Flutter Spoons: Everything You Need To Know

Flutter spoons are AWESOME Summer and Fall baits for targeting bass that are feeding on baitfish. The technique remains a mystery for most anglers but Tim has refined his methods for both rigging and fishing this unique style of spoon. In this video he breaks down all the details to help you become successful with a Flutter Spoon. 

Whether you want to throw a small 4" spoon, the standard 6" or the giant Magnum spoons, these tips will help you be more successful. Tim breaks down several different retrieves as well as the rigging you'll need to hook more of your bites. 

Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite spoons. The main difference between brands of spoon is thickness and weight. You'll want to try several of them to experiment with fall rates and figure out if the fish you're targeting prefer a faster or slower fall. 

Spoons...
Nichols Lake Fork Flutter Spoon: http://bit.ly/2ICAGKL
Strike King Sexy Spoon: http://bit.ly/2uYUjsC
Ben Parker Magnum 8" Spoon: http://bit.ly/2ImXDlW
Ben Parker 6" Spoon: http://bit.ly/2IBHjx7

Spoon Stinger Hook Rigging...
Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Spro Power Swivels: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d
6th Sense Bobber Stops: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

6" Spoon Combo...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 904: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Metanium 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

8" Spoon Combo...
Rod- Dobyns 795 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Curado K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader-25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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TacticalBassin Put To The Test In The Midwest!

Brutal Rain, Cold, and Wind settled in over Michigan but the guys from TacticalBassin still found active fish. Come along for a Wet and Windy trip! You might just see them catch a few on Topwater when its 40 degrees outside!

The plan was to spend some time on the Crystal Clear waters of Northern Michigan catching Smallmouth and shooting video with a handful of great anglers. The reality was a storm that reached from Northern Canada all the way to Florida and seemed to be centered perfectly over Michigan. Day after day the rains continued to pour until we couldn't stand it anymore and had to get out on the water!

You'd have expected a slow bite but that wasn't the case. While it was difficult to film it wasn't difficult to get bit. From swimbaits to Topwater, those Smallmouth and Largemouth bass were feeding up before Winter arrived!

The Gear...

Reaction Innovations Vixen (Bone, Chartreuse Shiner): http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
Upgraded Vixen Hooks (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Upgraded Vixen Split Rings (Size 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Jackall TN70 Lipless Crankbait (RT Scale Minnow, Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh

Matt Allen Swimbait Head (3/8 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech 3.8 and 4.8 (Electric Shad, Chartreuse Blue): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Keitech Combo...
Rod- G-Loomis GLX 843C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Lipless Combo...
Rod- St. Croix Big Cranker (7'8" Moderate): http://bit.ly/2bPOSpx
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran (AMAZING finesse cranking reel): http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb AbrazX Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Vixen Combo...
Rod- Daiwa Zillion 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2yOGpdh
Reel- Daiwa Tatula CT: http://bit.ly/2zT6tDZ
Line- Sunline FX2 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2lkp8FE

Budget Friendly Combo that could do all 3...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 30 lb MaxCuatro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Here's what we wear...
Tacticalbassin Gear (Hats, Hoodies, Sunshirts): Email Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com for details. 

Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB
Anhydrous Rain Jacket: http://bit.ly/2uIWf5V
Anhydrous Rain Bib: http://bit.ly/2xxLDbW

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Whopper Plopper Tricks, Mods, and EPIC Underwater Footage!

The River2Sea Whopper Plopper is the hottest topwater on the planet right now! Western anglers have been fishing them for YEARS and are ready to give away the tricks, modifications, colors, and details that will help you catch more and bigger fish when throwing this awesome topwater!

From the finesse-sized Plopper 90 to the truly enormous Whopper Plopper 190, we explain how and when to use each bait to maximize your effectiveness. 

The Whopper Plopper is deadly for Fall Bass Fishing! When the baitfish begin getting cornered by the bass on your lake and everyone else is throwing a crankbait, don't be afraid to tie on the plopper and swing for the fences!

Here is what you'll need to succeed...

Whopper Plopper with Rattles: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
Whopper Plopper Silent: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Standard Colors: Monkey Butt, Loon, Powder, Bone, Chubby, Terminator, T-1000, Sooner

Odd-Ball Colors That Work: Yoda, Perch, Delta Craw, Lucy, Red Horse

Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (2-4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (5): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Owner 1X Treble (ST-36): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Owner 3x Treble (ST-56): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Spro Power Swivel: http://bit.ly/2ay0p7d

Replacement Hook Sizes...
190: Size 2/0 or 3/0
130: Size 1
110: Size 2 or 3
90: Size 4

Rods and Reels:

For the 190 Size...
Rod- Dobyns 806H: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 Lb MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

For the 130/110 Size...
Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med/Hvy Moderate: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

For the 90 size...
Rod- Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Budget Combo for the 90, 100, 130...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Med/Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Caius A: http://bit.ly/2dj4qxi
line- 40 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Storage...
Plano Waterproof 3700 Deep: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia 3700 Bait Casket: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ
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Bass Fishing: How to Catch BIG Bass in Fall

Are your Summer patterns slipping away? Are you plagued with little bass? Matt and Tim explain how to quickly locate and target the BIG bass the you're looking for!

Baits and Colors for Fall Fishing...

-S-Waver 168 Swimbait in Light Trout color: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-Whopper Plopper 130 in Bluegill or Loon: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
-Bully Wa 2 Frog in Dirty White, Yellow/Black, Little Allen: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Lucky Craft RTO 4.0 Squarebill (Chartreuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2dj4myf
-Biggie Smalls Squarebill in T1000 or TS Minnow: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
-Jackall Aska 70 Squarebill in "Super Shad": http://bit.ly/2duancx
-LV-500 Lipless Crankbait Ghost Minnow, Chart Shad, or American Shad  http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-Staysee 90 Jerkbait (Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
-Pointer 100 DD (Chartreuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7
-Pointer 100 (Gun Metal Shad): http://bit.ly/2aIctCx

-Bling Spinnerbait 3/8 oz (Abalone Shad): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

-3/8 oz Pitchin' Jig (Go To or Norcal Craw): http://bit.ly/2amL3of
-3/4 oz Flippin' Jig (Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/29XtmYU
Sweat Beaver Trailer (Green Pumpkin Red Flake): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Blade Runner Spintrix: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
4.8 or 4.3 Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

With this selection of baits you're able to cover every bass fishing scenario that fall fishing can throw your way. Whether the fish are up shallow in docks and timber or out in the scattered grass, tullies, and bull rushes, you'll have lures to reach and trigger the bass into biting. 

Use the glidebait, swimbaits, and reaction baits to locate schooling fish but once you've found them slow down with the squarebill crankbait, jig, and lipless crankbait to capitalize on the schooling bass. 

Once you've located a school of fish the key is to use the smaller bass to "trigger" the big bass into biting. When large bass are alone you're relying on your ability to fool them into biting but once they join a school they become very susceptible to the excitement of the group. Get a small bass to bite and you may be amazed to find the next bite will come from a very agressive, very big bass. 

We hope you can use these tips to help you catch more big bass this Fall! We know the seasons are changing and the bass are following suit but this is prime time to catch a GIANT BASS so head out to the lake and get a school fired up!

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(Video Originally Posted October, 2016)