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): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

Revenge Double Colorado Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2E4durB

Evergreen Jack Hammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig (Citrus Shad or Dirty Shad): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless Crankbait (Chartreuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Slow Moving Baits...

No-Jack Flipping Jig (Blackend Blue): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Man Bear Pig Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Brush Hog Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

6"' Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Preferred Rods For Muddy Water Fishing...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy or Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

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

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Winter A-Rigs (Beginner Tips AND Advanced Rigging Tricks)

Are you doing it wrong? Are you going down the bank mindlessly casting an A-rig? Winter is when the fine details of A-rig fishing become critical. Its time to focus on modifying your rigs to reach new depths and catch fish you can't target any other way. This isn't the same old A-rig info, its time to do things differently.

7 years ago the Alabama Rig hit the scene and shocked the tournament world. Anglers thought it was the end of the world and fishing would never be the same. While that has already proven itself to be ridiculous, the A-rig remains an incredible tool for Winter bass fishing.

When the reaction bite dies and you've resigned yourself to finesse fishing, there is still a shot that the A-rig will work. It works long after most other reaction offerings have lost their effectiveness. Don't be afraid to pick up an A-rig this Winter, make a few adaptions for the cold water conditions, and start slinging!

Below is a breakdown of the rigs, baits, gear, and storage options of the A-rig.

The Rigs...

Yum Flash Mob Jr.: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

G-Funk Baits Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

The Heads...

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

HD Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/2SwNaJH

Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Hardware...

CPS Centering Pin (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

Owner Hyperwire Split Ring (Size 3 or 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Spro Power Swivels: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d

Tim's Preferred Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 7'6" Heavy (894): http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud

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

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

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All-Around A-Rig Combo...

Rod- Shimano Curado 7'6" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

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

Leader- 20 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

A-Rig Storage Options...

Plano A-rig Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

Red One A- Rigger: http://bit.ly/2nymWrO

Eye Surrender Pouch: http://bit.ly/2idps7n

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Top 5 Baits To Catch Tough Winter Bass

Winter bass fishing offers a great shot at BIG bass! Unfortunately windy, blue-bird skies make it nearly impossible to get a bite. How do you combat these tough conditions? Matt explains 5 key techniques he applies to fool stubborn bass into biting during the cold water months.

Most anglers turn to finesse when tough conditions develop. This a great option that is often successful but its not mandatory. There are a handful of power fishing techniques that can be adapted for tough conditions.

Below is a break down of the baits (and colors) that Matt recommends for overcoming post-frontal conditions the next time you encounter them.

1) Ned Rig...

Worm: Z Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Head: Z Man Ned LockZ HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Favorite Colors - Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Canada Craw

2) Dropshot...

Worm: Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

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

Weight: Tungsten Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24

Favorite Colors- Aarons Magic, MMIII, Peoples Worm

3) Finesse Underspin...

Swimbait: Keitech 2.8 Swing Impact Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Underspin: Cool Baits (3/16 with 1/0 Hook): http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

Swimbait Head: Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (1/8 oz with 1/0): http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Favorite Colors- Pro Blue Red Pearl, Tennessee Shad, Electric Shad

4) Jerkbait...

Jerkbait: Lucky Craft Staysees 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

Jerkbait: Lucky Craft Pointer 78DD: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7

Hook: Aaron Martens Finesse Nano Treble (Size 5): http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

Favorite colors- Aurora Black, Chartreuse Shad, Nishiki, Ghost Minnow

5) Blade Bait...

Option 1: Silver Buddy: http://bit.ly/2AcTelj

Option 2: Vibe: http://bit.ly/2QRm7Ml

Option 3: Damiki Vault: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2

Option 4: Molix Trago Vib: http://bit.ly/2Q5X4jf

Preferred Hook: Gamakatsu EWG Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

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Cold Water Jerkbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

If you're ready to catch more jerkbait fish, this is your video! Matt breaks down Which Baits, How To Work Them, and a whole lot more in this in-depth look at jerkbaits. He keeps his bait selection simple, makes his gear choices easy, and focuses on triggering the bass into biting.

If you've ever wanted to catch a jerkbait fish, now is the time to get out there and make it happen. The sharp cooling trend at the end of Fall triggers an aggressive feeding desire in bass. Couple that response with a desire to conserve energy in the cold and the jerkbait doubles up on effectiveness.

The handful of baits Matt describes in this video are deadly! Used independently they're great but when combined together you have a simple system that can be adapted to changing temperatures, depths, and cover.

Below you'll find a breakdown of Matt's favorite baits, equipment, hook upgrades, and even a color list of some of the colors that he has seen the most success with.

The baits...

Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

Megabass Vision 110 +1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

Megabass Vision 110 Silent: http://bit.ly/2mqOuiA

Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Treble: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 2: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Recommended Hook Sizes by bait...

Jackall- Size 4

Megabass- Size 6

Staysee- Size 5

Flash Pointer- Size 6

Matt's Favorite Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Alberaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

6'10 Medium also available in these lines...

Zodias: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Curado: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

SLX: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Prefer a different brand? Here are a couple other great choices...

St Croix Legend Elite 6'10 Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

Lucky Craft Colors... American Shad, Aurora Black, Ghost Minnow

Megabass Colors... GP Crystal Shad, GP Pro Blue, Killer Kawaguchi

Jackall Colors... Ghost Wakasagi, HL Silver Shad, RT Hollow Minnow

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