Lake Cumberland - Catching Fish In A New Lake

How do you find fish in a new lake? Where do you look and how do you target them? Come along with Matt for a day on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. With no outside information and little more than a map to guide the way, he covers water and locates feeding bass.

Whether you're in the PNW, the Midwest, or deep in the South, bass all behave the same way. Once you understand their feeding habits and basic movements they become highly predictable. Don't let a new fishery frighten you, its not that hard to find fish.

During the cold months we typically start by exploring the backs of deep pockets and creeks. If you can locate baitfish with your electronics you're already off to a great start! Pay attention to the depth of those baitfish and repeat the process in a different location until you find baitfish with bass around them.

Once you've located fish it simply comes down to confidence. Pull out your favorite lures, those baits you've got the most confidence in, and begin targeting those bass. If you don't have confidence baits look below, you'll find a break down of the lures and gear Matt had the confidence to use on his first visit to Cumberland.

The Baits...

Yellow Magic Popper- http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

River2Sea Rover- http://bit.ly/2acSVea

Keitech 2.8 Swimbait- http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait Head: 1/8 oz Guppy- http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz Spoon- http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Finesse Combo...

Rod- Expride 7' Light+ Spinning: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel- Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Spoon Combo...

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

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

Line- 60 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

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Fall Bass Fishing with Underspins and Swimbaits

This time of year is all about schooling bass. If you can find the schools, you can catch a ton of fish in a hurry! In this video Matt and Tim head to Lake Berryessa, a fishery they haven't visited in months. They start out working scattered fish but it doesn't take long to locate the schools of offshore, deep water Bass and that's when the fun starts!

The guys use a combination of topwater, finesse swimbaits, and good electronics to initially locate the bass. Once they find the school they begin using a combination of spoons, underspins, swimbaits, and tail spinners to keep the fish fired up.

Offshore bass fishing, especially for suspended fish, is one of the most technical ways to fish. But don't let that scare you, as you can see in this video its not that difficult to get these fish biting.

The lures in order of appearance...

Evergreen Shower Blows 125: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Guppy Head 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Flutter Spoon: http://bit.ly/2ICAGKL

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

BladeRunner Underspin 1/2 oz (Anchovy): http://bit.ly/29UVegz

Damiki Axe Blade Tail Spinner: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t

Baitsanity Trout Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

Matt's Finesse Spinning Combo...

Rod- GLX Spinning 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

We played with 2 new combos throughout this video. Tim was throwing his Tail Spinner on a 13 Fishing combo, Matt was throwing his Underspin on an Edge Rod and his spooning reel was a Daiwa.

Rod- Edge Rod 7' Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2Q9wZjY

Reel- Daiwa SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Rod- 13 Fishing Muse 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2xVM80V

Reel- 13 Origin TX: http://bit.ly/2NUHiej

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Backwater Bass Fishing - Kayaks and Flippin Sticks

Bass Everywhere but too shallow for the big boats! Matt and Tim hit the water in Old Town's Predator PDL Kayaks in search of big bites in ultra shallow water. Come along as they adapt to a new fishing style and succesfully power fish the shallows. 

The bass were crushing frogs, buzz baits, and creatures. Using these power techniques while standing on a small platform presents unique challenges but the guys adapted to the conditions and continued to put fish in the boat. They've got a long way to go but Day 1 on the Kayaks was a success. 

The Baits... 
Buzzbait- Damiki Noisy Buzz: http://bit.ly/2P8PWnd
Buzzbait Trailer- Zoom Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt
Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Creature Bait- Rage Tail Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Tungsten Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Flippin Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Matt's Flippin' Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Tim's Frog Combo... 
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- SLX 7:1 Ratio (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Kayaks- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2wQNOsG
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Fall Striper Fishing!

The boys hit the CA Delta in search of Striped Bass and they found them! If you think this video is exciting just wait for what comes next... MONSTER STRIPER!

The were having a blast catching striper but took the time to stop and teach how to catch consistent numbers of striped bass on Swim Jigs, Topwater, and Spoons. 

Part of what makes Striper so fun to fish for is their aggression. Anyone can catch these fish! The baits we're throwing make it extremely simple to trigger reaction strikes. There is no need for finesse, no need for natural presentations, you can fish hard with heavy tackle and have a blast!

The Gear...

California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
4.5" Swimbait Trailer: http://bit.ly/2z0FPMb
Keitech 4.8 Trailer: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Bubble Walker Topwater: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Blade Runner 3/4 and 1 3/4 oz Spoons: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

S-Waver 200 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Dip N Dye Chartreuse: http://bit.ly/2lJQAI4

Upgraded Hardware...

Owner Hypewire SILVER Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Gamakatsu 4X Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2fTy4vu
Owner 3x Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Swim Jig Gear...
Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 65 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Spoon Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" MH: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Treble Hook Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 806H: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Moss Green: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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