How To Skip Under Docks & Trees

These are the tricks you need to know to skip your jig wayyyy back under cover. If you're the guy fishing the edges of docks and fronts of trees, your fishing is about to change! Tim goes in depth with the methods he uses to consistently reach deep into the dark corners of overhead cover.

Skipping is an amazing way to catch bass that no one else is even fishing for. Once mastered, you can reach fish so far back in the shadows that they're rarely approached. The method is best learned with a spinning rod but ultimately can be done with virtually any tackle.

Below is a breakdown of the rods, reels, and lures that Tim is using to skip in this video:

Swimbait Combo…

Rod- Dobyns Fury 795 Swimbait:

Reel- Curado 200K:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid:

Lure- 6" Osprey Swimbait:

Jig Combo…

Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10 Medium:

Reel- Curado 70 Casting Reel:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:

Lure- Clausen Compact Pitching Jig:

Spinning Combo…

Rod- Cashion 7'2" medium Heavy Spinning:

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT Spinning:

Line- 15 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:

Lure- 5" Yamamoto Senko:


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Jig Fishing Made Easy - What Are All These Heads For?

Finesse Jigs, Swim Jigs, Flippin Jigs, Pitchin Jigs, Casting Jigs, and more! What are all these jigs for? Do we need them all? Is one better than another? What about jig trailers and colors?

Matt teaches how to fish a jig in a way that anyone can understand. Whether you've never thrown a jig, you're looking to hone your technique, or want to know a few tricks that will help you catch more bass, this video is for you!

Jig Styles...
Finesse Jig:
Pitchin' Jig:
Finesse Football:
Skirted Football:
Casting Jig:
Flippin' Jig:
No Jack Flippin Jig:
Swim Jig:
California Swim Jig:

Jig Trailers...
Sweet Beaver:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:
Netbait Paca Chunk:
Netbait Paca Slim Craw:
Rage Baby Menace:
Rage Chunk:
Rage Bug:

Preferred Trailer Colors...
Green Pumpkin/Black Flake
Watermelon/Red Flake

Jig Colors...
Go To
Molting Craw
Supermat Brown
Norcal Craw

Finesse Jig Combo...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium:
Reel- Curado 70 7:1 Ratio:
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 30 lb:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb:

Pitchin/Football Jig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns 784 Champion Extreme:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 ratio:
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 50 lb:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15-20 lb:

Heavy Pitchin'/Flippin Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy:
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Gear Ratio:
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 65 lb:
Leader- 20-25 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget All-Around Jig Combo...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Casitas 150:
Line- 15 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon:


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Swinging Jigs For Summer Bass - Everything You Need To Know

Don't show the bass the same old baits! Do something different this Summer and you're going to catch bigger fish. The swinging jig head stormed the market a few short years ago but has virtually vanished from the public eye since. 

Whether you caught fish on the Biffle Head when it came out or not, your fish will eat a swinging jig as you swim it along the bottom. When this style of bait hit the market there was very little information about how to fish it properly. In this video Matt breaks down the heads, baits, and gear that has worked best for him over the past couple of years. 

The Heads...

Dirty Jigs Pivot Point Head:
Gene Larew Biffle Hardhead:

The Baits...

Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:
Strike King Rage Bug:
Strike King Rage Menace:
Zoom Z Craw:

Recommended Colors... Green Pumpkin, JuneBug, Watermelon Red Flake

Matt's Setup for Lighter Jigheads...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70:
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 50 lb:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Matt's Setup For Heavier Jigheads...

Rod- GLX 854C JWR (7'1" Heavy):
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Friendly Rods For This Technique...

Dobyns Fury 7'3" Heavy:
Shimano Exage 7'2" Heavy:

This is an awesome technique when bass head out to the ledges and deep water haunts. Give it a try this Summer and you're sure to have fun!

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Finesse Jigs - Get More Bites AND Catch Big Bass!

Why finesse jigs? When should you throw them? What are they for? Are they really that effective at catching quality and quantity at the same time? We're going to cover everything you need to know about Finesse jigs in this video!

The finesse jig shines throughout the Spring and early Summer. It produces consistently around cover, docks, and even around chunk rock. It has all the same fish catching qualities as a full size jig but it allows you to downsize your equipment and line to adapt to changing conditions. 
The next time you're on a shaky head, dropshot, or Texas Rig bite, consider throwing a finesse jig instead and you might be surprised at the number of big bass that had been lurking in front of you all along. 

The baits...
Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig:
Keitech Tungsten Football Jig:
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football:
Dirty Jigs Casting Jig:
Compact Pitching Jig:

The Trailers...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver:
Biwaa Armored Craw 3":
Yamamoto 4" Double Tail Grub:
Strike King Baby Menace:

Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Great Crossover jerk bait combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Curado 70 in 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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