Pending World Record Catfish!

Tim was using 6 lb line and a spinning rod when this giant catfish bit! The fight lasted over an hour with so many drag screaming runs we lost track. Come along and watch the entire fight play out! The fish has been submitted for the Channel Catfish All-Tackle Length Record and is currently pending.

One of the most exciting aspects of fishing is that you never know what's going to bite. Tim was throwing a Neko Rig for bass on light tackle. He was searching for smallmouth when the big cat surprised him.

Quality tackle made all the difference in this fight! There is no doubt that lesser gear would have failed under the strain of the battle. Below is a breakdown of the gear Tim was using when he subdued this monster.

Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

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

Line- 12 lb Sunline Braid: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ

Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

The Bait...

Lure- 5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Weight- Swagger Tackle Tungsten Pagoda: http://bit.ly/2iGNSFW

Keeper- G7 Protect Tubes: http://bit.ly/2PWEkUs

Hook- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Camera Used: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB

Scale Used: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9

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Camp Fire - A Bass Fishing Story

Are you proud to be a bass fisherman? You're about to be! A few weeks ago the bass fishing industry came together and supported 22 of their own in the midst of tragedy. Here is a story the news overlooked...

The Camp Fire devastated Paradise, California and the surrounding communities. An incredible number of people lost their lives, and an unfathomable number of people escaped with nothing but their lives. Amongst those individuals were a bunch of bass fishermen! These aren't strangers, these aren't stories on the news, these are real people like you and I, some of them members of the TacticalBassin Family!

The news tells of devastation but they didn't tell you that Paradise, CA has a bass club. 22 bass fishermen in that club lost all their belongings and 2 lost their lives. Word of this tragedy spread through the bass fishing community very rapidly and a handful of amazing companies banded together to do something about it.

These are the brands that came together to support the Paradise Bass Club.

Paradise Bass Club: https://paradisebassclub.webs.com

Aftco: http://bit.ly/2rORmJ8

Bass Patrol Jigs: http://bit.ly/2PYP9Ew

Big Bite Baits: http://bit.ly/2Td3UWp

Blade Runner Tackle: http://bit.ly/2rUoBL6

Chico Bass Club: http://bit.ly/2Vc7XDZ

Daiwa: http://bit.ly/2EPcBSX

Dirty Jigs Tackle: http://bit.ly/2RkvJyw

Dobyns Rods: http://bit.ly/2QRinKG

Falcon Rods: http://bit.ly/2Q1mu1N

Fisherman's Warehouse: 800-237-3511

Johnson's Bait and Tackle: 530-674-1912

Megabass: http://bit.ly/2EKT99B

Owner: http://bit.ly/2Czb4yI

Plano: http://bit.ly/2EOUqO0

P-Line: http://bit.ly/2RiCG3k

Reaction Innovations: http://bit.ly/2SkvFMG

River2Sea: http://bit.ly/2T89HMT

Roboworm: http://bit.ly/2VaBkqc

Shimano: http://bit.ly/2rUqlE8

Simms: http://bit.ly/2Q1wGac

Sunline: http://bit.ly/2GOWpmW

Swimmer Baits: Local Brand, no contact info

Tackle Warehouse: http://bit.ly/2cTYYUa

Trokar: http://bit.ly/2PYQGdK

Water Gremlin: http://bit.ly/2Skw7KS

Wright & McGill: http://bit.ly/2rRx5CL

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EPIC Trip Back East! | Major Lesson In Bass Fishing History

Matt just got back from an awesome fishing trip in Kentucky and Tennessee! He met up with some great guys and fished a bunch of lakes, even fishing a tournament on Dale Hollow! What he didn't expect, was to be hit so hard by the historical significance of these amazing fisheries!

There are a bunch of fishing videos coming from the trip, including a first-person perspective from the Billy Westmoreland Invitational Tournament. In the meantime, Matt got in front of the camera to share his thoughts and experiences from the trip. He got a lot more than he bargained for when he walked back through the history of Smallmouth Bass fishing in Tennessee and he shares his perspective in this video. 

Wondering what TacticalBassin methods caught fish during the trip? Below is a list of the baits that the guys were able to catch fish on while road tripping for a week. 

LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Blade Runner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech 4.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
S-Waver 200 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
BladeRunner DUH Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP
Dirty Jigs Finesse Football: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Strike King 10XD Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Spro RockCrawler Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2BLmsVN
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$200,000 Yacht Sunk To The Bottom!! (Coast Guard Called)

You never know what you're going to see when fishing!!! We noticed the oil slick, then the life jackets, then the yacht! Once the Coast Guard arrived we gave them the room to work but we hope this worked out for the boat owners! 

Let this serve as a reminder to all of us! Regular boat maintenance is so important! In your bass boat, here are some quick items you can change to ensure that your boat isn't taking on water. Don't let those minor leaks go unchecked. We've had to raise a bass boat off the lake bottom in the past and its not easy!

Drain Plug- http://bit.ly/2wN7O0b
Remote Plug System- http://bit.ly/2jkZqjS
Livewell Pump- http://bit.ly/2iPRaEu
Bilge Pump (With Float for automatic bilge)- http://bit.ly/2zDfRMh

If you happen to remember that we were fishing in the beginning of the video here is the gear we were using. And if you were wondering what on earth we were doing... 30 foot visibility and Tim's fish had a follower chasing it around... we were after that double hook up. 

Eye Surrender ESE Polarized Glasses...
Grey in Sunlight or Amber in Low Light: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

Tim's Setup...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 901: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Shimano Stella 2500: http://bit.ly/2zT8C66
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 10 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 7 lb Sunline Snipper Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Hook- Owner Mosquito Light: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Weight- Tungsten Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24

Matt's Setup...
Rod- Shimano Expride 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Asassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Hook- Trokar Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Worm- Roboworm 4" Fat: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Weight- Tungsten Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24

We forget how dangerous the water can be. Boats sink all the time and we need to be more aware of the dangers. Always wear your safety equipment, carry the tools and equipment to keep you and your passengers safe, and always keep an eye out to help others that may be in distress. 

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