Underwater Footage | Bass Eating Jerkbaits and Swimbaits

Spring is your best opportunity to catch a new personal best bass. The big fish are up shallow looking for food and getting ready to spawn. The key to consistently catching big fish is finding the baitfish. If you find the food, you'll find the biggest bass. In today's video we discuss the 7 baits that you should have ready to go for those big prespawn bass.

Underwater footage gives us amazing insights into the underwater world. Its amazing how fast these fish move, how aggressively bite and conversely, how quickly they lose interest. Watch closely so you can identify the "triggers" that caused these fish to feed.

Always ensure that you have a bladed bait (A-rig, spinnerbait, underspin), or flashy bait (Jerkbait, Fluke, Squarebill, Glide Bait) ready to go during the Spring. Keep an eye out for subtle swirls, shoreline cover moving, or flashes in the water to alert you to the presence of baitfish. Find the bait is more than half the battle. Once you've located bait, the bass are sure to follow!

Below is a breakdown of the baits in the video as well as the baits we recommend for each category.

Spinnerbait...

Revenge Deep Runner: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6

(Blue Shad, Shad, Purple Metallic)

-Nichols Motherlode: http://bit.ly/2ynNe6n

(Blue Crystal Shad, Silver Flake Shad, Bombshell Shad)

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

(Abalone Shad, I know it)

Alabama Rig (A-Rig)...

-Umbrella Flash Mob Jr: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

-G Funk Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head (1/8 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-River2Sea D-Walker: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

Underspin...

Owner Flashy Swimmer 1/4 oz 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Soft Jerkbait...

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

Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

Gamakatsu 4/0 Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Jerkbait...

Shallow- Lucky Craft Flash Pointer: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

(American Shad, Aurora Black, Crystal Pro Blue)

Medium- Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

(Hasu, Silver Shad, Holo Minnow)

Deep- Megabass Vision 110+1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

(HT Ito Tennesse Shad, M Shad, Ozark Shad)

Glide Bait...

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

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch)

Squarebill Crankbait...

-Lucky Craft 1.5/2.5: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

(American Shad, Live Threadfin Shad)

River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

(Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad)

6h Sense Crush 100: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

(4k Shad, Threadfin Flash, Shad Greens)

Overall Combo that will throw "most" of these baits...

Rod- 7'2" Medium Heavy Zodias: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

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

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

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2019 Shimano Antares 70 Reel Review

The New Antares 70 is Shimano's latest flagship reel. We took it out on Clearlake and put it to the test against some BIG bass! How did it do? Is it worth the money? Let's find out!

The key features of the reel are a smaller, streamlined, Magnesium Hagane body. MGL Spool III for reduced inertia and amazing performance, even with light baits. X-Ship and Micro Module Gearing give the reel that buttery smooth feel and SVS Infinity Braking makes quick adjustments a breeze.

What does all of this mean to you? It means that you're about to pick up the smoothest casting reel you've ever experienced. It will cast light baits with ease but turn around and throw heavy baits a country mile. If you're looking for a top of the line reel that will make fishing even more FUN this is as far as you'll ever need to look!

We have been blessed to purchase a variety of nice equipment over the years and no other reel has had the smoothness and feel of this Antares. In the video we said pre-ordering was available (and it is) but as of this writing there are actually a handful in stock at the link below!

Shimano Antares 70: http://bit.ly/2Vz0TRx

We recognize that a reel of this caliber isn't for every angler. There are anglers with all kinds of needs and budgets. With that in mind here are a handful of our best "bang for the buck" casting reels at a variety of price points.

Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Curado 200 K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

SLX: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

The Bait you saw catching all the fish in this video is an LV-500 in "Ghost Minnow" color with upgraded hardware.

Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Gamakatsu EWG Size 4 Treble: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

Owner Size 3 Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

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Spinnerbait Tricks For Spring Bass Fishing

These quick tips will take your spinnerbait fishing to the next level! From color selection and blade style, to subtle changes in retrieve cadence, we're giving you the tools you need to begin catching bass right away. Whether you're fishing muddy creeks or crystal clear lakes, we explain the changes that will make you successful.

Spinnerbaits are amongst the easiest baits to fish for bass. A simple "chuck and wind" approach will catch fish most days. But like any technique, subtleties make all the difference! Knowing when to switch from a painted blade to a nickel blade, or a white spinnerbait to a shad spinnerbait, can be the difference between a couple bites and a day you'll never forget.

Below is a breakdown of our favorite spinnerbaits, trailers, and gear. They're sorted by water clarity and style to keep it as simple as possible. Keep in mind the best weight depends on how deep you're fishing but 1/2 oz is by far the most versatile.

Clear Water Spinnerbaits...

-Revenge Deep Runner: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6 (Blue Shad, Shad, Purple Metallic)

-Nichols Motherlode: http://bit.ly/2ynNe6n (Blue Crystal Shad, Silver Flake Shad, Bombshell Shad)

-War Eagle Screamin Eagle: http://bit.ly/2IEHHjA (Aurora, Mouse, Silver Shiner)

-Megabass V9: http://bit.ly/2tOaVCt (Hasu)

Murky Water Spinnerbaits...

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq (Powder, Lemonade Twist, Flo)

-War Eagle Gold: http://bit.ly/2BdFBlu (Pro's Choice, White/Lime/Chart)

Painted Blade Spinnerbaits...

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq (Iced)

-Strike King Tour Grade: http://bit.ly/2EdODi8 (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad)

-Revenge Painted: http://bit.ly/2T3F1R6 (Chartreuse, White, Chartreuse/White)

Accessories...

Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

Trailer- Keitech 4.3 and 3.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Storage Box- Plano Elite Spinnerbait Organizer: http://bit.ly/2BWVwUy

All-Around Spinnerbait Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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

Line- 50 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

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

In-Depth Spinnerbait Video From 2018: http://bit.ly/2T2vTMF

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Spring Kayak Fishing - Best Gear For 2019

Spring has arrived and its time to get the kayaks back out on the water. We need the TacticalBassin Family's help! We're beginners when it comes to kayaks. We've picked out a handful of key items like tackle organizers, rods, and depth finders (linked below) but most of the gear is foreign to us.

What are your favorite kayak accessories and gear choices? Which cart, battery setup, anchor, crate, etc did you find worked the best for you? We're using Old Town Kayak PDL's this year (Predator and Topwater) and are totally open to your suggestions.

Don't worry, we aren't giving up the bass boats. We love our boats but we also enjoy the slower, relaxed pace that kayaks offer to anglers. We're going to mix it up this year and are looking forward to bringing you guys along! Below is a list of the gear we're currently using.

Kayaks...

Old Town Predator PDL

Old Town Topwater PDL

Depth Finder- Humminbird Helix 7 Gen 3 SI (MSI GPS G3N): http://bit.ly/2SoFl8a

Tackle Storage- Plano V-Crate: http://bit.ly/2BLjK4f

Rods For Kayak Fishing...

-Zodias Castings Rods: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe (6'10" Medium, med heavy, 7'2" Medium, med Heavy)

-Curado Split Grp Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ (6'8" Medium Heavy, 7' Medium)

-Curado Full Grip Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft (6'10" Medium, med heavy, Heavy , 7'2" Heavy)

-Dobyns Fury Casting: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV (6'6" Med Heavy, 7' Med Heavy, 7' Heavy)

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