3 Crankbait Tricks Every Bass Fisherman Needs To Know Before Fall

Fall crankbait fishing is so much fun! You can catch so many fish and it takes very little effort. Whether you fish once in a while or every day, these quick tips will help you catch way more fish this Fall!

In today's video Matt shows the baits he has the most confidence in between the Summer and Fall. He explains how the different actions trigger fish differently and when to use each style. He goes on to cover specific colors, hook modifications, likely locations, and finally ends with gear recommendations.

If you've ever thrown a deep diving crankbait you know just how much fun it can be! You also know the heartbreak that comes with losing a giant bass as it spits out your crank. Apply Matt's tips this Fall to successfully land more of the big bass that eat your bait.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, colors, and equipment that the guys use for this style of fishing.

Baits...

-Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

(Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad, Delta Red)

-Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M

(Delta Red, Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad)

-Azuma Z Boss 22 and 24: http://bit.ly/2poLKUC

(Grand Shad, Blazing Boss)

-6th Sense Cloud 9 C20 and C25: http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

(Shad Fantasy, Wild Shad)

-Berkley Dredger 25.5: http://bit.ly/2I8xOcA

(Boiled Craw, Rusty Shad, Irish Gold)

-Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w

(Chili Bowl, Psycho Shad, Chartreuse Shad)

-Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP

(Fire Craw, Shadow Craw, MB Gizzard, Ito Wakasagi)

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble Bronze: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble Red: http://bit.ly/2dmxXK8

-Owner ST-56 3X Treble: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Owner ST-36 Treble Red: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3-5): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Storage...

-Plano Waterproof Deep 3700: http://bit.ly/2xjccls

Preferred Rod Combo...

Rod- G Loomis 906 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG

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

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Additional Rods...

-Dobyns Champion 805 CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

-Shimano Curado 7'8" MH: http://bit.ly/2zCjAtd

-Shimano Zodias 7'6" MH Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Additional Reels...

Mid-Range- Curado DC 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Budget- SLX DC 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2LWzw2Q

Additional Line...

High End- Sunline Xplasma Asegai 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j

Mid Range- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20-30 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Budget- Power Pro Braided Line 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

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Fall Topwater For Bass | Everything You Need To Know + Underwater Footage!

Its topwater time!! Who's ready?! Popper, buzzbait, whopper plopper, walking baits, wakebaits... Fall is awesome! If you're as pumped up as we are its time to get serious about topwater fishing! Fall bass fishing is just around the corner, the baitfish will be schooling in the shallows, and its time to get your equipment dialed in. From insane underwater footage, to favorite baits, to rigging tricks, we're about to talk all things TOPWATER...

As Fall approaches the topwater bite will get better and better. Best of all, BIG bass are heading into the shallows again. If you're tired of the Summer doldrums and want to catch bigger bass this Fall, topwater is going to help you do it. Understanding when to throw topwater, how to select the right gear, and knowing which lures offer you the best chance at success, is what this video is all about.

Matt and Tim use a variety of lures to accomplish their goals. One day you might see them throwing a giant wakebait, the next morning it could be a little popper. How do they make those decisions and how can you do the same? It all comes down to understanding what the bass are eating. Matching the SIZE of the baitfish is critical to success throughout the coming months. In this video covers a ton of different lures in a variety of sizes to help you prepare for every situation. We don't expect you to remember it all so below is a breakdown of the exact lures and gear Matt discussed (in order of appearance).

Buzzbaits...

-D&M Slow Roller Buzz: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

-Dirty Jigs Skirtless Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

-Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Swimbait Trailer- D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

Buzz Color Recommendations: White, Shad, Silver, Black/Red

Trailer Color Recommendations: PB Red, Shamrock Shad

Wakebait...

-Evergreen Noisy Dachs ND180: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Color Recommendations: Black Bone, Oikawa

Ploppers...

-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

-Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

-Whopper Plopper 75: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Color Recommendations: I Know It, T-1000, Monkey Butt, Bone

Poppers...

-Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

-Jackall Binksy: http://bit.ly/346G9Wk

-Damiki D Pop 70: http://bit.ly/2Pjvqo3

-Yellow Magic 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Megabass color Recommendations: Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad

Jackall color Recommendations: Ghost Minnow, Ghost Oikawa

Damiki Color Recommendations: Black Hollow, Spayu

Yellow Magic Color Recommendations: Alewife, Smoke Shad, White Shad

Walking Baits...

-Evergreen Shower Blows 150: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Strike King Mega Dawg: http://bit.ly/2NNGQvs

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

-Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Heddon Chug N Spook: http://bit.ly/2Pk0TpZ

Evergreen Color Recommendations: Half Mirror Wakasagi, American Shad, Bone

Strike King Color Recommendations: Chrome Sexy Shad, Sexy Blueback Herring

Reaction Innovations Recommendations: Bone, Silver Shiner

River2Sea Color Recommendations: Sooner, Ghost Minnow, You Know It

Heddon Color Recommendations: G Finish Shad, Okie Shad, Bone Silver

Red Hook Upgrades...

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 3 or 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Red Hook- Owner ST-36 Red Size: http://bit.ly/2wSknXp

Matt's Repurposed Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All--Around Topwater Combo...

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

Reel- Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

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

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Deep Crank Rods That Work Well...

Dobyns Champion 804CB or 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

Shimano Zodias 7'6" Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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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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