Spring Fishing Road Trip! Big Bass In The Desert?!

Texas Rigs, Jigs, Swimbaits, and a bunch of BIG Bass!! At the start of the year we vowed to take TacticalBassin on the road. Here is the first road trip! There will be more so stick with us, cross your fingers, and you might just find TacticalBassin fishing at your local lake this year! 

On this trip we found both prespawn and spawning bass including muddy water largemouth and crystal clear water smallmouth. Who knew the desert could be so diverse?! If you've never fished in the SouthWest be sure to add Arizona to your bucket list! 

Here were our top baits from this trip. Keep in mind we had to adapt between power fishing and true finesse fishing depending on the body of water we were on that day. 

Top 5 Power Fishing Baits... 
1) 3/4 oz Flippin Jig (Go To Color): http://bit.ly/2aUtZsG
2) Man Bear Pig (Hematoma Color): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV
3) 3XD Crankbait (Delta Red Color): http://bit.ly/2oSMj8s
4) Jackall Rerange Jerkbait (RT Hollow Minnow): http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
5) Mattlures Bluegill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

Top 5 Finesse Fishing Baits...
1) G-Fix Spinbait 80 SpyBait: http://bit.ly/2uziBeM
2) Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 (Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2aHz588
3) Fat Baby Finesse Worm (Dropshot and Shaky Head): http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
4) Keitech Little Spider (Watermelon Pepper): http://bit.ly/2HJ8kyj
5) Z Man TRD Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Matt's Favorite Combo From This Trip... 
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 8:1 ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tim's Favorite Spinning Combo From This Trip (EXPENSIVE)...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest Spinning 902S SJR: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi
Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV
Line- Power Pro 10 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sunline 6 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Where do you want to see us fish next? If you've got a lake in your area you think we should check out let us know about it in the comments! 

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Texas Rig Challenge! Matt Vs. Tim

20 minutes, Head to Head, Winner take all! The rules are easy... we each get one Texas Rig and 3 baits. Who is going to stick the biggest bass?? Its been a long Winter, let's have some fun! 

We get tons of requests to "just go fishing" in front of the camera. On our most recent trip we got on an awesome Texas Rig bite in flooded brush and thought it would be the perfect time to have some fun and show how we're fishing the baits. This isn't an edited video, there are no cuts to fish catches, its 20 minutes of pure head-to-head style fishing. 

The Baits...
Strike King Game Hawg: http://bit.ly/2pfGxir
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

The Setup...
Hook- Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Weight- 1/2 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Peg- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Matt's Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'6" heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano 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

Tim's Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 854C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 20 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

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