Fishing Tiny Backwaters For Angry Bass | Florida Bass Fishing!

Welcome to the everglades! The bass are big and aggressive in this beautiful backwater jungle! The environment is unlike any other fishery in the country but the bass and alligators both love to eat topwater and swimbaits. If you've ever wondered what its like to fish this amazing fishery, come along for an exciting ride through the backwaters of Southern Florida!

Tim met up with good friends Coop and Cobi for this adventure. The 3 anglers ventured deep into the swamp in search of big bass and they found what they were looking for! The most amazing part of the experience is that bass in this unique environment ate all the same baits as largemouth at home. The fish were happy to rise up on frogs, poppers, and vixens, and were just as likely to eat a glide bait. It proved yet again that a bass' basic instincts are the same regardless of the environment it grew up in.

Below you'll find a list of the baits and gear the guys were using as they explored the glades. We've also included links to Cobi and Coop's instagram accounts, as well as a link to our "Edits" playlist for other videos with this style of editing. We hope you enjoyed this everglades adventure!

-TacticalBassin "Edits" Playlist: http://bit.ly/2meYhLY

-Coop's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourfriendthatfishes/

-Cobi's Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/cobi.pellerito/

The baits...

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

-Lobina Rio Rico Popper (Rick Clunn Aurora Ice): http://bit.ly/2RGNx4x

-Bully Wa 2 65 Frog (Little Allen): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Z Man Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz (Bite Delight): http://bit.ly/2popvj6

-Whopper Plopper 130 Topwater (Loon): http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

-Reaction Innovations Vixen Topwater (Bone, Silver Flitter Shad): http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-Strike King Rage Bug (TW Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

All-Around Combo (Jackhammer, Whopper Plopper, Glide Bait)...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'2" MH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

Leader- 15/20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget-Friendly Version of All-Around Combo...

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

Reel- SLX 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2LWzw2Q

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

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Fall Topwater For Bass | Everything You Need To Know + Underwater Footage!

Its topwater time!! Who's ready?! Popper, buzzbait, whopper plopper, walking baits, wakebaits... Fall is awesome! If you're as pumped up as we are its time to get serious about topwater fishing! Fall bass fishing is just around the corner, the baitfish will be schooling in the shallows, and its time to get your equipment dialed in. From insane underwater footage, to favorite baits, to rigging tricks, we're about to talk all things TOPWATER...

As Fall approaches the topwater bite will get better and better. Best of all, BIG bass are heading into the shallows again. If you're tired of the Summer doldrums and want to catch bigger bass this Fall, topwater is going to help you do it. Understanding when to throw topwater, how to select the right gear, and knowing which lures offer you the best chance at success, is what this video is all about.

Matt and Tim use a variety of lures to accomplish their goals. One day you might see them throwing a giant wakebait, the next morning it could be a little popper. How do they make those decisions and how can you do the same? It all comes down to understanding what the bass are eating. Matching the SIZE of the baitfish is critical to success throughout the coming months. In this video covers a ton of different lures in a variety of sizes to help you prepare for every situation. We don't expect you to remember it all so below is a breakdown of the exact lures and gear Matt discussed (in order of appearance).

Buzzbaits...

-D&M Slow Roller Buzz: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

-Dirty Jigs Skirtless Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

-Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Swimbait Trailer- D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

Buzz Color Recommendations: White, Shad, Silver, Black/Red

Trailer Color Recommendations: PB Red, Shamrock Shad

Wakebait...

-Evergreen Noisy Dachs ND180: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Color Recommendations: Black Bone, Oikawa

Ploppers...

-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

-Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

-Whopper Plopper 75: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Color Recommendations: I Know It, T-1000, Monkey Butt, Bone

Poppers...

-Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

-Jackall Binksy: http://bit.ly/346G9Wk

-Damiki D Pop 70: http://bit.ly/2Pjvqo3

-Yellow Magic 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Megabass color Recommendations: Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad

Jackall color Recommendations: Ghost Minnow, Ghost Oikawa

Damiki Color Recommendations: Black Hollow, Spayu

Yellow Magic Color Recommendations: Alewife, Smoke Shad, White Shad

Walking Baits...

-Evergreen Shower Blows 150: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Strike King Mega Dawg: http://bit.ly/2NNGQvs

-Evergreen Shower Blows 125: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Heddon Chug N Spook: http://bit.ly/2Pk0TpZ

Evergreen Color Recommendations: Half Mirror Wakasagi, American Shad, Bone

Strike King Color Recommendations: Chrome Sexy Shad, Sexy Blueback Herring

Reaction Innovations Recommendations: Bone, Silver Shiner

River2Sea Color Recommendations: Sooner, Ghost Minnow, You Know It

Heddon Color Recommendations: G Finish Shad, Okie Shad, Bone Silver

Red Hook Upgrades...

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

Red Hook- Owner ST-36 Red Size: http://bit.ly/2wSknXp

Matt's Repurposed Jerkbait Combo...

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

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

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All--Around Topwater Combo...

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

Reel- Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

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

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

Deep Crank Rods That Work Well...

Dobyns Champion 804CB or 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

Shimano Zodias 7'6" Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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Buzzbaits - Everything You Need To Know

The buzzbait is one of the easiest topwater lures you can fish. It can be fished over cover, through grass, or in open water. No matter where its fished, it produces some of the biggest, most violent bites of the Summer! Many anglers fail to realize how versatile the buzzbait really is. With simple modifications these baits can be fished in virtually any cover.

The number one buzzer on the market is a single-bladed buzzbait with a clacker. That configuration covers water quickly and draws fish from the depths with its ruckus. However, if you're on a lake where a lot of other anglers are throwing a buzzbait its often wise to try a different profile. We often turn to a quad blade, which is extremely subtle, or a double buzz which can be retrieved at an extremely slow pace.

If you find yourself around overhead cover like docks, trees, or brush, the skirtless buzz is a must have! We typically tip the skirtless buzzbait with a paddle tail swimbait to create an action the fish haven't seen before. With a swimbait for a trailer this buzz can easily be skipped deep into cover and on the retrieve the subtle blade leads a perfectly natural swimbait profile back out of the shadows. If you haven't tried a skirtless buzzbait, now is the time.

Below is a breakdown of the buzzbaits and trailers we use for different circumstances. Our favorite buzzbait colors are Red/Black, Black, and White, in that order.

The Buzzbaits...

Quad Blade- D&M Slow Roller: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

Double Buzz- Brabec Double: http://bit.ly/2OVAfjy

Single Clacker- Jackall Firecracker: http://bit.ly/2t7Frbj

Single Head Knocker- Zorro Head Knocker: http://bit.ly/2d4VpK1

Skirtless Buzz- Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

Skirtless Buzzbait Trailers...

-River2Sea D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

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

-Zoon Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt

Trailer Hooks...

-Gamakatsu SP Trailer Hook: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Owner Trailer Hook: http://bit.ly/2KQXvQm

Buzzbait Combo...

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

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

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

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3 New Frog Fishing Tricks To Catch More FIsh!

Come along for an evening of frog fishing and learn new tricks to put more frog fish in the boat! Matt and Tim spend most of the year with a frog rod in their hands and they've learned a ton of tricks along the way. Tonight Matt is giving up 3 tips that will completely change your frog fishing. Whether you've struggled to land your fish or maybe you'd just like to get some more bites, this video was made for you!

Matt's first tip to improve you frogging is to explore your opportunities in open water. If you frog heavy cover and slop, its time to branch out and fish away from the cover. The majority of our really big frog fish come in open water.

The second tip is to make sure you're using the right rod and the right frog. While that seems simple on the surface what Matt is actually recommending is that if you're struggling to hook or land frog fish, it might be time to look at a softer rod and a smaller frog with lighter wire hooks. By dropping down in power, you'll have time to build up speed in your hookset before connecting with the fish. This is especially important for smaller or younger anglers who don't have the power to smash hookset after hookset.

The final tip is to branch out and try new frogs. Fish become conditioned to frogs just like they become conditioned to other baits. By changing profile, action, or in some cases sound, you can catch a lot more fish. Below is a breakdown of the frogs we recommend trying, as well as the gear we'd use to fish those baits.

Favorite Open Water Frogs...

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 65 (Little Allen or Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect: http://bit.ly/2abpR40

-Live Target Hollow Body: http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk

Favorite Popping Frogs...

-Spittin Wa: http://bit.ly/29YS5g6

-Jackall Gavacho: http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

Smaller Frogs...

-Bully Wa 55: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3

-Spro Bronze Eye Jr: http://bit.ly/2XkbgxR

Frogs With Unique Action...

-Teckel Sprinker: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

-Teckel Honker: http://bit.ly/2Xj7Ye4

-Teckel Maracker: http://bit.ly/2xlXI5s

-Deps Basirisky: http://bit.ly/2uIS4cx

Our Favorite Frog Rod...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

Lighter Action Frog Rods (Highest Priced to Lowest)...

-Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

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