Backwater Bass Fishing - Kayaks and Flippin Sticks

Bass Everywhere but too shallow for the big boats! Matt and Tim hit the water in Old Town's Predator PDL Kayaks in search of big bites in ultra shallow water. Come along as they adapt to a new fishing style and succesfully power fish the shallows. 

The bass were crushing frogs, buzz baits, and creatures. Using these power techniques while standing on a small platform presents unique challenges but the guys adapted to the conditions and continued to put fish in the boat. They've got a long way to go but Day 1 on the Kayaks was a success. 

The Baits... 
Buzzbait- Damiki Noisy Buzz: http://bit.ly/2P8PWnd
Buzzbait Trailer- Zoom Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt
Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Creature Bait- Rage Tail Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Tungsten Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Flippin Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Matt's Flippin' Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Tim's Frog Combo... 
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- SLX 7:1 Ratio (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Kayaks- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2wQNOsG
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Topwater Tricks For Early Fall

Do Red Hooks, Feathered Trebles, and different retrieves make a difference? Matt explores these tricks and more as he teaches how to catch more topwater bass this late Summer and early Fall. Do you want to catch bigger bass on top? This will make all the difference!

As Spring turns to Summer the bass become more wary of topwater lures. As Summer fades to Fall it can be downright tough to fool the bigger fish. Making these subtle changes will maximize your opportunities and in some cases, will actually get you more bites. 

Our favorite Topwater baits vary but here are some of our top picks for this time of year... 

Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Evergreen ShowerBlows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110/130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Buzzbait: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if
Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
Megabass Dog X Diamante: http://bit.ly/2Q5GPUH

Hooks For Topwaters...
Round Bend- Gamakatsu 1X: http://bit.ly/2fJzTgu
Round Bend- Owner ST-36: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Stronger Hook- Owner STX-38: http://bit.ly/2oNIeCD
Red Treble- Owner ST-36: http://bit.ly/2wSknXp
Feathered Trebles: http://bit.ly/2dJH8V6

Topwater Storage...
Plano 3700 Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Treble Hook Covers: http://bit.ly/2Q3GaTL

All- Around Topwater Combo... 
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Topwater Challenge: He Called His Bites!

From the first cast to the last, these bass were chewing! When you hear guys talking about frog fishing, these are the bites they dream about! Throw in a variety of tips about adapting frog fishing to your style instead of trying to fit yourself into the frogging mold, and this video is sure to help your fishing!

Matt has been struggling with his hookset as he regains strength after his accident. Instead of fighting it and continuing to lose fish he switched to smaller frogs and softer rods and was able to executive much more efficiently. This method works for anyone of smaller stature or anglers that are young/old that struggles to get a strong enough hookset for frog fishing. 

Matt's Baits...

-Bully Wa 55 Frog (Ghost, Little Allen): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
-Gavacho Frog (Red Frog, Chart Strike Gill): http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

Other great frogs for this method...

-Live Target 45T: http://bit.ly/29YiZHC
-Bobby's Perfect Frog 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2abpR40
-Spro BronzeEye Baby Popper Frog: http://bit.ly/2PoPH7L

Our Favorite Frog Rods...
-Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH (736): http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
-Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Budget Friendly Rod...
-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Softer Frog Rod Alternatives...
-Zodias 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
-Megabass Orochi XX 7' Tour Versatile: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Budget Friendly Softer Rod...
-Exage 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc

Frogging Reels...
High-End- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Matt's Choice- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Budget Friendly- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp

Favorite Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Great Alternative- Sufix 832 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
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Matt's Back! A Day Of Topwater Fishing!

Matt is recovering nicely from his horrible accident and the Doctors have cleared him to do some light fishing. Come along for a few action packed hours on Clearlake throwing topwater! The smoke from the Mendocino Complex Fire (The Largest fire in California's history) isn't going to keep us from setting the hook on some big bass!

Matt hit the water today after not being on his boat since mid May! He's a little rusty and has a long way to go to recovery but the fish still cooperated. He combined the buzzbait, hollow frog, and soft body frog to catch a handful of really nice bass. Pay close attention to the tips on rigging a buzzbait and the best hook for frog fishing. 

Here is the gear Matt was using...

Canterbury Buzz 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if
3.8 Keitech Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Strike King Rage Shad: http://bit.ly/2dqEf8E
Owner 6/0 Open Gap Hook: http://bit.ly/2cYZ3rM

Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

Buzzbait Combo...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Rage Shad Combo...
Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Tour Versatile: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Frog Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
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