Summer Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

There are a ton of new baits from Ned Worms to Swimbaits on the market this Summer and today we're going to review some of the best. Its easy to get overwhelmed by all the new tackle but Tim makes it easy by sharing some of his confidence baits as well as a few recent finds. If you're looking for something to try as we head in to Early Summer, give these baits a look.

Today's video samples baits from both ends of the spectrum. Tim has a lot of confidence in a new Ned Worm from Missile Baits, as well as a couple finesse hooks. But he's also developed a ton of confidence in a few swimbaits for Summer bass fishing. If you're heading shallow the Noisy Dachs by Evergreen was out of stock for nearly a year and is finally back on the market! If you're probing deep, the new colors of Baitsanity are a killer option (That Kokanee is hard to beat!)

No matter your style, there is something here worth looking at. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment mentioned in the video.

Soft Baits and Hooks...

-Swagger Tungsten "Flanders" NED Heads - http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

-Missile Baits Ned Bomb (Goby Bite, Fishalicious , Super Bug) - http://bit.ly/2XCOGwd

-Keitech Swing Impact FAT- http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

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

Squarebill...

-Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill (Fire Craw, Ayu) - http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG

Squarebill Combo...

-G. Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait Casting Rods (845CBR) - http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ

-Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel (7.1:1) - http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Frogs...

-Stanford Baits Boom Boom Hollow Body Frog (Fred's Frog, Dirty Bird) - http://bit.ly/2K90m6U

-Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Spit Shad 60 (Spooky Shad, Blue Back Herring) - http://bit.ly/2MHu9pA

Frog Setup...

-Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'3" Extra Hvy - http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Shimano Curado 150 DC Casting Reel (7.4:1) - http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

-Sunline FX2 Braided Line Dark Green 60b (Froggin/Flippin) - http://bit.ly/31u57xA

Wakebaits and Swimbaits...

-Evergreen ND 180 Wooden Wakebaits (Oikawa, Black Bone) - http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

-Gan Craft OSA 115 Wakebait (Nakahira Buna) - http://bit.ly/2IzGIOm

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide Bait (Kokanee) - http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

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How to Catch Shallow Bass In Early Summer

Its time to head shallow for some Summer bass fishing fun! Frogging, wakebaits, flipping, and a whole lot more... its the fishing we dream about all Winter long! If you're not going shallow with heavy tackle this Summer you're missing the boat on a lot of really fun fishing! Today Tim is breaking down all the baits he uses to consistently target bass in Early Summer.

Everyone loves catching bass on topwater but this is the time of year you can upsize to a big wake bait and catch a GIANT post spawn bass. If the topwater bite isn't happening you can head deep into heavy cover with a heavy punching rig and pull the big fish out of the shallows. If that's not working, there are some awesome reaction options like swim jigs and crankbaits that consistently fool Summer bass.

Don't miss your chance this Summer! Whether you're bank fishing a pond, paddling a kayak, or ripping around in a brand new bass boat, the Summer months have some amazing fishing opportunities. Head into the shallows and explore everything your lake has to offer! Below is a breakdown of the tackle discussed in the video.

Topwater Baits...

Wakebait- Evergreen Noisy Dachs: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Walking Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

Steady Retrieve Frog- Teckel Sprinker: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

Buzzbait- Slow Roller Quad Blade: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

Toad- Zoom Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt

Floating Toad- Damiki Air Frog: http://bit.ly/2kWCcA7

Punching/Flipping Baits...

Muted Action- Reaction Innovations Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Active Action- Strike King Rage Bug: http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

5/0 Owner Jungle Flipping Hook: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

1/0 Tungsten Flippin' Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

Subsurface baits...

Stick Bait- 6" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Jig- 3/8 oz pitching jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Soft Jerkbait- Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Reaction Baits...

Swim Jig- 1/2 oz Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Swim Jig Trailer- Keitech 4.3" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Chatterbait- 1/2 oz Jack Hammer: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Squarebill Crankbait- 6th Sense Crush 50 Silent: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

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Spring Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

New Worms, Creatures, Rods, Reels, Line, and more! Spring fishing is is the best time to try new tackle because the bass are aggressive. We cut the learning curve today by trying all sorts of new gear and bringing you our top picks!

Matt and Tim are both tackle junkies. Between the two of them they try the vast majority of tackle that enters the market. There are a ton of new products each year but few are truly innovative and even less stand the test of time. We do our best to sort through the mess and find the diamonds in the rough.

Today we are looking at a variety of different products which are outlined below. They are listed in no particular order and all will help you become a more effective angler this Spring and Summer.

New Tackle and Terminal…

-Sunline FC100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

-River2Sea Standin Yabbie: http://bit.ly/2DfkxuQ

-Hog Farmer Spunk Shad: http://bit.ly/2UFkCD7

-Z Man Shroomz Micro Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2UcGaBP

(Pair With TRD Crawz: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P )

-Magnum Baits Soft Stick Baits: http://bit.ly/2KBhPWU

(Rig With 4/0 Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM )

-Z-Man Mag Fatty Z: http://bit.ly/2Gclyo9

New Rods and Reels…

-Loomis Edge Rods: http://bit.ly/2Q9wZjY

-Levante 2019 Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

-Daiwa Aird-X Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2Z2JfYG

-Daiwa Aird-X Spinning Rods: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu

-Shimano Sahara Fl 1000 Spinning Reel: http://bit.ly/2XhhM43

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Is Your Bass Boat Actually Covered? Insurance Issues You Need To Know Before Its Too Late!

No one likes talking about insurance but are you sure you're covered during a tournament? Does being on a "pro staff" put your tow vehicle in jeopardy? Is all of your tackle covered if you have a major incident? These don't need to be grey areas, you deserve to know exactly when you are and are not covered. Today we're posing all the tough questions to Ben Green, a marine insurance specialist, so that we can all be more prepared in case we're involved in a crash.

Just a few days after Matt's accident the insurance issues were beginning to unfold and Matt vowed that when it was over he would do a video to help the entire TacticalBassin family better understand potential issues and how to avoid them. He is by no means an insurance expert but he learned some tough lessons and doesn't want you to experience the same. When we found out Ben Green was in town (an actual expert on the subject) for a big tournament on Clearlake, we knew we had to track him down and get real answers to educate the Tactical Family.

Ben was kind enough to take part of his pre-fishing day to answer our questions. This video isn't about getting you a new insurance guy (though we are including Ben’s information here and below because we trust him and appreciate that he took the time to do this for all of us) its about making sure you know the exact questions to ask your insurance agent. Too many anglers have "grey areas" in their policy and that shouldn't be the case. Take the time to watch this video to the end, understand the questions, and get yourself coverage that is going to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Matt thought he had all the coverage he needed, in fact he was confident that he'd "over-insured" himself, but there were still gaps and a lot of issues developed as a result. Don't wait until it happens to you to find out where the gaps might be. Take a few minutes out of your day and ask your agent the right questions. If you're not comfortable with the answers, there are only 3 (to my knowledge) marine specialists in the country. If you'd like to reach out to Ben we're including the link to his website and facebook page below.

Ben Green Insurance Website: http://bit.ly/2v4U1Qo

Been Green Insurance Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/2UyyLlj

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