Easy A-Rig Mods For Spring Bass Fishing

If you're not using the A-Rig for pre-spawn bass you're making a huge mistake! We break down modifications that work in EVERY state, regardless of your local laws. The A-rig is an incredible tool when used effectively, here is what you need to know. 

The key to effectively using the Alabama rig is setting it up properly. Once you've achieved this, combining it with proper equipment and the right retrieves makes all the difference. 

Swimbait Heads...
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Stefan Finesse Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

A-Rig Components...
Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3 & 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
CPS Springs (Size Small & Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn
Reaction Innovations Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I
Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Keitech Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

Necessary Tools...
Our Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Our Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Wire Snips: http://bit.ly/2EwDbOg

A-rig Storage...
Red One A-Rigger: http://bit.ly/2nymWrO
Eye Surrender Bait Wrap: http://bit.ly/2idps7n
8' Rod Sleeve: http://bit.ly/2GFOT9R
Plano A-Rig Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

Our favorite A-Rigs...
Light Wire Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rZhST7
Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
Standard Bladed: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Standard Wire: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5
Heavy Wire Bladed: http://bit.ly/2FCQ74A
Finesse: http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz

5 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rYw8eF
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2cq4pJQ
Budget Friendly Option: http://bit.ly/2DU469U

3 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2rZhST7
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
Budget-Friendly option: http://bit.ly/2DTAjOx

2 Hook A-Rigs...
Bladed: http://bit.ly/2s4DPjI
Non-Bladed: http://bit.ly/2s3m7Ne

A-Rig Setup #1...
Rod- Shimano Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

A-Rig Setup #2...
Rod- Dobyns Champ Extreme 784: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Finesse Rig Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Swimbait Box Tour | Which Swimbaits Really Catch Fish?

Want to see inside our SWIMBAIT boxes? Wondering what baits we're really throwing? Take a tour of Matt's soft swimbaits and even a few glide baits in this tour. If you enjoy this video we'll do another soon!

The trouble with the internet is everyone has an opinion. Some anglers are highly educated, others just talk a good game. From behind a screen its very difficult to tell who is who, leading to a great deal of confusion. In this video we show the baits that have been devoured by bass over the years so you know you're getting real information that you can trust as you begin building confidence in swimbaits. 

What are your favorite swimbaits? This is just the tip of the iceberg so let us know if you enjoyed this video and we'll take a look inside more of the swimbait, glidebait, and wakebait boxes in the future. 

The Baits...

JSJ 6" Hitch: http://bit.ly/2amLhMc

Huddleston 6": http://bit.ly/2xKklSh
Huddleston 68 Special: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG
Huddleston 8": http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Huddleston 10": http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

8" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1
6" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2

6.8" and 7.8" Keitech Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Rago BV3D Top Hook: http://bit.ly/2funZ8O
Rago BV3D Line Through: http://bit.ly/2dqhXbx

Imakatsu Stealth Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2xGR2hG

Smash Tech HeadHunter: http://bit.ly/2pc3ROF

Megabass 10" Magdraft: http://bit.ly/2mc8bfK

Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5
Mattlures 6" Tournament Series Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2de1x2n

Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

7" Basstrix Paddletail: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

Bull Shad Hardbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM
Bull 4x4 Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2yceVRt

Gan Craft Jointed Claw 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh 

Smith Baits Swim and Jig: http://bit.ly/2bfxaKV

Swimbait Hooks...
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Owner Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66
Owner ST-56 Trebles: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Chartreuse Dip'n Dye: http://bit.ly/2lJQAI4

Swimbait Storage Options...
Bass Mafia Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2gGGxpa
Plano Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Eye Surrender Bait Wrap: http://bit.ly/2idps7n

Everything You Need To Know About Swimbaits: https://youtu.be/e0oXnvSosHE
How To Locate The Biggest Bass In The Lake: https://youtu.be/oLYxPdz7HLE
How To Rig Swimbaits: https://youtu.be/91EnJ0dGRXg

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15 Ways To Rig A Senko | Bass Fishing Tips

Are you tired of rigging a senko like everyone else? Here are a bunch of ways you've never even heard of and neither have the bass! All 15 of these senko rigging tips are proven to catch fish! Everyone fishes the senko but if you want to catch bigger bass trying fishing the senko with one of these unique presentations. 

The senko is the most universal bait in bass fishing. Most anglers learn how to fish a senko before anything else. Advanced anglers often forget the power of the senko but that is a mistake. Let's be clear, GIANT bass will eat the senko! 

We know some of these tips are crazy and off the wall but if you try them you'll be amazed how effective they really are. Good luck out there!

The Senkos...
Standard 3"-7" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Yamamoto/Daiwa Neko: http://bit.ly/2o2O3LG
Slim Senko: http://bit.ly/2wtX037
Pro Senko: http://bit.ly/2vXUKln

Below is the gear needed For the Various Rigging Methods.

Blades for adding flash and vibration...
Pro Point Underspin Blade: http://bit.ly/2f6uwne
Talon Lures Worm Blade: http://bit.ly/29ZWOzw

Hooks For Texas Rigging...
Gamakatsu EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Gamakatsu Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Hooks For Wacky Rigging...
Owner Wacky Hook: http://bit.ly/2x0yBGU
Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Trokar Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Rings and Saddles for Wacky Rigging...
O Ring Tool: http://bit.ly/2wtX7M8
Extra O Rings: http://bit.ly/2h5MhX2
Wacky Saddle: http://bit.ly/2xnYcJo
Wacky Saddle Perfect Rings: http://bit.ly/2y2DKer

Jig Heads and Weights for Senkos...
3/8-1/2 oz. Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
Jackall Weedless Wacky: http://bit.ly/2x0wiTY
Gamakatsu Finesse Wacky Jig: http://bit.ly/2faIevI
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Gamakatsu Ball Head: http://bit.ly/2dJAhec
Tungsten Neko Weight: http://bit.ly/2iu37z7
Dropshot Weights: http://bit.ly/2aCjeHE
Tungsten Dropshot Weights: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24
Split Shot Weight: http://bit.ly/2rCn8WY

Carolina Rigging/Weighted Texas Weights and Swivels...
Vike Tungsten Weights: http://bit.ly/2a2XTZ3
Spro Power Swivel: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d

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Buzzbait Tips You Didn't Even Know To Try!

Matt gives up the buzzbait secrets in this one! Trick modifications, how to skip buzzbaits under cover, which baits work best for different applications, all wrapped up into this quick fishing video!

Buzzbaits are an awesome topwater option for covering water quickly while targeting active fish. It shines around cover when bass are ambushing baitfish and other small prey. With these tips you'll learn when to choose the different buzzbait styles so you can maximize your time on the water. 

Below are a breakdown of the styles covered in the video, plus a couple bonus baits worth checking out. 

Double Buzzbaits...
River2Sea Double Plopper: http://bit.ly/2bsOF5j
D&M Double Hammer: http://bit.ly/29W2t9z
BladeRunner Double Buzz: Direct From Manufacturer

Skirtless Buzzbaits...
Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if
Lunker Lure Buzz N Shad: http://bit.ly/2s7gvkG

Keitech Trailer: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Head Knocker Buzzbaits...
Zorro Baits Head Knocker: http://bit.ly/2d4VpK1
Nichols Reflex: http://bit.ly/2t7Q3qD

Plastic Bladed Buzzbaits...
D&M Slow Roller: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

Clacker Buzzbaits...
Booyah Buzz: http://bit.ly/2sclWdk
Jackall FireCracker: http://bit.ly/2t7Frbj

JDM Buzzbaits...
Khanbaits Blahbuzz: http://bit.ly/2scdg6Y
Teckel USA Taker: http://bit.ly/2t7QmBD

Matt's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader: 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tim's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuattro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Budget Buzzbait Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Med Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line: 50 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b