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: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire #7: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Treble Hooks- Owner STX-58 - 2/0: http://bit.ly/2fXGkLc

Camera- GoPro Hero 6: http://bit.ly/2HIutxo

Other top baits for BIG Striper...

S-Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper: http://bit.ly/2x4kMnG
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Keitech 6.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
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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: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
Johnny Rat Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2q9CNA8
Bull Shad Swimbait (6" or 7"): http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM
MS Slammer 7" and 9": http://bit.ly/2aOlET2

Evergreen ND 180 Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Bull Gill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2f1ASHn
Gantarel Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2adZI3R
Gigantarel Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2nXHHvf

The Soft Baits...

Mattlures Bluegill Hammer Tail: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3
SmashTech Head Hunter Belly treble: http://bit.ly/2pc3ROF
SmashTech Head Hunter Weedless: http://bit.ly/2LRG9PT
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7": http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Owner Beast Weedless Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

GREAT Swimbait Rods...

Ultra High End- Megabass Destroyer Onager: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
High End- G Loomis IMX Pro 965 and 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 795 and 806: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Swimbait Reels...

Our Favorite Reel - Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Round Reel- Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d
Budget Reel- Cardiff A 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line...
Main Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 30 lb Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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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): http://bit.ly/2aHz588
3.8 Keitech (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (Blue Shad 1/4 with 3/0 Hook): http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Dirty Jigs Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Swimbait and Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Cashion 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2He0r4X
Reel- Bantam MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Dedicated Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 12 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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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): http://bit.ly/2d6bTBI
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub Trailer: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8" (Light Hitch): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner 10/0 Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

GoPro Hero 5 Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
Green Water Dive Filter: http://bit.ly/2lqsczo
Super Suit Hero 5 Dive Housing: http://bit.ly/2kyPQbn

Matt's Jig Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'5" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt's Swimbait Combo...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG (Power Handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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