Matt Catches a HUGE Double Digit bass with his Dad!

Come along as Matt and his Dad catch an 11 lb bass! The guys dial in the pattern as they search for the big females during the spawn. There are a lot of buck males on beds but most of the quality fish are out over offshore grass beds. The guys piece together the pattern and have fun exploring the lake after not fishing there together for more than 10 years!

The spawn is one of the best times of year to catch a new personal best. There are huge fish moving up in predictable locations and they're willing to be caught if you're prepared. If they move up on the beds you can target them while looking at the fish but even if they haven't moved up you can target them by fishing just offshore over grass beds, structure, or on the adjacent secondary points.

Below is a breakdown (in no particular order) of all the gear the guys were using in today's video...

-Keitech 2.8" Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Revenge Darter Hedz 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm

-Z Man TRD Finesse Ned (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

-Z Man Lockz HD Jig Head 1/5 oz: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

-3.5" Tournament Tube (Ghost Hologram): http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

-Strike King 3/16 oz Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2xpDBDK

-Basstrix Bait Fry Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

-Huddleston Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2u9DElc

Dale's Finesse Rod...

Rod- Fenwick Elite Tech 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2P9SGBh

Reel- Shimano Stradic 2500: http://bit.ly/2bONXB5

Line- 15 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

-Matt's finesse Rod...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Reel- Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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How To Catch GIANT Bass **Day on the Water**

Watch and learn as Tim breaks off a MONSTER bass then turns around and catches her again! Spring is prime time to catch these huge fish and Tim shows exactly how it can be done. He uses a combination of swimbaits and sight fishing to coax a bunch of really nice fish into biting including the 8+ lber. Its hard to keep your focus when a big one comes off but Tim shows first hand that keeping your cool can pay big dividends!

Tim is on Clearlake for a day of big bass fishing. He's invited us along to take part as he searches high and low for the right fish. Pay close attention as he chooses different baits to catch the fish and also to the colors he decides to use. As he's explained in the past, no two bedfish are the same so its important to have a variety of baits at your disposal.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle Tim used in the video.

Main setup...

Bait- Megabass dark sleeper 1/2oz - mutsugorou color: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

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

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

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

Senko Setup...

Bait- 6" senko (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Metanium DC XG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Jig setup...

Bait- Dirty jigs 1/2 Matt Herren flippin jig (Alabama craw): http://bit.ly/2Pq97JC

Trailer- Strike king rage tail chunk (green pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2Hd4MFA

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

Reel- Curado 70 HG: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

TrD Craw setup...

Hook- Owner blockhead 1/4oz: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n

Bait- TRD Crawz (green pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P

Rod- Dobyns Fury 703: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF

Reel- Daiwa Fuego: http://bit.ly/2yDmdtQ

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Which Bluegill Swimbaits Catch More Bass? Amazing Underwater Fishing Footage!!

Which Bluegill Swimbaits Catch More Bass? Let's go underwater and find out! There are a ton of bluegill imitators on the market but some have terrible hookup ratios. Today we explore which baits get the most bites, which hook up the best, and when to throw them. Whether you're sight fishing for spawning bass or blind casting for aggressive post spawn bass that are eating bluegill, these baits will help you catch more fish.

Its no secret that bass love to eat bluegill. They're a consistent food source from coast to coast but imitating them can be very difficult. The key is to focus on baits that have smaller profiles and either have an exposed hook or are so soft that a hidden (weedless) hook can easily pop through. Over the years we've narrowed our selection from dozens of bluegill swimbaits to just a handful of bluegill imitators with great hookup ratios.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we use when bass are chasing bluegill. All of these baits can be used for bed fishing or open water casting alike. Don't get caught up with colors, instead focus on profile and action as you select the best baits for your lake.

Bluegill Swimbaits...

-Mattlures U2 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

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

-All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

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

-Rago Bluegill Line Through: http://bit.ly/2JR2iS7

-Storm Wildeye Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2psTO6t

-Storm Wildeye Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2uBZ1Mf

Bluegill Imitators...

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

-Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

-Keitech 3.8 or 4.3 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Male Perch or Green Pumpkin Fire)

-Basstrix Bait Fry: http://bit.ly/2prMB8n

-Basstrix Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

Hooks...

-Stinger Treble Hooks- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Trokar 5/0 Swimbait Hook (for All American Sunfish): http://bit.ly/2iTeTSh

-Split Ring- Hyperwire Size 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Big Swimbait Combo...

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

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

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

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

Budget Small/Medium Swimbait Rod (jig rod)...

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

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

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

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

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Insane Underwater Fishing Footage!! Dark Sleeper, Finesse Jig, and Ned Craws!

Its hard to argue with Tim's Top 5 when you see these bass absolutely destroying them! Finesse fishing is often overlooked but it can be deadly during the prespawn and spawn for wary bass. Pay close attention as Tim explains his top 5 baits for spawning bass because he's giving you key details to go along with each bait choice.

Many anglers lock into a single bait during the spawn. They throw the same bait to every bed regardless of the fish's natural reaction. This is a huge mistake! Its critical to have a handful of options ready to go and adjust quickly from one to the next until you find the bait each bass is most interested in.

Below is a breakdown of the top baits and equipment Tim discussed and used in the video. We included color recommendations as well to imitate natural baitfish as well as bluegill color schemes.

1) Dark Sleeper Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

(1/4 oz Wakasagi, Shirauo, or Haze)

2) TRD Ned Craw: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P

(Delta Green Pumpkin, Blood Worm, Mud Bug)

Pair with the following head...

-Z Man NED LockZ HD 1/6 oz: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

3) Keitech Tungsten Football Jig (3/8 oz): http://bit.ly/2FDQ3o1

(Brown/Purple, Dark Green Pumpkin, or Green Pumpkin Blue)

-Z Man TRD Craw Trailer: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P

4) Bass Patrol Round Rubber 1/2 oz Jig: http://bit.ly/2Hbyf5x

(Brown/Orange, Green Pumpkin, Brown/Purple)

-Roboworm Ned Worm Trailer: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

(Desert Craw, TW Black Blue Pumpkin, Peoples Worm)

5) Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

(PB&J, Canterbury Craw, Clausens Craw)

-Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver Trailer: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP

(Green Pumpkin, Magic Craw Swirl)

All-Around Finesse Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7' Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 15 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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