Buzzbaits - Everything You Need To Know

The buzzbait is one of the easiest topwater lures you can fish. It can be fished over cover, through grass, or in open water. No matter where its fished, it produces some of the biggest, most violent bites of the Summer! Many anglers fail to realize how versatile the buzzbait really is. With simple modifications these baits can be fished in virtually any cover.

The number one buzzer on the market is a single-bladed buzzbait with a clacker. That configuration covers water quickly and draws fish from the depths with its ruckus. However, if you're on a lake where a lot of other anglers are throwing a buzzbait its often wise to try a different profile. We often turn to a quad blade, which is extremely subtle, or a double buzz which can be retrieved at an extremely slow pace.

If you find yourself around overhead cover like docks, trees, or brush, the skirtless buzz is a must have! We typically tip the skirtless buzzbait with a paddle tail swimbait to create an action the fish haven't seen before. With a swimbait for a trailer this buzz can easily be skipped deep into cover and on the retrieve the subtle blade leads a perfectly natural swimbait profile back out of the shadows. If you haven't tried a skirtless buzzbait, now is the time.

Below is a breakdown of the buzzbaits and trailers we use for different circumstances. Our favorite buzzbait colors are Red/Black, Black, and White, in that order.

The Buzzbaits...

Quad Blade- D&M Slow Roller:

Double Buzz- Brabec Double:

Single Clacker- Jackall Firecracker:

Single Head Knocker- Zorro Head Knocker:

Skirtless Buzz- Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz:

Skirtless Buzzbait Trailers...

-River2Sea D Walker 120:

-Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact Swimbait:

-Zoon Horny Toad:

Trailer Hooks...

-Gamakatsu SP Trailer Hook:

-Owner Trailer Hook:

Buzzbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" MH:

Reel- Shimano SLX XG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braid:

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How To Catch Bass In The Heat! (Its Easy)

Let's go catch Giant Summer bass together! Its not hard once you know where to look! Today we're going to show you exactly how the bass position on hot days and what you need to know to catch them. We're going to show you 6 different techniques you can use to run the hot weather pattern and catch bass anywhere in the country this Summer.

Many anglers are afraid to go out in the middle of the day in Summer. The heat gets so intense it can be really uncomfortable but the same scenario that keeps you away makes the bass bite like clockwork. Once you understand how to use shadows to your advantage, you can catch bass everywhere you go.

Matt shows us how you can take the shadow pattern and apply it to shallow bass with a frog, punch rig, and senko. Then he turns around the same day and shows how you it can be done with a jig, a worm, and a deep crankbait. It really is that easy! You have to get out and do some bass fishing before the dog days of Summer come to an end.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, including colors, that Matt used in the video. We've also linked all 6 rods he had rigged on deck.

The baits...

Frog- Jackall Kaera: (Glitter Bluegill)

Punch- Strike King Rage Craw: (Junebug)

Senko- Yamamoto 6" Senko: (Green Pumpkin/watermelon Laminate)

Jig- Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin' Jig: (Go To)

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: (Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

Worm- NetBait T-Mac 6.5": (Junebug)

Shaky Head- Dirty Jigs Canterbury 1/4 oz:

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD: (Chartreuse Sexy Shad)

The Rods For Each Bait...

Frog- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH:

Punch- Shimano Expride 7'11" XH:

Senko- Megabass Levante Perfect Pitch:

Jig- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist:

Worm- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR:

Crank- Shimano Zodias 7'6" MH Glass:

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Swim Jigs and Senkos - Summer Fishing The MidWest

We're fishing in a new state! Today we're breaking down Patoka Lake in Indiana. The lake is flooded with high water deep in the trees, the bass could be anywhere! With only a few hours to fish, we have to move quickly to locate the bass and develop a productive pattern to catch them. We begin by fishing offshore but quickly realize that's a big mistake.

Upon realizing the offshore bite was non-existent Matt headed shallow. He picked up a swim jig and began searching the backs of creeks. After getting his first bite and several additional followers he turned to the senko to complete his pattern. While Patoka Lake may not have an abundance of fish, the quality is excellent. Matt was able to catch a handful of really nice bass and is confident he could have caught quite a few more given another day or two on the lake.

Next Stop: Wisconsin! Matt, CC and Sierra are headed North to meet up with Tim's family as well as a few friends in search of giant smallmouth. Keep your eye out for our next video, its going to be fun! Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment Matt used on Patoka Lake.


Humminbird Solix 12:

Humminbird Solix 15:

Lakemaster Plus Digital Map Card:


-California Swim Jig 3/8 oz (Crappie):

-Keitech 3.8" Fat Swimbait (Electric Shad):

-Yamamoto 5" Senko (Green Pumpkin Black Flake):

-Gamakatsu Wide Gap Superline Hook 2/0:

Swim Jig Combo...

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 17 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Senko Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride has 6'10" Medium:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 HG:

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon:

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Is Lake Chickamauga Really That Good? (Big Bass Eats A Spinnerbait)

Chickamauga was amazing! We'd never been to the lake but we had heard the rumors! Is it as good as they say? Can we catch a bunch of fish? How about a big bass? Come along as we head out on the water to see what all the fuss is about on Tennessee's best trophy bass lake. Spoiler Alert: Its good and we catch some big ones!

In 3 days we never struggled to get a bite and we caught fish on every lure that we threw. From senkos up shallow to deep cranks offshore, there we bass everywhere! The trick was figuring out how to catch the big ones but after a few days we got it dialed in and had an amazing time catching quality fish all over the lake The key for the bigger bites was shad. There was a shad spawn in the morning and the big bass were keying in on the opportunity.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we used during our time on the lake. Baits are listed in order of appearance as we caught fish on a variety of lures. If you ever get the chance, take a day to fish Chickamauga, its an awesome fishery!

The Baits...

-California Swim Jig (3/8 oz Tactical Shad):

-Keitech 3.8" Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad):

-Jackall TN-70 lipless Crankbait (Ghost Minnow):

-River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait (I Know It):

-Keitech 4.3" Fat Swing Impact (Pro Blue Red Pearl):

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1/2 oz:

-Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad):

-Jackall TN- 70 Lipless Crankbait (RT Scale Minnow):

-Azuma Z Boss 22 (Grand Shad):

-Blade Runner Underspin 1/2 oz:

-Strike King 6XD (Powder Blue Chartreuse):

-Yamamoto 5" Senko (Green Pumpkin/Watermelon Laminate):

-Yamamoto 6" Senko (Green Pumpkin):

Matt found an All-Around Rod This Trip that was unbelievably universal. From senko to spinnerbait, swim jig to Keitech, he was able to use a single rod. That's extremely rare but the combination of soft tip and solid back bone made the MBR amazingly versatile.

Matt's Versatile Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 844C MBR:

Reel- Chronarch MGL HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 50 lb:

Crankbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR:

Reel- Curado 200K HG:

Line- 20 lb Power Pro:

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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