Underwater Footage! Dropshot Worm Comparison - Which Would You Choose?

Which plastic worms look the Best? Let's head underwater and find out! We've rigged some of the most popular dropshot worms on a nose hook and put them to the test. How does your favorite worm stack up? Does it move the way you think it does and are you working it the way you should?

Underwater footage gives us a unique look at lure action. Every time we do this style video we discover baits work differently than expected. In this case we discovered that not all plastic worms are created equal. Some of these worms sink quickly while others drift to the bottom. Some works looked best with a subtle shake, others looked best with an aggressive hop.

Learning these nuances will make a huge difference in your daily fishing! As it turns out, we weren't using one of our favorite worms to its fullest potential. We need to begin working it with a more aggressive hop to get the best action. Also, we identified two more worms that are going to get fished a lot more often! What did you learn? Let us know in the comments.

Below is a breakdown of the worms used (In order of appearance) as well as some of our favorite dropshot gear recommendations. The worm colors shown in the video were selected for their high visibility. We will include actual color recommendations for each worm as well.

The Worms...

-Roboworm 6" Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Colors: Morning Dawn, Aarons Magic, Prism Shad, Red Crawler, SXE Shad

-Reaction Innovations Flirt 4.95: http://bit.ly/2CMB33J

Colors: Bad Shad Green, Lickity Split, Purple Smoke, Spring Break

-Jackall Cross Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2Crq8eP

Colors: Baby Bass, BM Shiner, Melon Copper, Oxblood

-Roboworm 4" Sculpin: http://bit.ly/2XMbwoQ

Colors: Baby Bass, Natural Shad, Oxblood Light, Sculpin

-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

Colors: Green Pumpkin Purple, Smoke Purple Flake, Green Pumpkin Orange blk purp prl bl

-Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9

Colors: Green Pumpkin, Morning Dawn, KVD Magic, Brown Purple

-Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Colors: Edge, Green Pumpkin Purple, KVD Magic, Triple Magic

Favorite Dropshot Hooks...

-Trokar Dropshot Hook (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

-Owner Mosquito Light (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

-Owner Cover Shot Hook (Size 1): http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR

Favorite Dropshot Weights...

Tungsten- Swagger Tackle Tear Drop 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2V2B63h

Lead- QuickDrops Dropshot Weight 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2BjFCp3

Favorite Dropshot Combo...

Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902S SJR: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 15 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget-Friendly Dropshot Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2AdvIC1

Reel- Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line- 15 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Where Do Bass Go During The Fall Transition? (And How To Catch Them)

Fall is fast approaching and the bass are already on the move. If your fish are starting to disappear and you don't know why, we're here to help! As the nights get cooler the bass fishing changes over night, stumping many anglers. The offshore fish begin to gather and the shallow fish abandon their Summer cover in search of new spots. If you're not ready for what comes next it can leave you scratching your head.

The Fall Transition comes much earlier than most anglers realize. Its not a slow progression, the bass will begin their movements overnight. One day you're on an awesome topwater bite, the next you can't find a fish. When this happens its time to step back and look at what is motivating these fish to move. Whether you're targeting shallow bass or deep, the bass' next movement is motivated by the baitfish's location. As the bait begins to gather, so will the bass.

If your fish are out deep, expect them to begin gathering on the best structures. Expect to find them on corners of ledges with deep water access, long tapering points that break to deep water, and later you can expect them to transition toward the backs of deep coves. Shallow fish will abandon the scattered weeds in favor of thick weed clumps and hard structures. As the seasons progress these fish will begin bunching up along ambush points and pockets.

Below is a breakdown of the gear we recommend using during these conditions. We've separated it into shallow and deep approaches depending on which group of fish you're pursuing.

Shallow Flipping components...

Stopper- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Weight- Vader Tungsten 1.5 oz: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 5/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Bait #1- Jackall Archelon (Green Pumpkin, School Gill): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Bait #2- Strike King Rage Craw (Green Pumpkin, Dirty Craw): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Shallow Reaction Baits...

Crankbait- River2Sea Biggie Squarebill (Abalone Shad, TS Minnow): http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Crankbait- Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill (Ghost Minnow, American Shad): http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

Topwater- River2Sea Rover 128 (Ghost Minnow, Sooner, You Know It): http://bit.ly/2acSVea

Jig For Deep Or Shallow...

Jig- 1/2 oz Pitchin Jig (Go To, Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/2amL3of

Jig Trailer- Sweet Beaver (Green Pumpkin, Tramp Stamp): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Deep Water Baits...

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Delta Red, Pro Blue): http://bit.ly/2ery44M

Crankbait- Strike King 10XD (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Delta Red): http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

Hook Upgrades...

6XD - Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

10XD- Owner ST-36 Size 1/0: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Biggie- Owner ST-36 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Preferred All-around Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

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

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

Budget-Friendly All Around Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Summer Topwater Fishing | Grass Fishing Tips

Bass are exploding inches from the rod tip! Its a feeding frenzy!! When Matt woke up he knew he had perfect topwater fishing conditions so he jumped in the kayak and headed out on Clearlake with 3 topwater rods in hand. His hunch was right as bass were exploding through the grass beds ambushing baitfish. Come along and see how Matt adjusts to catch as many bass as possible before the wind and waves get a chance to ruin it all.

Matt started the day with 3 baits tied on. He'd selected a Gavacho (popping frog), Teckel Honker (straight retrieve frog), and a Rage Shad (straight retrieve solid body) for their unique actions. Each bait would meet a different set of possible circumstances and at least one was going to produce. Before day's end Matt also added a Fluke to the arsenal to help convert leery bass.

Fishing weed beds can be overwhelming but it doesn't need to be. The bass treat this cover like any other. They focus on points, funnels, overhead cover, and small protected pockets. Once you learn to look through the expanse of weeds and see the subtle differences between one clump and the next, the bass become very predictable. Once Matt identified prime spots he was able to use the topwater and fluke combination to successfully lure out the bass.

Below is a breakdown of the gear and equipment Matt used today...

The baits...

Teckel Honker Frog (Grey Camo): http://bit.ly/2Xj7Ye4

Strike King Rage Shad (Blue Glimmer, Smokey Shad): http://bit.ly/2dqEf8E

Jackall Gavacho (Chart Strike Gill): http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

Zoom Super Fluke (Smokin Shad): http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

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

Kayak Storage...

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

Plano Hydroflow 3700: http://bit.ly/2PR1kU0

Kayak...

Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2WyVQka

Matt's Fluke Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

Matt's Rage Shad Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 746: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Budget Friendly Frog/Shad Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

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

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Flipping and Punching | Everything You Need To Know!

No more secrets! If you want to catch bass in heavy cover, this video is for you! Did you know you can punch with a dropshot? In today's in-depth video the guys cover this trick and so much more as they give away all the secrets to consistently catching bass with a flipping stick.

When Summer largemouth bass head deep into heavy cover it requires very heavy tackle to get them back out. Punching, flipping, and pitching are the three techniques used to reach these bass lurking in the shadows. If you're the first angler in your area to pick up a flippin stick you will be amazed by how many bass are deep in the cover. Matt and Tim put their heads together in this nearly 40-minute seminar and teach everything from creature bait selection to color preferences, right down to which speed reel will make your life easier for a long day of flipping.

Traditionally these bass are reached using a heavy Texas-Rigged creature bait on 65 lb braid. This method is deadly and has been responsible for producing an incredible number of big bass. However, as fish become conditioned there are times that a heavy jig and even a heavy dropshot will far outshine the Texas Rig. Knowing this little nuances makes all the difference and Matt and Tim aren't afraid to show you exactly how and when to make the adjustments.

Below is a breakdown of all the gear discussed in today's video. It is broken down by style to make it easier to follow along.

Creature Baits...

Jackall Archelon (Natural Profile with Gentle Kick): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Dead Action): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver (Lively Action): http://bit.ly/2MPuma1

Reaction Innovations Kinky Beaver (Lively with Bulk): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Strike King Rage Craw (Exaggerated kicking, large claws): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Strike King Rage Bug (Lively Action with small appendages): http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Plastic Worms...

Berkley Power Worm 7": http://bit.ly/2ouqzSU

Zoom U-Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2H9RnSj

Zoom Dead Ringer 6": http://bit.ly/2PcHIi0



Creature Color Selection: Black Blue Flake, Junebug, Green Pumpkin, Watermelon

Worm Color Selection: Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Seed, Watermelon Red

Dropshot Components...

Hook- Gamakatsu Offset Superline 2/0 or 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight Option #1 (3/4 oz)- Miller Punch Shot: http://bit.ly/2PecRSg

Weight Option #2 (Up to 1 oz)- Reins Heavy Shot: http://bit.ly/2ZtWhBA

Weight Option #3 (All Sizes)- Zappu Sasuteki Punch Sinkers: http://bit.ly/2KVpSMj

VMC Tokyo Rig- http://bit.ly/2PtNjkf


Texas-Rig Components...

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Weight- Swagger Tungsten "Paintless" Black: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

Skirt- Dirty Jigs Punch Skirt: http://bit.ly/2Hqyl7T

Hook- Punch Style- Owner Jungle Flippin Hook 5/0: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

Hook- Wide Gap Style- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 4/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z


Jig Variations...

Flippin' Jig- Tour Level No Jack: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Punchin' Jig- No Jack Punch Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F

Jig Color Selection: Green Pumpkin Craw, Pay Day, Molting Craw, The Go To


Flippin' Sticks (High-end to Budget)...

-Megabass Destroyer 7'7" Bunker Buster: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

-Dobyns Champion Extreme 795: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

-Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Shimano SLX 7'10" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO


Shorter Crossover Rods (high-end to Budget)...

-Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

-Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH 736: http://bit.ly/2abq8nl

-Zodias 7'5" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Dobyns Fury 7'3" Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV


Preferred Flippin' Reels...

-Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

-Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

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