Matt Broke His PB with a MONSTER!

GIANT BASS on BIG SWIMBAITS! Does it get any better??? Come along for a first person look as Matt and Shawn chase down GIANT Striped bass with glide baits!

Breaking a personal best is a rare opportunity, to do it back-to-back, incredible! Its hard to convey just how hard these fish hit, how much power they have, and how tenacious they are with their fight. If you've never had the opportunity to fish for giant striper you need to try it!

Thank you for coming along for this special moment! The two striper weighed 31.6 lbs and 38.0 lbs respectively and both fell for the same glide bait. The key to success with fish of this caliber is having quality equipment. If you come after them with standard bass tackle, sub-par knots, and stock hooks you're going to lose every time. If you take the time to upgrade hardware, tie clean connection knots, and replace worn line, you stand a great chance of being successful when the fish of a lifetime hits!

Matt's Gear...

Lure- Baitsanity Explorer Glide:
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait:
Reel- Tranx 300 HG:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire #7:
Treble Hooks- Owner STX-58 - 2/0:

Camera- GoPro Hero 6:

Other top baits for BIG Striper...

S-Waver 200:
California Swim Jig:
Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper:
River2Sea Rover:
Keitech 6.8 Swimbait:

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Summer Swimbait Fishing - Everything You Need To Know!

BIG Swimbaits work all Summer long! Don't give up! Here is what you need to know to be successful during the warm months. From wake baits to glide baits, to softbaits, we break down our most consistent options for big bait fishing. 

Traditionally, swimbait fishing has been treated as a Winter technique. Over the years its developed into a 3-season technique but the reality is you can successfully target BIG bass all year long with a swimbait. 

The hard baits...

Spro BBZ 8" Floater:
Johnny Rat Wakebait:
Bull Shad Swimbait (6" or 7"):
MS Slammer 7" and 9":

Evergreen ND 180 Wakebait:

Bull Gill Swimbait:
Gantarel Swimbait:
Gigantarel Swimbait:

The Soft Baits...

Mattlures Bluegill Hammer Tail:
SmashTech Head Hunter Belly treble:
SmashTech Head Hunter Weedless:
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7":
Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait:

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Owner Beast Weedless Hook:

GREAT Swimbait Rods...

Ultra High End- Megabass Destroyer Onager:
High End- G Loomis IMX Pro 965 and 966:
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 795 and 806:

Swimbait Reels...

Our Favorite Reel - Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio:
Round Reel- Calcutta 400B:
Budget Reel- Cardiff A 300:

Main Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima 30 lb Ultragreen:

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Jerkbaits Vs. Swimbaits : Which One Wins?

Matt hits the water with a jerkbait and a small swimbait for a quick evening session. The plan was to return to a school of active bass blowing up on baitfish but that quickly changed. Watch as Matt adapts to the changing conditions and puts together a pattern that produces BIG bites. 

Learning to read the water and adapt to changing conditions takes time. Having a solid knowledge of the fishery is a huge bonus but a willingness to change on the fly and try new baits is all that's really required. 

The jerkbait and swimbait are both proven producers throughout the Spring. When one is producing small bites the other will often produce larger fish. Don't be afraid to abandon your game plan when its not working and trying something completely different. You never know when you'll switch from catching little fish (or no fish) to having an awesome time on the water!

The baits... 
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 (Crystal Pro Blue):
3.8 Keitech (Pro Blue Red Pearl):
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (Blue Shad 1/4 with 3/0 Hook):
Dirty Jigs Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Swimbait and Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Cashion 7'3" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Bantam MGL 150:
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Dedicated Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 (7:1 Ratio):
Line- 12 lb Sunline Sniper:

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Underwater Bass Strikes!!! Jigs and Swimbaits - Crazy Footage!!!

Up Close, Slow Motion, Largemouth bass smashing jigs and swimbaits! Ever wondered what is really happening when you feel the "tick" of a bass biting your lure? You're about to find out and we're including the above water catch footage too! 

We know how much you love Underwater Bass Fishing footage and seeing the real-time catch above water takes it to a whole other level! 

There is so much to be learned watching fish with an underwater camera. You can see their behavior, mannerisms, and triggers. 

The Gear...

Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Football Jig ( Molting Craw):
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub Trailer:
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8" (Light Hitch):
Owner 10/0 Beast Hook:

GoPro Hero 5 Camera:
Green Water Dive Filter:
Super Suit Hero 5 Dive Housing:

Matt's Jig Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'5" Heavy:
Reel- Casitas 150:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Matt's Swimbait Combo...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG (Power Handle):
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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