Sight Fishing Slugfest with Bonus Tips on Fishing The Spawn

Come along with Matt for an awesome day of bedfishing on Lake Berryessa. He catches a ton of nice fish on a variety of baits and explains why and how along the way. 

Fishing during the spawn can be amazing! Not only do you get to fish for giant bass but you get to catch them on finesse techniques as well as big baits. Its a chance to really match your skills and your equipment against some of the biggest bass you'll catch all year. 

Baits Shown In Order Of Appearance...

Dry Creek Tube Bait:
Tube Head:
Keitech 2.8" Swimbait:
Revenge Darthead:
Basstrix Bluegill:

Rods/Reels Used...

GLX 853 Casting:
Chronarch MGL:

Expride 7' Medium Spinning:
Stradic CI4+:

NRX 852 Casting:
Aldebaran 50:

Sight Fishing Made Easy!

Let's talk about bed fishing! Matt breaks down the EXACT baits that you need to be throwing during the spawn and explains when to throw each style and color. 

Color selection... 
Focus on using Green Pumpkins, Browns, and true bluegill colors. If the fish aren't responding to the natural colors switch to either White, Chartreuse, or colors with a lot of flash to try and elicit a reaction strike. Both methods can be effective but always start with the natural colors so you don't spook finicky bass. 

Baits Shown In the Video...

Minnow Profiles:
3.3 Keitech-
Revenge Darthead-

Basstrix Bait Fry-
Round Ball Head-

Dirty Swim Jig-
Keitech Fat 3.8-

Panfish Profiles:
Mattlures Bluegill Swimbait-

Basstrix Baitfry Bluegill-

Little Creeper Bluegill-

Crawfish Profiles:
Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig-
Sweet Beaver 4.20-

3.5" Finesse Tube-
3/16 oz Tube Head-

10 Pound Bass Gets Tangled In The Anchor! | A Monster Fish Story!

Matt worked a MONSTER BEDFISH for over 8 hours before finally hooking her! When she finally bit she ended up tangled in the anchor... listen to the story for all the crazy details!

If working the fish for over 8 hours wasn't enough, he didn't even know when he got bit! Somehow after all of that, the monster bass found its way to the boat. Matt may be an effective angler today but he learned by making all the mistakes. Just remember, when it feels like nothing is going right, your next monster bass might be just around the corner!

Actual Gear Used In the Video...
Revenge Flippin jig 1/2 oz Craw Color:
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub:
12 lb Maxima Ultragreen Line:

Gear we would use today...
1/2 oz Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig (GoTo Color):
Sweet Beaver (Green Pumpkin blk flake):

Rod-G Loomis 894 GLX:
Reel- Chronarch MGL:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
Net- Promar Grande:
Scale- Electro Samson:
Camera- GoPro Hero5:

Bedfishing during the spawn is often controversial but it doesn't need to be. When done responsibly its a great opportunity to catch a fish of a lifetime without damaging the resource. Treat the fish with the utmost respect and return them to the water immediately.