Swim Jigs: Everything You Need To Know For Summer Bass Fishing

Swim jigs made easy! Matt gives quick tricks that you can use to take your swim jig fishing for bass to the next level! If you're a spinnerbait or chatterbait guy, the swim jig is the next step. When combined with the proper trailer the baits come to life with amazing movement and flash that bass can't resist. Don't get caught shaking your swim jig this Summer, learn the proper technique and catch more bass!

In recent years, most swim jig fishermen have begun to use a keitech as their trailer. While this can be effective (and we often do it) its not the ideal swimbait trailer for a swim jig. Switching over to baits like the Rage Swimmer or D Walker will complete change the way the bait moves. A properly balanced swim jig with the right trailer will have head bob/roll, body rock, and skirt movement/flash without you imparting any outside action to the bait.

Summer time is the perfect time to learn the swim jig. This time of year you can get a lot of bites on the baits but you can also catch GIANT fish! Again, the key is selecting the right trailer. Below is a breakdown of the jigs, jig trailers, and equipment we use for swim jig fishing.

The Jigs...

-California Swim Jig (3/8 oz-3/4 oz): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

-Dirty Jigs Swimbait (1/4 oz-3/8 oz): http://bit.ly/2dIVUMd

(Threadfin Shad, Tactical Shad, Crappie, Alabama Bream)

Swimbait Jig Trailers...

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

-Strike King Rage Swimmer 4.75: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

-River2Sea D Walker 100 and 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

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

Craw Jig Trailers...

Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver: http://bit.ly/2MPuma1

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

Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Zoom Z Craw: http://bit.ly/2vW7Jo5

California Swim Jig Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

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

Swim Jig Combo...

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

Reel- Curado 150 DC: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

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How To Catch Striped Bass

From Topwater to Swimbaits, we show you how to target big striped bass! If you've ever wanted to catch Striper on artificial lures, this information will help you be more successful. Come along for an exciting day on the water!

We begin throwing big swimbaits in the early morning hours. As the day unfolds we transition to a combination of swimbaits, topwater both big and small, and swim jigs. This combination allowed us to maximize our time on the water, increase or shot a big bites, without catching too many smaller fish.

Traditional striper fishing involves cut bait, rattle traps, and small topwater lures. These are all incredibly effective ways to catch striped bass, but they're not great ways to consistently TARGET Big Striped Bass. We use a combination of swimbaits and topwater to eliminate the smaller bites and more effectively target the big bass that we're searching for.

The baits in order of appearance...

S-Waver 200 (Light Trout, Powder, Bone): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Evergreen Shower Blows Topwater (150): http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

Jackall DowzSwimmer 220: http://bit.ly/2OqDNMM

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

California Swim Jig 3/4 oz (Dirty Shad, Crappie, Citrus Shad): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Keitech 4.8 Swimbait (French Pearl, Sight Flash): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait Setup...

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

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

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 8' Heavy Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Line- 80 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Swim Jig/Large Topwater Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'6" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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


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How To Fish A Chatterbait (Beginner Tips AND Advanced Tricks)

The Chatterbait is one of the best bass fishing lures of all time! Its easy to use, even beginners catch bass on them. So why is one guy consistently catching bigger fish on a Chatterbait than everyone else? Are you the guy that's catching them or the guy that's wondering why someone else is?

Matt takes us to the core of the Chatterbait technique in this in-depth seminar-style video on chatterbaits and bladed jigs. From the baits themselves to an underwater look at the Chatterbait trailers, we're going to examine every aspect of chatter bait fishing. 

We don't stop there, we're also going to discuss rods and gear for the technique. Matt examines both the finesse and power fishing approaches to Chatterbait fishing and explains the merits of both. 

The baits...
Evergreen Jack Hammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6
Z-Man Project Z Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2b9oqRs
Z-Man CUSTOM Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2Ix71mI
Picasso Shock Blade: http://bit.ly/2GAa00V
Picasso Undressed Shock Blade: http://bit.ly/2GAr4UA

The Trailers...
Yamamoto Cowboy: http://bit.ly/2q7AI72
Strike King Rage Trailer: http://bit.ly/2Hd4MFA
Yamamoto Zako Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2fKmSRp
Yamamoto Swim Senko: http://bit.ly/2Hcf20Q
Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Matt's Braid Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader: 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt's Fluorocarbon Setup...
Rod- Cashion 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2He0r4X
Reel- Bantam MGL 150: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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How To Catch The Biggest Bass In The Lake | Full Seminar 2018

Matt Allen teaches you step-by-step how to catch the biggest fish in the lake. From swimbaits, to jigs, to reaction baits, he teaches you the techniques and tricks you'll need to fool the biggest bass in your lake. 

Its not complicated and anyone can do it, once you understand how to "trigger" a feeding response from bass instead of waiting for them to bite. From A-rigs to jerkbaits, jigs, and of course giant swimbaits, you'll learn exactly what it takes to consistently catch big bass. 

This year the tank was extremely crowded (Thank you to each and every one of you that joined us in person for this seminar! We couldn't do this without you and we're so grateful you took time out of your day to come see us!) Because of the crowded conditions we were not able to get camera angles on the tank to show the fish's reactions to the bait. We apologize for the single camera angle but we hope you enjoy the information!

The baits in order of appearance...

Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Jig Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Blade Runner 3/8 oz Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Underspin Trailer- Keitech 3.8": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
A-Rig- Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
A-rig baits- Keitech 4.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
A-rig Dummy baits- Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I
LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
Flippin Jig- 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI
Jig Trailer- Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
California Swim Jig - 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
Swim Jig Trailer- Roboworm EZ Shad: http://bit.ly/2bf4CQE
Jackall Rerange Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Keitech 7.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Osprey 6" Tournament Talon Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
Trash Fish Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP
JSJ 6" Hitch Weedless: Coming Soon...
S-Waver 168 and 200 Glidebait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Baitsanity Explorer Glidebait: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Huddleston 10" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj
Huddleston 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

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Photo Courtesy of Sean Moffett 

Photo Courtesy of Sean Moffett