Cheap Fishing Lures That Actually Work!

Want to catch more fish? These baits ACTUALLY WORK! These are our favorite budget baits for consistently catching bass. You don't have to spend a fortune to catch fish. These 7 baits and one cheap fishing rod and reel combo are proven producers that are worth your time. 

Anglers often get caught up in the hype of baits that "catch fishermen". You can spend a fortune on bass fishing tackle but you don't have to. That said, there is definitely a place for high-dollar baits but if you're a budget-minded angler, this video is for you! 

The baits...
Zorro Baits Head Knocker Buzzbait:
Cotton Cordell Super Spot Crankbait:
Yamamoto Double Tail Hula Grub:
Storm Bluegill Swimbait:
Zoom Super Fluke (Albino or Smokin Shad):
Zoom Baby Brush Hog (Green Pumpkin):
Zoom Swamp Crawler Worm:

Rod and Reel Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt Rods (Try the 7' Med/heavy or 7' Med/ heavy Crankbait):
Reel- Shimano Caenan Reel:
Line- Power Pro 50 lb Braid:

Bait Rigging... 
Shakey Head-
4/0 Superline EWG Hook:
4/0 Regular Wire EWG Hook:
Yamamoto 1/2 oz Football Jig Head:

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Buyer's Guide: Which Topwater Baits Catch Fish???

Everyone wants to catch fish on topwater but not everyone knows how to do it. The baits in this video are all PROVEN fish catchers! Tie one on, head to the lake, and if there is a topwater bite going you'll load the boat!

From Whopper Ploppers to Buzzbaits to Poppers, these baits are proven producers that you can fish with confidence on your local waters. 

Reaction Innovations Vixen:
River2Sea Rover:
Evergreen ShowerBlows:
River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110/130:
Dirty Jigs Canterbury Buzzbait:
Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen Color):
Teckell Sprinker Frog:
Yellow Magic Popper:
River2Sea Bubble Walker:

Sprinker Modification: The key to success with the Sprinker Frog is an exposed hook. We found that by removing the stock hook and replacing it with a Gamakatsu Wide Gap 3/0 Frog Hook we got a much better hookup to land ratio. This is going to eliminate a lot of the "weedless" benefits of the frog but if you're running in open water around cover, your hookup ratio will double by using this hook.

Gamakatsu Frog Hook 3/0:

Favorite Frog Rod...
Rod- Expride 7'2" XH:
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832:

Favorite Whopper Plopper Rod...
Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med/Hvy Moderate:
Reel- Curado 200K (7:1 Ratio):
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:

General Topwater Rod...
Rod-Dobyns Fury 734:
Reel- Casitas 150:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Buzzbait Tips You Didn't Even Know To Try!

Matt gives up the buzzbait secrets in this one! Trick modifications, how to skip buzzbaits under cover, which baits work best for different applications, all wrapped up into this quick fishing video!

Buzzbaits are an awesome topwater option for covering water quickly while targeting active fish. It shines around cover when bass are ambushing baitfish and other small prey. With these tips you'll learn when to choose the different buzzbait styles so you can maximize your time on the water. 

Below are a breakdown of the styles covered in the video, plus a couple bonus baits worth checking out. 

Double Buzzbaits...
River2Sea Double Plopper:
D&M Double Hammer:
BladeRunner Double Buzz: Direct From Manufacturer

Skirtless Buzzbaits...
Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz:
Lunker Lure Buzz N Shad:

Keitech Trailer:

Head Knocker Buzzbaits...
Zorro Baits Head Knocker:
Nichols Reflex:

Plastic Bladed Buzzbaits...
D&M Slow Roller:

Clacker Buzzbaits...
Booyah Buzz:
Jackall FireCracker:

JDM Buzzbaits...
Khanbaits Blahbuzz:
Teckel USA Taker:

Matt's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- 7'2" Zodias Medium Heavy:
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader: 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Tim's Buzzbait Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy:
Reel- Chronarch MGL:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuattro:

Budget Buzzbait Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Med Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Casitas:
Line: 50 lb Power Pro Braid: