How To Catch Bass In Muddy Water

Bass LOVE muddy water! Its not as tough as you think to catch fish when the water is murky. Anglers often lose confidence and begin to struggle when the water turns muddy and starts to rise but its all in their heads. Rising muddy water means more food and more food means aggressive bass. When the muddy conditions arrive this year, you'll be ready!

Don't let water color scare you. Whether your lake is crystal clear or chocolate milk the bass still need to eat. Its all about adaptation and recognizing changing conditions. Don't be afraid to fish aggressively in dark water. Matt's favorite bait in high, muddy water is a spinnerbait. There is no reason to slow down unless the bass won't cooperate. If that happens, we've got a handful of other techniques you can try with confidence.

Below is a breakdown of the baits discussed in the video. All of these are proven producers in stained to muddy water. Don't be afraid to get out there after the next big storm, you might be surprised how many fish are willing to bite.

Reaction Baits...

River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait (Iced):

Revenge Double Colorado Spinnerbait:

Evergreen Jack Hammer Chatterbait:

Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig (Citrus Shad or Dirty Shad):

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless Crankbait (Chartreuse Shad):

Slow Moving Baits...

No-Jack Flipping Jig (Blackend Blue):

Man Bear Pig Creature Bait:

Brush Hog Creature Bait:

6"' Yamamoto Senko:

Preferred Rods For Muddy Water Fishing...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy or Extra Heavy:

Reel- Curado 200K HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid:


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Where Do Bass Go In Winter? (And How To Catch Them)

If your bass vanished this Winter you aren't alone! Many anglers struggle to find fish this time of year but if you know the 3 places to look, you'll always be able to find them. The combination of rock, hollows, and solid cover, are the trifecta of fishy locations for Winter bass fishing.

Don't let the cold temperatures deter you. The fish still need to eat and while you might not get as many bites as you would in Fall or Spring, you're likely to catch the biggest bass of your life! If you're not fishing this Winter, you're wasting some of the best big bass fishing of the whole year!

Below is a breakdown of some of the gear we use this time of year. We've broken it down by location and weather condition to make it easy for you to find what you need.

Fish on the rocks...

Jig- Dirty Jigs Casting:

Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail:

Ned Rig- Z Man Ned Worm:

Ned Head- Lockz Head:

Fish In The Hollows...

Alabama Rig- Yum Flash Mob Junior:

Blade Bait- Damiki Axe Blade:

Underspin- Blade Runner 1/2 oz:

Swimbait- Huddleston 10" ROF 12:

Fish In Shallow Cover...

Shallow Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange 110:

Deep Jerkbait- Lucky Craft Staysee 90:

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig:

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:

Fish In Flood Conditions...

Spinnerbait- River2Sea Bling 1/2 oz (Iced):

Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 3/8 oz (Chartreuse White):

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig:

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:


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Fall Bass Fishing: How To Catch Bass On Spoons

Spoon fishing is easy! Its one of the oldest fishing techniques but most anglers don't have any idea how to fish spoons for bass. The trick to getting bit on a spoon is in the details. From line material to colors, to drop speed, the subtle changes are the difference between catching and wasting time.

As the cool nights set in, the jigging spoon bite is the best it will be all year. Don't be afraid to head out to deeper water in search of schooling fish. If you can find bass around baitfish you've got the recipe for quick success.

We use a variety of spoons to catch the bass. Matching the size of the baitfish can be very important so don't be afraid to change sizes, even switching to a tail spinner or underpin when the bite slows. But if you need a place to start, the 1 3/4 oz Blade Runner is the most consistent producer amongst our spoons.

Below is a breakdown of our gear:


BladeRunner 1 3/4 oz Duh Spoon:

BladeRunner 1 1/4 oz Duh Spoon:

Nichols Lake Fork Flutter Spoon:

Tail Spinners...

Damiki Axe Blade:

Duo Realis Spin:

Matt's Spoon Setup...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR:

Reel- Chronarch MGL:

Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin:

Tim's Tail Spinner Setup...

Rod- 13 Fishing Muse 7' Medium:

Reel- 13 Origin TX:

Line- 15 lb Sunline Sniper:

Budget Friendly Spoon Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium Heavy:

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG:

Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin:


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Advanced Bass Fishing Tips - How To Catch Entire Schools Of Fish!

Quit wasting time and quit catching the small ones. Tim explains our exact system for triggering schooling bass into feeding and then walks through each move we make to keep those bass aggressively feeding until the biggest fish in the school begin to bite. 

Most bass anglers have the opportunity to fish for large schools of fish but very few even realize it. Ever reeled in a bass and had other bass follow it in? Ever caught a bass, sat down, retied, etc... and then cast out and got bit again right away? If you were prepared these are both scenarios where you may have been able to catch bass after bass after bass, and maybe even have caught the biggest bass of your life!

The key to this style of fishing is preparation. You need to be prepared to effectively target schooling bass and you need to have the mindset prepared to adjust rapidly in order to keep the school feeding. Below is a list of the lure styles we use to target schooling fish. 

Agressive Baits...
Deep Crankbait- Strike King 6XD:
Lipless Crankbait- Lucky Craft LV-500:
Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange 110:
Soft Jerkbait- Zoom Super Fluke:
Swimbait- 4.8 Keitech Fat:
Spoon- Strike King Flutter Spoon:
Spinnerbait - Bling Spinnerbait 1/2 oz:

Subtle Baits...
Dropshot- Roboworm 6" Straight Tail Worm:
Shaky Head- Zoom Trick Worm:
Ned Worm- Z Man Finesse T.R.D.:

Tim's All-Around Combo...
Rod- 7'2" Med/Heavy Zodias:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper:

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