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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10 lb Bass Caught From The Kayak!

Matt returns to where he caught his 17 pound bass for the first time in a decade and catches a 10 lber!!! Come along for a day of Spring Bass fishing on the Kayak as the guys explore a new (old) lake and piece together the bite.

3 completely different patterns emerge during the course of the day. They guys catch fish throwing a big swimbait, a jerkbait, and a creature. We've said many times before that the key to successful Spring bass fishing is being willing to adapt. Being willing to leave biting fish in search of bigger bites is also important.

Matt said "It was truly incredible to return to a lake after such a long break and find the bass in similar locations, willing to bite similar lures. It was as if the years had never passed." While history fishing (fishing a spot or a lure based on unrelated past experiences) is often looked down upon there are times when it can be incredibly effective! History fishing is a great starting point as long as you don't stay locked in to those previous patterns when they're not producing.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear the guys were using during the day on the water.

Matt's Key Baits...

-Sweet Beaver (Magic Craw Swirl): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Man Bear Pig (Flora/Bama): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

-Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey Head 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

-Megabass Vision 110 Jr. Jerkbait (Ito Clear Laker): http://bit.ly/2OeAFBf

-Huddleston 8" ROF 5 Jig Hooks Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2UVHiuQ

Swimbait Combo...

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

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

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

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

All-Around Combo...

Rod- Levante 2019 Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

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

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

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

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FAIL - 10 Pound Bass Comes Off At The Boat!!

Matt hooked a truly giant bass! The giant fish tail walked up and down the side of the boat giving huge head shakes as she went. Everything looked like it was going perfectly until disaster struck! No matter how much preparation you do, sometimes the big bass get away. Let's check it out...

This fish ate a heavy flipping jig rigged with a big senko as a trailer. Its not a traditional rig but its incredibly effective! Sometimes the key to getting big bites is just showing the bass something they haven't seen before. Think outside the box this Spring and you might get your own shot at a fish of a lifetime like this.

Whether you're fishing for monster bass with a 3/4 oz jig or downsizing to a little finesse jig, trying the senko as a trailer might be worth your time. Match a big jig with a 7" senko, smaller jig with a 5 or 6", etc. Below is a breakdown of the gear used in this video.

The rig...

Jig- Dirty Jigs 3/4 oz Flipping Jig (Okeechobee 420): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Trailer- Gambler 7" Fat Ace (Green Pumpkin Black Blue): http://bit.ly/2aJq2AO

The Gear...

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

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

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

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

Other Jigs/Trailers...

Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2iXlzPu

Football Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2d0iJbd

Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

Filming Location: http://bit.ly/2MDiiVR

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11 lb Bass Eats A Bluegill Swimbait! New Personal Best!

Chris is about to catch the biggest bass of his life! Watch as this monster bass eats a bluegill swimbait! If you've ever wondered what its like to fight a big bass, you're about to go into shock... he lands this giant bass in 6 seconds flat! Aside from an awesome catch, Matt explains how you can replicate this fish catch to put your own personal best in the boat.

Anglers are often shocked when they see how swimbait fish are dragged to the boat. Its not random and there is a whole method behind the aggressive style. In this video Matt explains how to match your gear and your fighting style to give yourself the best shot to catch a monster bass.

Huge congratulations to Chris on this monster bass! It was an honor to net your personal best and we hope your success shows other anglers how to catch the biggest bass of their lives too!

Below is a breakdown of the rod, reel, bait, etc used to land this incredible bass!

The Rod/Reel Combo...

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

Reel- Tranx 300 AHG (power handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

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

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

The Gear...

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

Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Split Rig- Owner Hyperwire #5: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Other Great Bluegill Swimbaits...

Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill (Boot Tail)- http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

Mattlures U2 Bluegill (Smaller Size): http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

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

Little Creeper All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

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