Spring Bank Fishing: What You Need To Know

Come along for a day of bank fishing during the pre-spawn! Tim breaks down his approach to shore fishing and gives some great tips along the way on gear, storage, advantages to shore fishing, and more! The video is filmed on location at Lake Berryessa. 

Shore anglers often feel they're at a disadvantage or that they're looked down upon by boaters. Tim explains how great shore fishing can be! From unique angles to a sneak approach, bank anglers have great advantages during the Spring months. 

The Baits...
S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
6" Roboworm Straight Tail Worm: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3
Owner Block Head Jig: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n
Texas Rig Dropshot Hook:  http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0
Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Super Spook Topwater: http://bit.ly/2diThgH
Roboworm Ned Worm (Watermelon Dawn): http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

Glide Bait Rod... 
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Caenan 6:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2geIvbD
Line- 65 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

All-Purpose Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 in 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Spinning Combo...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Sunglasses...
Eye Surrender ESE Glasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
(Amber for sight fishing, Grey for Regular Conditions)
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Underwater Bass Strikes!!! Jigs and Swimbaits - Crazy Footage!!!

Up Close, Slow Motion, Largemouth bass smashing jigs and swimbaits! Ever wondered what is really happening when you feel the "tick" of a bass biting your lure? You're about to find out and we're including the above water catch footage too! 

We know how much you love Underwater Bass Fishing footage and seeing the real-time catch above water takes it to a whole other level! 


There is so much to be learned watching fish with an underwater camera. You can see their behavior, mannerisms, and triggers. 

The Gear...

Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Football Jig ( Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/2d6bTBI
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub Trailer: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8" (Light Hitch): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner 10/0 Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

GoPro Hero 5 Camera: http://bit.ly/2iwZqqU
Green Water Dive Filter: http://bit.ly/2lqsczo
Super Suit Hero 5 Dive Housing: http://bit.ly/2kyPQbn

Matt's Jig Combo...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'5" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt's Swimbait Combo...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG (Power Handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Topwater Challenge! Can't Go Home Until Its Complete!

Topwater fishing is one of Matt's favorite ways to catch bass so when the call came in with a challenge he jumped at the chance! Catch a bass on a Popper, Spook, and Whopper Plopper before going home. Challenge accepted!

Topwater is one of the most exciting ways to bass fish. The whopper plopper in particular gets EXPLOSIVE strikes! If you haven't thrown one yet do yourself a favor and give it a try. 

This video is just for fun but there is still a lot to be learned. Pay attention to the cadences of the baits, and more importantly the changes in cadences. Apply that information to your fishing the next time you're on a topwater bite and you might catch a few more fish. 

Gear Used...

Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Yellow Magic Popper: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Popper Combo...
Rod- Shimano NRX 852c: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 10 lb  Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 8 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Rover Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 40 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Whopper Plopper Combo...
Rod- Custom MHX by @CurtDemerathFishing (Facebook or IG)
Reel- Shimano Exsence DC (JDM Only)
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r
Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK
Keitech 2.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Revenge Darthead: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm
Basstrix Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

Rods/Reels Used...

GLX 853 Casting: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Expride 7' Medium Spinning: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Stradic CI4+: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

NRX 852 Casting: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy