Reel Adjustment Tricks That Actually Make A Difference!

Wonder why you can't skip, flip, or make long casts? Learn how good fishermen are actually adjusting their reels. Matt explains the "traditional" method of reel adjustment but follows it up with real tips on how he tunes his reels so he can cast farther and fish cover more effectively. 

Why do the pros cast so effectively? Why can they skip and flip into tight spots but when you try you get backlash after backlash? Some of it is time on the water but some of it is reel adjustment. If you loosen everything up and learn to control the spool with your thumb you will become a much more effective fisherman. 

Gear Shown in this video...
Shimano Zodias MH Casting Rod: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Shimano Citica Reel: http://bit.ly/2dWFHA4

Shimano 6'10" Medium Expride: http://bit.ly/2czPlZl
Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Matt's Favorite Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Matt's Favorite Leader Material: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Catching a 10 LBER on a Lipless Crankbait With NO NET!

Tim lands a beautiful 10.88 lb bass on Clearlake with a Lipless Crankbait! Watch the epic battle and check out this beautiful fish when he finally gets her in the boat! 

The Lipless Crankbait is known as a great bait to catch numbers of bass but in the Spring its an amazing way to catch GIANT bass as well! Here on Clearlake the lipless crankbait catches a ton of big bass every year. By combining the right rod and reel with the right lipless crank Tim was able to subdue this fish of a lifetime despite an epic battle!

Gear Used...
The Lipless Crankbait (Aurora Black): http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Replacement Split Rings (size 3): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Replacement Hooks (Size 4 and 6): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

Rod- CBR 845: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 30 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Best Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU

Wondering how to fish the lipless crankbait? Check out this video... https://youtu.be/UeSTLDKN55c

Underwater Video of Bass Eating Crawfish!

UNDERWATER FOOTAGE of bass eating crawfish plus bonus video of world class Spotted Bass and Largemouth swimming in their natural habitat! Ever wondered if Bass really eat crawfish? 

Its amazing to watch how casually these big spotted bass inhale the crawfish. With no effort at all they are able to gulp them down. I'm not sure what we expected but they sure seem to eat without any concern. 

Crawfish are a primary forage food for bass but we rarely get an opportunity to actually watch them get eaten. There is so much information to be gleened by watching these bass interact with each other and their surroundings. Huge thanks to Paul Young for getting this great footage while freediving California's reservoirs!

Be sure to check out Paul's youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/hubbcap77 and his instagram account here: https://www.instagram.com/hubbcap77 for more awesome content!

Equipment...
Underwater Camera- http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
Lures to Imitate a Crawfish: http://bit.ly/2nIYenO

 

 

Shaky Head Fishing

Learn how to adapt the shaky head for Spring bass fishing including tips like shortening the worm and changing the way you work the bait to minimize short strikes once the transition to spawn begins.

We've talked about how to throw a shaky head for Summer and Winter Bass but the shaky head is also a deadly bait during the prespawn. Its not the most glamorous way to get a big bite but its incredibly effective. This method shines especially during the transition to the spawn. Once bass have bulked up for the spawn they become lazy as they wait for their eggs to mature. This is prime time to pick up the shakey head and load the boat with bass that aren't willing to chase a faster moving bait. 

Gear Used In This Video...

Standup Finesse Head: http://bit.ly/2bTnoLO
Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Shaky Head Rod #1:
Rod- 6'10" Medium Expride: http://bit.ly/2czPlZl
Reel- Chronarch MGL Shimano: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 10 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Shaky Head Rod #2:
Rod- 7'1" Medium NRX: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Aldebaran 50 Shimano: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 10 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Summer Shaky Head Fishing: https://youtu.be/VsIQ2gO3oAw