11 lb Bass Eats A Bluegill Swimbait! New Personal Best!

Chris is about to catch the biggest bass of his life! Watch as this monster bass eats a bluegill swimbait! If you've ever wondered what its like to fight a big bass, you're about to go into shock... he lands this giant bass in 6 seconds flat! Aside from an awesome catch, Matt explains how you can replicate this fish catch to put your own personal best in the boat.

Anglers are often shocked when they see how swimbait fish are dragged to the boat. Its not random and there is a whole method behind the aggressive style. In this video Matt explains how to match your gear and your fighting style to give yourself the best shot to catch a monster bass.

Huge congratulations to Chris on this monster bass! It was an honor to net your personal best and we hope your success shows other anglers how to catch the biggest bass of their lives too!

Below is a breakdown of the rod, reel, bait, etc used to land this incredible bass!

The Rod/Reel Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 AHG (power handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

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

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

The Gear...

Bait- Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Split Rig- Owner Hyperwire #5: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Other Great Bluegill Swimbaits...

Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill (Boot Tail)- http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

Mattlures U2 Bluegill (Smaller Size): http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

Huddleston Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FqvvQW

Little Creeper All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

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Soft Swimbait Buyer's Guide: Styles, Colors, and Rigging Tips

Giant swimbaits work everywhere! If you haven't tried them yet, the time has come. They can be pricey and they're not all created equal. How do you know which baits to invest your time and money into? Today we're teaching everything you need to know about soft swimbaits.

We're covering wedge tails, boot tails, paddle tails, as well as rigging and color selection. If you've ever wanted to try big swimbaits this is for you. Don't waste a fortune trying dozens of baits, wondering if you're doing it right. Stick with these proven options and you'll start catching in no time.

The actual act of swimbait fishing is very simple. It is almost always a cast and slow, steady retrieve. Season to season the speed may change (some times you're reeling like a spinnerbait, other times its as slow as you can stand to turn the handle) but the cadence never does. There is no need to add action, stop and go, pop the rod, etc... just a slow and steady retrieve.

Below is a complete list of the soft baits and equipment we have confidence in including color recommendations for each.

The Baits...

-Huddleston 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

(We Recommend ROF 12 in Hitch or Holdover Trout)

-Huddleston 68 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG

(We recommend both ROF 5 and 12 in Black Gizzard Shad and Rainbow Trout)

-6" and 7" Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Reverse Hitch, T.S. Bluegill)

-Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU

(6" and 7" in Mullins Madness, Natural Light, and Ol Smokey. Recommended Rigging: 8/0 Owner Beast Hook listed below)

-Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Recommend Tennessee Shad, Electric Shad, Ghost Rainbow. Recommended Rigging: Matt Allen Swimbait 3/4 oz or 10/0 Owner Beast Hook, both listed below)

-6" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

(LC Blue, Tucked Out Chartreuse Shad, Tucked Out Ghost LC Hitch. Recommended Rigging: 6/0 Beast Hook listed below.)

-8" Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

(Ghosted Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch, Just Shad. Recommended Rigging 6/0 Blade Runner Head or 8/0 Owner Beast hook, both listed below.)

Megabass Dark Sleeper: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

(1/2 or 3/4 oz in Donko, Haze, Wakasagi)

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion 807 Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX

Reel- Shimano Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Beast Hook Rigged baits...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 795 Fury: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Swimbait Buyer's Guide: Glide Baits, Hardbaits, and Topwater

Today we're exploring big swimbaits! The buyer's guide series continues with an in-depth look at glide baits, multi-joint hardbaits, and even a few topwater options. You can go broke buying swimbaits and they're not all created equal so today we're sharing some of our favorite baits that consistently produce BIG bass!

If you're wondering which baits you should try or which baits to buy for a loved one, look no further. Today's focus is hard swimbaits but tomorrow we'll follow up with a BONUS video on soft swimbaits. From budget friendly to extreme, we're covering all the bases and making it as easy as possible for you.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the baits by category, recommended colors, as well as our rod and reel choices for various baits. If you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comment section and we'll help you make your selection.

Glide Baits...

-Gan Craft 230: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm

(Dark Rainbow, Ghost Chart Shad, Se Ayu, Stocker Rainbow)

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Lite Trout, Rainbow Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

(Trout and Carp)

-Baitsanity Tails: http://bit.ly/2R0yP7x

(Holdover Trout Hard PVC, Dark Carp Hard PVC)

Topwater Baits...

-Spro BBZ 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

(Any color for topwater)

-Johnny Rat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2q9CNA8

(Either color but overall we prefer the larger Johnny)

Multi-Joint Baits...

-Jackall DowzSwimmer 220: http://bit.ly/2OqDNMM

(RT Spawn Gill, RT Trout, Ghost Scale Minnow)

-Bucca's Bull Shad Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

(Prefer 5" and 6" Sizes)

-Bucca's Bull Gill: http://bit.ly/2f1ASHn

(Bluegill and Dirty Bone)

Big Glidebait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Small Bait Rod...

Rod- IMX Pro 904 SWBR: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Metanium MGL HG 150: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- 30 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 795 Fury: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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3 Underspin Tricks You Haven't Tried!

Making the perfect underspin is easy! There are some awesome products on the market now that let you convert any hook, swimbait head, or jighead into an underspin. You can modify baits, change hooks, weights, blade sizes, and more, and it only takes a few seconds.

Bass love chasing baitfish in the Fall and the underspin is a great way to target those fish. Unfortunately no two lakes are the same so one day you might be fishing in 2 feet around grass and the next day find yourself in 25 feet on a flat. With these simple baits and hooks you can quickly adapt to changing conditions.

Below you'll find a breakdown of the the individual items and tackle Matt discussed in the video. Farther down you'll find his recommendations for making your own "UnderSpin Kit" to store in the boat so you can easily adapt to changing conditions when the need arises.

Our Preferred Underspins...

Blade Runner Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz

Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Hog Farmer Baits War Pig: http://bit.ly/2pcQnRP

Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Underspin Parts...

Owner CPS Springs (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Khan Baits Easy Spin: http://bit.ly/2RUVXVW

Pro Point Lures Underspin Blades: http://bit.ly/2f6uwne

Decoy Versatile Keeper: http://bit.ly/2NNtJci

Hook Selection...

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Owner 4/0 Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

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

Gamakatsu 6/0 Superline EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

The Baits...

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2NpyLjU

Matt's Kit Recommendations...

-Plano Pro Latch 3500 Box: http://bit.ly/2QVH7NI

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-1/8 oz Easy Spin (Gold)

-3/8 oz Easy Spin (Silver)

-Weightless Easy Spin (Silver)

-Pro Point Lures Silver Blades

-Decoy Medium Versatile Keeper (Holds Blades in place)

-Owner Medium CPS Spring

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