5 Jig Fishing Tricks For Fall Bass Fishing

These 5 tricks will save you time and money! You can catch bigger bass with less gear by making some simple changes to your bass fishing. This Fall we are simplifying jig fishing! Don't worry about having every kind of jig in every color, you don't need it! You can do amazing things with a handful of simple jigs and trailers when you understand how to use them to your advantage.

Matt breaks his Fall jig fishing down into 3 styles of bass jig. He recommends pitching jigs, football jigs, and finesse jigs. Each jig has a unique purpose but when paired with a handful of trailer options and colors, they can be adapted to virtually any situation. Without question, if we could only have one, it would be the pitching jig. Don't let color overwhelm you either, focus on natural tones in several key colors and you're ready to fish all the way in to Winter.

Matt goes on to explain how to select the right jig rod. So many anglers don't understand what makes one rod better than another for jig fishing. The key to a quality jig rod is a balance of back bone (power) and tip flex (shock absorption). You need a rod that can drive the jig hook home but immediately following, you need a rod that can absorb the violent head shakes of a big bass.

Below is a breakdown of the jigs (with color recommendations), trailer options, and equipment that Matt and Tim use to catch jig fish all Fall and Winter.

The Jigs...

-Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

(Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw, Hematoma)

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm

(Supermat Brown, Go To)

-Bass Patrol Football 3/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2Hbyf5x

(Green Pumpkin/Brown, Brown/Purple)

-Keitech Football Jig 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2FDQ3o1

(Dark Green Pumpkin, Brown Purple, Green Pumpkin Blue)

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig 5/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

(Go To, Supermat Brown, Canterbury Craw)

Jig Trailers...

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

(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

-Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

(Green Pumpkin, Watermelon Black/Red Flake)

-Strike King Rage Chunk: http://bit.ly/2Hd4MFA

(Black Blue Flake, Blue Craw, Hard Candy)

-Z Man TRD Bugz: http://bit.ly/2oiavEE

(California Craw, Green Pumpkin, Mud Bug)

Matt's Favorite Jig Rod...

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

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

Leader- 20 lb Sunline FC100 System: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Matt's Favorite Finesse Jig Rod...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843C MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

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

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

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

G Loomis MBR Rods...

-GLX MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

-IMX Pro MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lVATTC

-E6X MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2lzoEMm

Matt's Jig Storage...

-Plano Stowaway 3740 Waterproof: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

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

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How Magnum Plastic Worms Actually Look Underwater! Underwater Footage And Rigging Tricks!

Come underwater to watch how 5 different BIG plastic worms react on the bottom! Summer Bass Fishing is prime time to fish the big plastic worm. Today we're looking at a giant senko - style stick bait, several straight tail worms, and two giant curly tail worms. Have you been rigging and fishing your plastic worms correctly? We're about to find out!

Whether you prefer a Carolina Rig, a Texas Rig, a Shaky Head, or even an oversized wacky rig, the plastic worm has a place in every serious bass angler's summertime arsenal. The purpose of today's video is to see how these 5 popular plastic worms compare to one another. We all have our favorite baits but you may be surprised to find that your worm of choice moves completely differently than you expect. By going underwater we discover new baits, new retrieves, and even new rigging methods.

Its amazing how much you learn in a few short minutes below the surface! Today we found out that we'd been rigging curly tail worms incorrectly our entire lives. Who knew that turning the worm 90 degrees would completely change the presentation? Amazing! Below is a breakdown of the worms we used, the heads, rods and reel recommendations, and more.

The Baits...

Magnum Baits 10" Stick Bait (Black/Blue): http://bit.ly/2KBhPWU

Strike King 10" Bull Worm (Junebug): http://bit.ly/2IVzvuS

Xcite Baits Maximus Trick Worm (Red Bug): http://bit.ly/2D4kClu

Zoom Magnum Ol' Monster 12" Worm (Junebug): http://bit.ly/2P5QZbq

Zoom Ol' Monster 10" Worm (Not shown in vid): http://bit.ly/2adPtjs

Berkeley 12" Power Worm (Black): http://bit.ly/2Xj2IHm

Berkeley 10" Power Worm (Not shown in vid): http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

The Rigs...

Shakey - Strike King Tour Grade Mag Jig Head (1/2-3/4 oz with 7/0 hook): http://bit.ly/2xw54pW

Wacky- Frenzy Baits Wack-A-Sack Jig Head (3/8 oz with 4/0 hook): http://bit.ly/2oFduEq

Texas Rig- Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 7/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

- Weight- Vike Tungsten 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2a2XTZ3

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

Tim's Preferred Combo...

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

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

Leader- 25 lb Sunline FC-100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Mid-Range Combo...

Rod- Curado 7'6" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

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

Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

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

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- SLX 7'5" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- SLX 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 20 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Best Baits for Post Spawn Fish **UNDERWATER FOOTAGE**

Underwater Footage! Today we're headed back underwater to watch footage of bass in their natural environment. As we transition into the post-spawn and ultimately toward Summer we know that bass follow two behavioral patterns. The fish either head deep to the ledges and rock outcrops or they head shallow and burrow in to cover. Today we're going to focus on the behavior of the shallow bass.

As bass move into shallow cover they begin feeding heavily. Anglers can pursue them with a variety of methods but our favorites are topwater and heavy flipping. Today's video focuses heavily on topwater and gives us an incredibly unique underwater view of how bass line up and attack topwater baits from below.

There is an incredible amount of information to be learned by watching exactly how these bass feed. From how they stalk, to how far they're willing to move, to watch causes the "trigger" in their feeding response, you can become a much better angler just watching their reactions as baits pass overhead. We hope you enjoy the footage!

Below is a breakdown of the baits used in the video as well as a few extras that Tim really likes this time of year.


S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Gan Craft 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K


Frog- Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

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

Toad- Rage Toad: http://bit.ly/2dekwdd

Toad- Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt

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

Popper- Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY

Buzzbait- Canterbury Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

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


Fluke- Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H


Bait- Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

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

Weight- 1 1/2 oz Strike King Tour Grade Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf

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

Favorite Frog Rod...

Rod- Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

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Underwater Footage | Bass Eating Jerkbaits and Swimbaits

Spring is your best opportunity to catch a new personal best bass. The big fish are up shallow looking for food and getting ready to spawn. The key to consistently catching big fish is finding the baitfish. If you find the food, you'll find the biggest bass. In today's video we discuss the 7 baits that you should have ready to go for those big prespawn bass.

Underwater footage gives us amazing insights into the underwater world. Its amazing how fast these fish move, how aggressively bite and conversely, how quickly they lose interest. Watch closely so you can identify the "triggers" that caused these fish to feed.

Always ensure that you have a bladed bait (A-rig, spinnerbait, underspin), or flashy bait (Jerkbait, Fluke, Squarebill, Glide Bait) ready to go during the Spring. Keep an eye out for subtle swirls, shoreline cover moving, or flashes in the water to alert you to the presence of baitfish. Find the bait is more than half the battle. Once you've located bait, the bass are sure to follow!

Below is a breakdown of the baits in the video as well as the baits we recommend for each category.


Revenge Deep Runner: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6

(Blue Shad, Shad, Purple Metallic)

-Nichols Motherlode: http://bit.ly/2ynNe6n

(Blue Crystal Shad, Silver Flake Shad, Bombshell Shad)

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

(Abalone Shad, I know it)

Alabama Rig (A-Rig)...

-Umbrella Flash Mob Jr: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

-G Funk Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head (1/8 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-River2Sea D-Walker: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

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


Owner Flashy Swimmer 1/4 oz 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

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

Soft Jerkbait...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

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


Shallow- Lucky Craft Flash Pointer: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

(American Shad, Aurora Black, Crystal Pro Blue)

Medium- Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

(Hasu, Silver Shad, Holo Minnow)

Deep- Megabass Vision 110+1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

(HT Ito Tennesse Shad, M Shad, Ozark Shad)

Glide Bait...

S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch)

Squarebill Crankbait...

-Lucky Craft 1.5/2.5: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

(American Shad, Live Threadfin Shad)

River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

(Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad)

6h Sense Crush 100: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

(4k Shad, Threadfin Flash, Shad Greens)

Overall Combo that will throw "most" of these baits...

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

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

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

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


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