Size 1: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM

Spring- Owner CPS Spring Medium: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Super Fluke Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 874 CRR: http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud

Reel- Shimano Curado K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Finesse Fluke Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 20 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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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: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Z-Man TRD Tubes: http://bit.ly/2DbJB8s

Strike King FAT Coffee Tube: http://bit.ly/2OC0b2P

Gitzit Fat 3.5" tube: http://bit.ly/2MLZIZR

Tube Heads...

Bite Me Flat Eye: http://bit.ly/2MLZIZR

Strike King Tour Grade Tube head: http://bit.ly/2xpDBDK

Provider Tackle Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2OAvYRv

Tim's Tube Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'6" Feider: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Other rods that are great for tubes...

Dobyns Champion Extreme 742: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Medium: http://bit.ly/2pjJWMA

G Loomis GLX 7'5" Medium: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O


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