Spring Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

New Worms, Creatures, Rods, Reels, Line, and more! Spring fishing is is the best time to try new tackle because the bass are aggressive. We cut the learning curve today by trying all sorts of new gear and bringing you our top picks!

Matt and Tim are both tackle junkies. Between the two of them they try the vast majority of tackle that enters the market. There are a ton of new products each year but few are truly innovative and even less stand the test of time. We do our best to sort through the mess and find the diamonds in the rough.

Today we are looking at a variety of different products which are outlined below. They are listed in no particular order and all will help you become a more effective angler this Spring and Summer.

New Tackle and Terminal…

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

-River2Sea Standin Yabbie: http://bit.ly/2DfkxuQ

-Hog Farmer Spunk Shad: http://bit.ly/2UFkCD7

-Z Man Shroomz Micro Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2UcGaBP

(Pair With TRD Crawz: http://bit.ly/2U9vx6P )

-Magnum Baits Soft Stick Baits: http://bit.ly/2KBhPWU

(Rig With 4/0 Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM )

-Z-Man Mag Fatty Z: http://bit.ly/2Gclyo9

New Rods and Reels…

-Loomis Edge Rods: http://bit.ly/2Q9wZjY

-Levante 2019 Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

-Daiwa Aird-X Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2Z2JfYG

-Daiwa Aird-X Spinning Rods: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu

-Shimano Sahara Fl 1000 Spinning Reel: http://bit.ly/2XhhM43


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Top 10 Bass Lures of 2018

Here are the top 10 baits of 2018. From plastic worms to huge swimbaits, we break down the best baits of the year. To make it even better, Matt included his Overall Top Picks for all 10 categories as well! Don't miss it!

Whether you're a brand new angler wondering how to catch a bass or a seasoned pro wondering if a JackHammer is really worth the price, this video is packed with answers you can trust. The "best" title refers to Matt and Tim's on the water experiences this year with the various baits.

Christmas is almost here so this concludes the Holiday Buyer's Guide series for 2018. Leave a comment and let us know how you enjoyed the series. Below is a breakdown of the (10) "best of 2018" and (10) "Overall best picks" including links to each product on Tackle Warehouse.

The Top Picks...

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

Creature Bait- Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Worm- Yamamoto Senko 6": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Worm- Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9

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

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

Topwater- River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

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

Spoon/Head- Blade Runner Duh Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Spoon/Head- Matt Stefan Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

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

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

Swimbait- Basstrix 6" PaddleTail: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

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

Spinnerbait- Nichols Mother lode Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2ynNe6n

Chatterbait- Z Man Custom: http://bit.ly/2Ix71mI

Chatterbait- Evergreen Jack Hammer: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

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

Crankbait- Strike King 3XD: http://bit.ly/2oSMj8s

Glidebait- River2Sea S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

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


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Squarebill Crankbait Buyer's Guide - Top Baits For Every Season

The Buyer's Guide continues with a look at this year's best squarebill crankbaits. We start with our favorites and quickly branch into some of the hottest new baits of the year. Whether you're trying to fish ultra shallow, bounce the top of a ledge, or just gain confidence in shallow cranks, this video will help you simplify your fishing.

The purpose of the buyer's guide series is to make it easier for you and your loved ones to shop this holiday season. We keep these videos simple and focus on key baits that work from coast to coast. With all of the new crankbaits hitting the market every year its difficult for the average angler to keep up with the trends.

Below is a breakdown of our top confidence baits. We'll follow that up with a handful of new offerings that are worth checking and then wrap it up with our rods, reel, and terminal tackle selections.

Top Baits...

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

Top colors: American Shad, Citrus Citrus, Gizzard Shad

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

Top Colors: Cold Blooded, Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad, TS Minnow

6th Sense Crush Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

Top Colors: 4K Shad, Bluegill Fire, Chrome Treuse Shad, Shad Scales

Lucky Craft Classical Leader: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV

Top Colors: Ayu, Craw, Wakasagi

Lucky Craft Moonsault: http://bit.ly/2SGSMk2

Top Colors: Aurora Ghost Black, Ghost Minnow, Striped Shad, Wakasagi

Megabass Sonic Side: http://bit.ly/2PxtPWo

Top Colors: MB Gizzard, PM Ghost Shiner, Secret Gill

Teckel Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Top Colors: Molting Craw, Phantom Green Craw, Phantom Red Craw

Strike King 1.5: http://bit.ly/2LlCEQX

Top Colors: Clear Water Minnow, Sexy Shad, Summer Sexy Shad

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Owner ST-56 Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2DCOlmV

Owner Hyperwire Size 3 Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Favorite Squarebill Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

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

Line- Assassin Fluorocarbon 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Other Budget Friendly Squarebill Rods...

G Loomis E6X 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2G5Bc86

Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Shimano Curado 7' Medium Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ


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8 Deep Diving Crankbaits You Need To Try - Buyer's Guide

Which deep diving crankbaits work the best? Tim and Matt went through all of their favorites and picked out the top 8 baits that are worth your time this year. If these baits could tell the stories of the fish they've produced for us, you'd want to fish them all!

It was difficult to just select 8 baits, especially from such a broad category. Crankbait fishing can be so diverse and a deep diving crankbait can be used in so many applications. From dredging the depths with an oversized bait to ticking shallow rock with a mid-diver, the opportunities are endless.

In this video we are primarily covering the baits but below you'll find a breakdown that includes of some of the rods and reels we use for the technique. Also, hook selection is KEY to crankbait success so we will include those as well.

The Top Baits...

Megabass Deep X 300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt

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

Strike King 6XD (Rattling): http://bit.ly/2ery44M

Strike King 6XD (Silent): http://bit.ly/2TcuSyi

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

River2Sea Goon: http://bit.ly/2AnvmMg

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

Strike King 3XD: http://bit.ly/2oSMj8s

Spro Rock Crawler: http://bit.ly/2NFPA5t

Baits that almost made the cut...

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

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

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

Norman Deep Baby N: http://bit.ly/2O9CAcu

Teckel USA Drunker: http://bit.ly/2xryClV

Strike King 5XD: http://bit.ly/29Xk9Tr

Lucky Craft Classical Leader DR: http://bit.ly/2zKkhlV

Preferred Colors Include Ghost Minnow, Sexy Shad, Chartreuse Shad, and Red Craw.

Hooks and Split Ring Upgrades...

-Oversized Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-36 Size 1/0: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Standard Deep Diver Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

-Finesse Crankbait Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Hyperwire Split Rings Size 3 and 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Big Crankbait Combo…

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

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

Line- 17 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Small Crankbait Combo…

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait 845: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

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

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Other great rods from various brands...

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

Daiwa Tatula XT 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2FXhNpO

St. Croix Big Cranker 7'8" Medium Heavy Moderate: http://bit.ly/2Ap51x5

Cashion Elite Crankbait 7'3" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2RxwocQ


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