Early Summer Whopper Plopper Fishing From The Kayak

Come along as Tim heads out on Clearlake for an evening of topwater fishing. Tim is fishing out of an all-new kayak and he brought 3 rigs along for the adventure. He has a Whopper Plopper, a frog, and a Punch Rig. Its a short trip before the sun goes down but that's prime time for the evening topwater bite!

The topwater bite in June can be truly incredible. The fish's metabolisms are the highest they've been in months, the water temperatures are warm but not exceedingly hot, and the baitfish are typically still shallow. Its a recipe for topwater mayhem! We chose the kayaks for this quick adventure because we can move stealthily through the shallow cover and catch fish that often spook when the bass boat trolling motor is chopping through heavy grass.

Tim's kayak of choice tonight was the new Topwater 120 PDL. This boat is known for its sturdy platform and ample storage, two things that are very important to Tim. Tim ran into Matt on his Predator PDL, giving them a great chance to compare the boats side by side. If you're in the market for a new kayak, boat boats are excellent choices!

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear the guys were using in the video.

Baits...

- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver (Delicious): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Tungsten Weight 1 oz: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

-Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

-Bully Wa 2 Frog (Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Whopper Plopper 110 (Monkey Butt): http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Tim's Kayak- Old Town Topwater 120 PDL: http://bit.ly/2KGiYf5

Matt's Kayak- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2WyVQka

Tim's Whopper Plopper Combo...

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

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

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

Tim's Punching Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Tranx 200 A: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

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

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Early Summer Frog Fishing!

The frog bite is just kicking off and they're eating it like they've never seen a frog before! The blow ups are viscious and the fish are BIG! Frog fishing is one of the most exciting ways to catch a bass! Its close quarters combat with heavy tackle. Come along for a day of Frog fishing on Clearlake with Tim Little!

Whether you're a veteran frog angler or you're just getting started, there are details in this video you can pick up on. Watch closely and you'll see that Tim is using 3 different frogs to get the best hookup ratio around a variety of different grasses. When the grass is so thick it mats up, he turns to the Live Target. When the grass is thick but not completely solid, he finds his best success with the Bully Wa 2, and when the grass is sparse, he couldn't beat the Teckel Sprinker's ability to call fish up.

The frog is one of the few baits where dedicated equipment is key. With the wrong setup you'll miss or lose every fish that bites, but with the right gear you can have an amazing time on the water. Below is a break down of the baits and tackle that Tim was using to be successful with a frog.

The Frogs...

-Live Target Hollow Frog (Emerald Brown): http://bit.ly/2Q40BAk

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen, Goliath): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Teckel Sprinker Frog (Camo): http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

Live Target Combo...

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

Bully Wa Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 746: http://bit.ly/2ab2kRX

Reel- Revo Inshore: http://bit.ly/2Vp5epN

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

Teckel Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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

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

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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A Day On The Water: Spring Fishing With Matt On Clearlake

Come along for an early pre-spawn day on Clearlake. The water temps are in the low 50's, air temps at launch are 37 degrees, but the bass are biting! We spend the day adapting and developing a pattern as we explore the lake with a variety of reaction baits.

We all dream about the wide open Spring bite but more often than not we're met with challenging weather conditions. This day was a perfect example of changing conditions resulting in a bite that was tougher than anticipated. The difference between frustration and success is being willing to adapt.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Matt used in the video.

A-rig...

-Bladed A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

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

-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

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

Jerkbait...

-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 (Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Flippin...

Bait- Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig (Hematoma): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Hook- Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight- River2Sea 1 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

A-Rig Combo...

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

Reel- 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

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