Early Summer Fishing- Catch A Giant Bass Right Now!

You only have a few days! There is a short window during the full moon in June that you can specifically target MONSTER bass with swimbaits. Once this window closes you're in to Summer patterns and typically have to wait until Fall for your next shot with the giant baits. Don't miss your chance, get the info and head to the lake now!

You only have a few days before the full moon arrives. Its time to head to the lake! Our primary bait for this window is a wake bait. If the fish won't come all the way to the surface with switch our attention to a glide bait. If the glide doesn't seem to fool them, we head a little deeper with paddle tail swimbaits. All 3 options have a shot at putting a truly GIANT bass in the boat for you this weekend.

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment we use for this big bait approach to Summer bass fishing. Remember, its a short window so get out there and catch them while you can!

Wakebait...

-Spro BBZ 8": http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

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

-Megabass Garuda: http://bit.ly/2ILgfxc

Glide Baits...

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

Boot-Tail Softbaits...

-Osprey 6" and 7" Tournament Talon (Top Hook): http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

-Osprey 6" Winged Talon (Belly Hook): http://bit.ly/2IBlDTG

-Keitech 6.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

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

-8/0 Owner Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Bonus Swimbaits...

-Mattlures Shad: http://bit.ly/2vM8cKF

-Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2LBssth

-Jackall Gantarel: http://bit.ly/2adZI3R

Matt's All Around Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 35 lb FC100 Sunline: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

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How To Catch Bigger Spring Bass (The Easy Way)

Big bass are just as easy to catch as little bass when you know where to look! Matt explains exactly how these fish move, why they're transitioning, and how to take advantage of their feeding habits along the way. This is the culmination of our videos on early Spring bass fishing, you don't want to miss it!

We've already discussed early spring bass movements along secondary points and structures. We've also looked in depth at a variety of lures and presentations that are effective in Spring. Today we're focusing in on how and when to specifically target schools of bass. Using the tools you've learned you can trigger schools of bass into a feeding frenzy then cycle through a handful of baits (examples are below) to keep them feeding as you work through the numbers in search of that fish of a lifetime.

Below is a breakdown of our confidence baits for this style of fishing. Keep in mind that whether the bass school shallow or deep varies fishery to fishery, so we'll offer our favorite picks for both scenarios. We'll also include the exact equipment that was catching the bass in today's video.

Shallow Water/Heavy Cover Baits...

Jerkbait…

-Jackall Rerange 110: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

(Ghost Wakasagi, Silver Shad)

UnderSpin…

-Hook- Flashy Swimmer 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

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

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Shad)

Swimbait…

-S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Lipless Crankbait…

-Cordell Super Spot: http://bit.ly/2y3K210

(Foxy Momma, Foxy Shad, Royal Red)

Alabama Rig…

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

-Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1/8 oz (In stock next week): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Dummy Baits- Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

-Main Swimbaits-Skinny Dipper (More rocking and wobble): http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

-Keitech 4.8" Fat (Larger tail thumb): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Today's Color: Silver Flash Minnow)

Deep Water/Open Water Baits...

Jerkbait…

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

(Crystal Pro Blue, Nishiki)

UnderSpin…

-Hook- BladeRunner 1/2 oz (Anchovy): http://bit.ly/2oocg0a

-Swimbait- Keitech 4.8" Fat (Electric Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Swimbait…

- Osprey Tournament Talon 6": http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Reverse Hitch is Tim's Favorite Color)

Lipless Crankbait…

- Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

(Ghost Minnow, BP Golden Shiner, Clear Water Shad)

Alabama Rig…

-Rig- Hog Farmer: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

-Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1/4 oz (In Stock Next Week): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Dummy Baits- Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

-Main Swimbaits- Keitech 4.8" Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad, Gizzard Shad)

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Catching BIG Bass With Larry Dahlberg

We got the opportunity to fish with Hall Of Famer, Larry Dahlberg on Clearlake and it was awesome! Larry's first ever bite on Clearlake was an 8 lber and we captured the footage as it happened! Listen to the story and watch the footage as Matt breaks down that incredible day.

Listening to an angler with Larry's years of experience will change how you think. Getting the opportunity to fish together is something truly remarkable. If you ever have the opportunity to spend time with Larry or any other knowledgable angler, take the time to do it. Its amazing what can be gleaned from even short conversations with these people.

The time spent with Larry was something we don't take lightly, nor will we forget. We're lucky to have the footage to share with you and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Below is a break down of the gear used in the video as well as the products that Larry has developed.

Larry's Lures...

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

Whopper Plopper Silent: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Clackin Crayfish: http://bit.ly/2FKUrDQ

The Gear from the video...

Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Metanium MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

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

Lure- Jackall Archelon (School Bluegill Color): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Weight- River2Sea Trash Bomb 1 oz: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

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

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Matt Loses a Teener! **Real Footage**

This Bass was AT LEAST 13-14 lbs and Matt had her right to the net! What a brutal day! It happens to everyone but that doesn't make it any easier when it happens to you! This fish of a lifetime won the fight and will haunt Matt for a long, long time. 

A few days ago we shared the catch footage of Matt's 6 1/2 lb Smallmouth but its healthy to see both ends of the spectrum. The tough days happen to everyone and we are not exempt. The deciding factor between a consistent angler and one who gets lucky from time to time is consistency. 

Below is a break down of the gear Matt was using as well as the gear we recommend you incorporate into your arsenal so you can become more consistent. 

The gear Matt was using when this bass bested him...
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Connection Knot: Blood Knot with 9 loops each direction
Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

Recommended Gear...
1) Owner ST-36 Trebles: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
These hooks are STICKY sharp. They're fairly light wire so use these with Crankbaits, topwater, and other baits when hookup ratio is key. 

2) Owner ST-56 Trebles: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
These hooks are STRONG and are a great option when bigger fish are targeting Crankbaits, swimbaits, and other large hard baits. 

3) Gamakatsu Nano Finesse Treble: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
This is the Sharpest and most consistent hook we've ever used. Its the ONLY hook you want to use for jerk baits. Its hookup ratio is phenomenal and sizing will match popular baits including the Vision 110. 

4) Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
This line is thinner than other braids and allows you to upsize one power while maintaining diameter. If you're used to using 20, spool 30. If you're used to 50, spool 65. You'll get a more strength without sacrificing. 

5) Maxima Ultragreen Monofilament: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Yep, its mono. We know you think you have to use fluoro... we use it too. But when push comes to shove this stuff makes a stronger leader, has incredible strength with connection knots, and still gets bit in clear water. TRY IT, you won't regret it. 

6) Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Black): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
These rings are the strongest and most consistent we've ever found. Use them so you stop losing hooks to giant fish. 

7) Salter Brecknell ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Why use this Scale? Because a 9.9 is a 9, not a 10. If it matters to you, if you really want to know what your fish weigh, this is your scale. There are only 2 hand held digital scales that can be consistently certified and this is the least expensive/most widely available. We carry 2 sets on each boat... just in case. 

This isn't our typical content, or a typical write-up but if you want to be a consistent angler these details are critically important. Find what works for you and never vary. When your chance at a giant comes, you'll have your very best shot for success!
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