Summer Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

There are a ton of new baits from Ned Worms to Swimbaits on the market this Summer and today we're going to review some of the best. Its easy to get overwhelmed by all the new tackle but Tim makes it easy by sharing some of his confidence baits as well as a few recent finds. If you're looking for something to try as we head in to Early Summer, give these baits a look.

Today's video samples baits from both ends of the spectrum. Tim has a lot of confidence in a new Ned Worm from Missile Baits, as well as a couple finesse hooks. But he's also developed a ton of confidence in a few swimbaits for Summer bass fishing. If you're heading shallow the Noisy Dachs by Evergreen was out of stock for nearly a year and is finally back on the market! If you're probing deep, the new colors of Baitsanity are a killer option (That Kokanee is hard to beat!)

No matter your style, there is something here worth looking at. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment mentioned in the video.

Soft Baits and Hooks...

-Swagger Tungsten "Flanders" NED Heads -

-Missile Baits Ned Bomb (Goby Bite, Fishalicious , Super Bug) -

-Keitech Swing Impact FAT-

-Owner Mosquito "Light" Hooks -


-Evergreen CH-1 Squarebill (Fire Craw, Ayu) -

Squarebill Combo...

-G. Loomis IMX Pro Crankbait Casting Rods (845CBR) -

-Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel (7.1:1) -


-Stanford Baits Boom Boom Hollow Body Frog (Fred's Frog, Dirty Bird) -

-Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Spit Shad 60 (Spooky Shad, Blue Back Herring) -

Frog Setup...

-Shimano Expride A Casting Rod 7'3" Extra Hvy -

-Shimano Curado 150 DC Casting Reel (7.4:1) -

-Sunline FX2 Braided Line Dark Green 60b (Froggin/Flippin) -

Wakebaits and Swimbaits...

-Evergreen ND 180 Wooden Wakebaits (Oikawa, Black Bone) -

-Gan Craft OSA 115 Wakebait (Nakahira Buna) -

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide Bait (Kokanee) -

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Best Ways To Store Tackle - Buyer's Guide

Is your tackle a mess? Between the hooks, rust, and missing lures, getting ready for a trip to the lake can be a nightmare without proper tackle storage. Today Tim shows his favorite tackle storage solutions and explains when to use them.

There are a some great tackle solutions on the market today. Boxes, Bags, and wraps all have a place in your arsenal. Keep in mind that if you're fishing from shore and carrying your tackle you'll want to condense your gear more than if you're on the boat. Boaters will typically separate boxes down to style, weight, color, etc.

Below is a breakdown of the boxes found in the video. They're sorted by style and size.

Waterproof Boxes...

Standard Box:

Deep Box:

Small Box:

Pro Latch Boxes (Not Waterproof)...

Standard Box:

Deep Box:

Small Box:

Plano Specialty Boxes...

Frogs- Breathable Box:

Spinnerbait - Hanging Box:

Alabama Rig- Specialty Box:

Eye Surrender Wraps...

Single Wrap:

Pocketed Wrap:

Bass Mafia Specialty Boxes...

Money Bags:

Small Box- 3600 Size:

Some of our favorite baits you may have seen in those boxes...

Huddleston 10" Swimbait:

JackHammer Chatterbait:

Revenge Deep Runner Spinnerbait:

Bully Wa 2 Frog:

Dirty Jigs Finesse Football Jig:


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Best Worms and Creature Baits For Bass Fishing - Buyer's Guide

Today we continue the Buyer's Guide Series with a look at our favorite soft plastics. We've chosen 12 of our favorite plastics including worms, tubes, creatures, and minnow baits. Some of them are old stand by's while others are wild cards you might never have heard of.

This bonus video is designed to help you wade through the hundreds of soft plastics on the market and focus on the proven producers and best new options without wasting time and money. Each of these baits has been producing for us and we're confident will do the same for you.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we have confidence in. Whether you're finesse fishing, flipping, or chasing a reaction bite, there are baits here that will work for you. We're including some of our favorite colors and size recommendations for each as well. In no particular order, here are the baits...

1) Yamamoto Senko 5" and 6":

-Some of our favorite senko colors include Green Pumpkin black flake, Green Pumpkin Watermelon laminate, Baby Bass, and June Bug.

2) Zoom Super Fluke:

- The Fluke can be used to mimic any baitfish so "match the hatch" the best you can. Some of our favorite colors are Tennessee Shad, Green Pumpkin, Albino, and Smokin Shad.

3) Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm:

-Favorite colors include Blue Fleck, Green Pumpkin, and Watermelon Red Flake.

4) Net Bait 6.5" T-Mac Worm:

Favorite Colors Include Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Kentucky Special, and Texas Craw.

5) Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:

Not to be confused with Al Gore's Man Bear Pig, the Reaction Innovations version is a true fish producer! We've seen incredible results with this bait and often throw it in place of the Brush Hog. Favorite colors include Hematoma, Okeechobee Craw, Tramp Stamp, and Watermelon Red.

6) Keitech Crazy Flapper 4.4":

This bait is a sleeper and you should really check it out. It has a TON of action and shines on a light Texas rig. Favorite colors include Green Pumpkin, Double Trouble, Green Pumpkin Fire, and Sprayed Grass.

7) Roboworm Alive Shad 4":

Give your fish a unique look with this full-bodied worm. Favorite colors include Aarons Magic, Hologram Shad, Margarita Mutilator, and Morning Dawn.

8) Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube:

Favorite colors include Butt Ugly, Green Pumpkin, Old Ugly, and Mocha Copper Pepper.

9) Z-Man Finesse TRD:

If you haven't thrown a ned rig yet, you're missing the boat. This one is for you! Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Goby, Yoga Pants, and Mud Bug are all proven producers.

10) Roboworm Ned Worm:

Favorite Colors include Aarons Magic, Desert Craw, MM3, and Peoples Worm.

11) Realis V-TailShad:

Unique bait that works equally well on a dropshot or a Damiki Rig. Favorite colors include Bluegill, Ghost Pearl Silver, and Violet Wakasagi.

12) Roboworm Fat 6" Straight Tail Worm:

The Roboworm is a proven bait in the West that is winning tournaments all over the country. Favorite colors include Aaron's Magic, MMIII, People's Worm, and Red Crawler.

13) Jackall Archelon:

This is our favorite flipping bait fished on a heavy Texas Rig. Favorite colors include Green Pumpkin Candy, Green Pumpkin Pepper, and School Bluegill.

Favorite Flippin Stick- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy:

Favorite Hooks, jigheads, and weights...

-Vike Tungsten Weights:

-Strike King 3/16 Tube Heads:

-Gamakatsu 4/0 Superline Worm Hook:

-Ned LockZ HD Heads:

-Owner Shaky Ultrahead:


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Buyer's Guide: Which Swimbaits Catch Fish?

Interested in throwing swimbaits? Need insights into which baits actually work and are worth the money? This buyer's guide is designed to take the guess work out of swimbaits and swimbait gear. 

Swimbaits can be a serious investment but purchasing during the sales helps. Its no accident this video lands on Cyber Monday. Below is a break down of the baits and gear that we recommend for effectively fishing swimbaits anywhere in the Country. 

The Baits...
Slide Swimmer 250:
Gan Craft 303:
Gan Craft 230:
Gan Craft 178:
DRT Klash:
Bull Shad Swimbait:
S-Waver 200 and 178:
Huddleston Deluxe 10" Trout:
Huddleston Deluxe 8" Trout:
Huddleston Deluxe 68 Special:
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8 and 7.8:
JSJ Hitch 6:
Smith Baits Jig and Swim:
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7":
MS Slammer 7" or 9":

Budget Swimbait Gear...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H or 795:
(806 for larger baits, 795 for smaller baits)
Reel- Shimano Cardiff:
Line- 65 lb Maxcuattro:
Leader- 20-30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

BIG Swimbait Combo...
Rod-Dobyns 807, 867 and 908:
(807 for 8" Softbaits, 867 for glide baits, 908 for 10"+ Baits)
Reel- Tranx 300:
Alternate Reel- Calcutta 400B:
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

High-End Swimbait Combo...
Rod- Megabass Onager:
Reel- Shimano Conquest 300:
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Swimbait Storage...
Eye Surrender Bait Wraps:
Bass Mafia Coffin Deep:
Bass Mafia Casket Deep:
Plano Waterproof Deep:

Swimbait Hooks for Paddletail Style Baits...
Weighted Beast Hooks (8/0 for 6.8 and 10/0 for 7.8):
Matt Allen Swimbait Head 3/4 oz:

What colors should you fish? We try to keep our swimbait colors extremely simple. If you're in trout/Kokanee lakes any of the trout colors will work, blue or green backs are both fine. 
If you're in a baitfish lake we focus on the Charteuse Shad/Shad colors. The only exception is if you're on a bluegill fishery, the only color you need to throw is Bluegill. 

Swimbait Videos to help you throw these baits...
Huddleston Retrieves:
Glide Bait Retrieves:
How To Rig Swimbaits:

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Below is a list of standard equipment that we use in the making of all our videos as well as in our personal fishing. These are items that we have tried and tested over time and are confident in recommending to you. 

Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
Anhydrous Rain Jacket:
Anhydrous Rain Bib:

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