Fall Topwater For Bass | Everything You Need To Know + Underwater Footage!

Its topwater time!! Who's ready?! Popper, buzzbait, whopper plopper, walking baits, wakebaits... Fall is awesome! If you're as pumped up as we are its time to get serious about topwater fishing! Fall bass fishing is just around the corner, the baitfish will be schooling in the shallows, and its time to get your equipment dialed in. From insane underwater footage, to favorite baits, to rigging tricks, we're about to talk all things TOPWATER...

As Fall approaches the topwater bite will get better and better. Best of all, BIG bass are heading into the shallows again. If you're tired of the Summer doldrums and want to catch bigger bass this Fall, topwater is going to help you do it. Understanding when to throw topwater, how to select the right gear, and knowing which lures offer you the best chance at success, is what this video is all about.

Matt and Tim use a variety of lures to accomplish their goals. One day you might see them throwing a giant wakebait, the next morning it could be a little popper. How do they make those decisions and how can you do the same? It all comes down to understanding what the bass are eating. Matching the SIZE of the baitfish is critical to success throughout the coming months. In this video covers a ton of different lures in a variety of sizes to help you prepare for every situation. We don't expect you to remember it all so below is a breakdown of the exact lures and gear Matt discussed (in order of appearance).


-D&M Slow Roller Buzz: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

-Dirty Jigs Skirtless Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

-Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Swimbait Trailer- D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

Buzz Color Recommendations: White, Shad, Silver, Black/Red

Trailer Color Recommendations: PB Red, Shamrock Shad


-Evergreen Noisy Dachs ND180: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Color Recommendations: Black Bone, Oikawa


-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL

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

-Whopper Plopper 75: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV

Color Recommendations: I Know It, T-1000, Monkey Butt, Bone


-Megabass Pop Max: http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

-Jackall Binksy: http://bit.ly/346G9Wk

-Damiki D Pop 70: http://bit.ly/2Pjvqo3

-Yellow Magic 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2al0dKP

Megabass color Recommendations: Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad

Jackall color Recommendations: Ghost Minnow, Ghost Oikawa

Damiki Color Recommendations: Black Hollow, Spayu

Yellow Magic Color Recommendations: Alewife, Smoke Shad, White Shad

Walking Baits...

-Evergreen Shower Blows 150: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Strike King Mega Dawg: http://bit.ly/2NNGQvs

-Evergreen Shower Blows 125: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH

-Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

-River2Sea Rover 128: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

-Heddon Chug N Spook: http://bit.ly/2Pk0TpZ

Evergreen Color Recommendations: Half Mirror Wakasagi, American Shad, Bone

Strike King Color Recommendations: Chrome Sexy Shad, Sexy Blueback Herring

Reaction Innovations Recommendations: Bone, Silver Shiner

River2Sea Color Recommendations: Sooner, Ghost Minnow, You Know It

Heddon Color Recommendations: G Finish Shad, Okie Shad, Bone Silver

Red Hook Upgrades...

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 3 or 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Red Hook- Owner ST-36 Red Size: http://bit.ly/2wSknXp

Matt's Repurposed Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All--Around Topwater Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Deep Crank Rods That Work Well...

Dobyns Champion 804CB or 805CB: http://bit.ly/29OVD4V

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

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Buzzbaits - Everything You Need To Know

The buzzbait is one of the easiest topwater lures you can fish. It can be fished over cover, through grass, or in open water. No matter where its fished, it produces some of the biggest, most violent bites of the Summer! Many anglers fail to realize how versatile the buzzbait really is. With simple modifications these baits can be fished in virtually any cover.

The number one buzzer on the market is a single-bladed buzzbait with a clacker. That configuration covers water quickly and draws fish from the depths with its ruckus. However, if you're on a lake where a lot of other anglers are throwing a buzzbait its often wise to try a different profile. We often turn to a quad blade, which is extremely subtle, or a double buzz which can be retrieved at an extremely slow pace.

If you find yourself around overhead cover like docks, trees, or brush, the skirtless buzz is a must have! We typically tip the skirtless buzzbait with a paddle tail swimbait to create an action the fish haven't seen before. With a swimbait for a trailer this buzz can easily be skipped deep into cover and on the retrieve the subtle blade leads a perfectly natural swimbait profile back out of the shadows. If you haven't tried a skirtless buzzbait, now is the time.

Below is a breakdown of the buzzbaits and trailers we use for different circumstances. Our favorite buzzbait colors are Red/Black, Black, and White, in that order.

The Buzzbaits...

Quad Blade- D&M Slow Roller: http://bit.ly/2t7BMKt

Double Buzz- Brabec Double: http://bit.ly/2OVAfjy

Single Clacker- Jackall Firecracker: http://bit.ly/2t7Frbj

Single Head Knocker- Zorro Head Knocker: http://bit.ly/2d4VpK1

Skirtless Buzz- Dirty Jigs Pro Buzz: http://bit.ly/2cWI6if

Skirtless Buzzbait Trailers...

-River2Sea D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

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

-Zoon Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt

Trailer Hooks...

-Gamakatsu SP Trailer Hook: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

-Owner Trailer Hook: http://bit.ly/2KQXvQm

Buzzbait Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" MH: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX XG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

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

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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: http://bit.ly/2d4VpK1
Cotton Cordell Super Spot Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2y3K210
Yamamoto Double Tail Hula Grub: http://bit.ly/2d7SpgG
Storm Bluegill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2psTO6t
Zoom Super Fluke (Albino or Smokin Shad): http://bit.ly/2aqys0H
Zoom Baby Brush Hog (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Zoom Swamp Crawler Worm: http://bit.ly/2arWoA8

Rod and Reel Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt Rods (Try the 7' Med/heavy or 7' Med/ heavy Crankbait): http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Reel- Shimano Caenan Reel: http://bit.ly/2geIvbD
Line- Power Pro 50 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Bait Rigging... 
Shakey Head- http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
4/0 Superline EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
4/0 Regular Wire EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Yamamoto 1/2 oz Football Jig Head: http://bit.ly/2dQmqyS

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