Tim is back on the kayak in a tiny pond and he's catching bass! Come along as he fishes a frog and senko for the pond bass. He's hoping to catch some nice fish before a giant storm rolls in with flash flood warnings, thunder, and lighting.

Tim starts out with a Bully Wa Frog. As the day progresses he switches over to a Sprinker frog hoping the straight retrieve will get a better bite than the side to side walking action of a traditional frog. He gets bit on the very first cast and after that focus completely shifts to the Teckel. Tim continues to explore, picking up both a senko and a Rage Bug to probe the thick grass in the middle of the pond.

Pond fishing is typically a little easier than fishing on a big lake. While you have less water to work with, the trade off is the bass are easy to target and trapped in a confined space. By implementing a 2-part attack with the combination of topwater and senko Tim was able to quickly and easily locate the fish that were feeding in the pond. He didn't have time to dig deep into the reeds in search of a bigger fish but he did the best he could with a short window of opportunity.

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment Tim used to have a successful day on the water.


-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Teckel Sprinker Frog (Bone) - http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

-6" Senko - http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Strike King Rage Bug - http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV


-Old Town Topwater PDL: http://bit.ly/2YAQdnu


-Plano Rustrictor Box 3700 - http://bit.ly/30STK1D

-Plano KVD Speedbag Worm Files (Small) - http://bit.ly/2GYT4RC

Frog Combo...

-Shimano SLX 7'2"H - http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-Shimano SLX Reel 7.2:1 - http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Worm Combo...

-Zodias 6'10' MH - http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Curado 70 7.2:1 Gear Ratio - http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Flipping Combo...

-Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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


Sun Shirt- Barracuda Geo Cool: http://bit.ly/2KaUg3m

Sun Mask- http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi

Sun Pants- Aftco Original Fishing Pant: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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Bass Fishing Grand Slam on Table Rock Lake!

Today we're exploring Table Rock Lake in Missouri. Its our first time in the state but it doesn't take long to establish a pattern. Come along for a fun day on the water as we search the lake, figure out the bite, and each catch a grand slam! If you understand the principals behind how bass move, locating fish in a new lake shouldn't take long. Table Rock proved to be very clear, loaded with bait, and has an amazing bass population.

We used a combination of baits to find consistent success today. We started off with a topwater (River2Sea Rover) and a glide bait (S Waver 168). We used this combination to draw fish up in the clear water so we could see them and figure out how they were positioning. It worked extremely well, showing us that fish were suspending on shallow cover and holding tight to chunk rock on mud banks. Once we'd established the pattern the swimbait (Keitech 4.3 and 3.8) became the main producers.

We hope you enjoyed spending a day on the water with us in the Midwest. Table Rock is an amazing fishery and we can't wait to return! If you haven't been following along we're in the midst of a nationwide road trip and the videos to come get more and more in depth with information on locating fish and establishing patterns. Continue to follow along as we come to a lake near you!

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment used in the video…

-S-Waver 168 Light Trout: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-R2S Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Keitech Fat Swimbait 4.3 and 3.8 (Electric Shad, Tennessee Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Guppy Swimbait Head 1/4 oz 3/0: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Matt's Topwater Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

Keitech Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 844C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

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

Budget Combo... (Small paddle tail swimbaits and topwater)

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG Casting: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 40 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97


A Day On The Water: Spring Fishing With Matt On Clearlake

Come along for an early pre-spawn day on Clearlake. The water temps are in the low 50's, air temps at launch are 37 degrees, but the bass are biting! We spend the day adapting and developing a pattern as we explore the lake with a variety of reaction baits.

We all dream about the wide open Spring bite but more often than not we're met with challenging weather conditions. This day was a perfect example of changing conditions resulting in a bite that was tougher than anticipated. The difference between frustration and success is being willing to adapt.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Matt used in the video.


-Bladed A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

-Keitech 4.8 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

-Reaction Innovations Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I


-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 (Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2aHz588


Bait- Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig (Hematoma): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Hook- Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight- River2Sea 1 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

A-Rig Combo...

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

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

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

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


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Is Bass Fishing In Mexico Worth It?

We headed to Mexico’s Lake Baccarac to find out if Mexico fishing is as good as they say. From the flight to the meals to the fishing, it was top notch all the way! If you've ever wondered if bass fishing in Mexico is worth the trip, check this out...

When we travel we pride ourselves on fishing without outside help, approaching lakes the same way we do at home. It took a bit of work but we were able to get out on the water unguided and truly explore it for ourselves. We were amazed by the quality and quantity of fish, as well as the incredible amount of Tilapia and shad in the lake. The fishery is as healthy as any we have in the states. We felt safe the entire time, despite fishing alone in a foreign country.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle we were using, as well as a link to the lodge in case you want to try your hand at catching a big bass in Mexico. One of our favorite parts of the trip is that you didn't have to use a specific bait to catch fish. We brought a variety of confidence baits and caught fish on nearly all of them!

To answer the question: Yes, fishing in Mexico is worth it! We had an amazing time and will definitely do it again!

The baits in order of appearance...

River2Sea S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin' Jig (Okeechobee 420): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Strike King 10" BullWorm (PlumApple): http://bit.ly/2IVzvuS

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swimbait (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

HogFarmer 5 wire - 8 blade rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

Lucky Craft BDS-6 Crankbait (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2sRZby9

6th Sense C20 Crankbait (Shad Fantasy): http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

Osprey Tournament Talon (Gizzard Shad): http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

The Key is to use all-around rods while traveling so you can use as many baits as possible on a single rod. Our most used rod this trip was...

Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med Heavy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

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

The Lodge...

Pro Bass Adventures Lake Baccarac: http://bit.ly/2MDiiVR

Tackle/Rod Storage...

Rod Tube- Plan Telescoping Rod Case: http://bit.ly/2GbEKnM

Standard Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

Deep Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof Deep 3700: http://bit.ly/2xjccls


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