Bass Fishing For GIANT Smallmouth | Swimbaits, Crankbaits and 100 Mile Runs!

100 miles through floating debris fields, 44 degree temps, but the Smallmouth were chewing! Tim caught his 7 lber the evening before so no matter what was in front of us we were going to make it back for more!

The smallmouth were sitting on current seams and ledges in 5 to 18 feet of water. We used a combination of swimbaits and crankbaits to trigger the schools into feeding and then the slugfest began! This was one of the most viscious feeding sessions we've ever seen with smallmouth bass.

What were we using?

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Keitech 4.8” Swimbait:

6” Basstrix Paddletail Swimbait:

Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait:

Strike King 6 XD Crankbait:


Matt's Crankbait Setup...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6” Glass:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Hooks- Megabass Katsuage:


Tim's Swimbait Setup...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 7'5" XH:

Reel- Shimano Antares:

Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


Reasonably Priced Swimbait combo for the average angler...

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Curado 70:

Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:


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