Squarebill Crankbaits For Shallow Docks

Matt is out on Clearlake with the new boat for the first time and the fish are biting! Come along as he puts the pieces together, searching for the balance between active shallow fish and larger, more lethargic deep water bass.

Matt found his best success using two squarebill crankbaits. The first was a silent Lucky Craft, the later was a rattling 6th Sense. By using both he was able to fine tune what the bass were keying on and by day's end the bites were coming one after another.

The Baits...

Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill (American Shad): http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

6th Sense Crush 50 (Chrome Treuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

Ned Worm- Finesse T.R.D. (Green Pumpkin Goby): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Ned Head- Lockz HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Matt's Squarebill Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Aldebaran 50 MGL (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- Assassin Fluorocarbon 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Matt's Ned Combo...

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

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

Line- 10 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

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Crankbait Tricks For Early Fall Bass

The Fall transition is Crankbait season! Get prepared so you're not left behind this year. The change from Summer to Fall patterns happens like the flip of a switch and the bass start feeding heavily on baitfish. Whether going shallow or deep there is a crankbait that will help you get more bites. 

We break these Fall transition fish into two categories. Some push baitfish shallow and will be targeted with Squarebills. Others follow the bait out deep and will be targeted with deep diving crankbaits. Both groups are easily catchable if you know what to look for and which baits to use. 

Tim's Shallow Arsenal is broken down by very specific depth ranges. When targeting bass in the shallows there isn't a single square bill that does it all, at least not if you want to maximize your time on the water. Here are Tim's preferred baits.

0-1 foot divers...
Strike King SHALLOW 1.5: http://bit.ly/2gxITSN
Evergreen CH-1: http://bit.ly/2MrsOCG
Mann's 1-Minus: http://bit.ly/2MN6L8T

1-3 foot divers...
Strike King 1.0: http://bit.ly/2Pz3HvE
Lucky Craft 1.5: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa
6th Sense Crush 50X: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

3-5 foot divers...
6th Sense Crush 100X: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT
River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Lucky Craft 2.5: http://bit.ly/2woi2Cc
Luhr Jensen Speed Trap: http://bit.ly/2fyC098
Megabass S-Crank: http://bit.ly/2dPdTxb

Matt's Deep baits are broken down by diving depth as well but not nearly to the extent as the shallow baits. Matt typically has 1-2 baits that overlap per depth range. 

Strike King 10XD Crankbait - http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0
Strike King Pro Model 6XD Crankbaits - http://bit.ly/2ery44M
6th Sense Crush 300DD Crankbaits - http://bit.ly/2h9YgSx
Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2aMn5V5
River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg

Tim's Squarebill Setup...
Rod- G Loomis 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2giKvEy
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 20 lb Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline fluoro 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Deep Crank Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6" Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 6:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Crankbait Storage...
Plano Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
Bass Mafia Deep Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2w4i4QJ
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How to Catch Your PB During the Winter Transition

This is the EASIEST way to break your PB this Fall/Winter! Its not a trick or a gimmick, there is a very simple way to put the odds in your favor. If you use this method to choose the best days to fish you're giving yourself the best possible opportunity to catch a BIG bass.

Fishing the peak moon phases makes all the difference when targeting big bass. Its not that they can't be caught other times but fishing peak times will increase your likelihood of success. Combine peak moon with an incoming storm and you've got the perfect recipe!

The Gear that will make it easier...

Revenge Darter Hedz: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm
Keitech 4" Easy Shiner: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H
Keitech 2.8" Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Huddleston 8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon
JSJ 6" Hitch Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2amLhMc

Essential Gear...
Promar Grande Net: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP
Brecknell ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9

Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 806H: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Alternate Rod- G Loomis 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
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

Finesse Setup...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 852c: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 10 Lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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