Ned Rig Challenge!

10 minutes start now! How many can we catch? We've got rising water, heavy flows, and murky conditions. The smallmouth and schooling near running water and there are a TON of them!

We located this school earlier in the day but with the water rising 3 inches an hour there was no telling how many could be pouring into the area. Since we'd already found them and covering water wasn't an issue we settled on the Ned Rig. 

Both equipped with a Ned Rig on light line we began making repetitious casts to the same area to create a feeding frenzy. Once they started biting it got serious! They were biting on every cast, sometimes two at a time. 

While these aren't the biggest fish in the world it shows how aggressively bass can school and feed together. Below is a breakdown of the gear we were using. 

Tim's Setup...
Bait- Roboworm Ned Worm (Desert Craw): http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Hook- Owner Block Head 1/16 ounce: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n
Rod- G Loomis NRX 6'10" Mag Med: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Daiwa Certate: http://bit.ly/2hjRZXg
Line- Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2tn8EzQ
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Setup...
Bait- Z Man Finesse TRD (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Hook- Guppy Head 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'8" Medium: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 series: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb PowerPro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Senko Fishing Challenge!

Tim and Matt go head-to-head for 20 minutes! Both are armed with a 5" senko, each rigged differently. May the best rig win! 

The senko is a proven fish catcher that works all over the globe for a variety of species. There are so many different ways to rig it but two methods stand out from the crowd. The first is the wacky rig, in which a small hook is secured in the middle of the bait and allows for maximum action. The second is a larger hook Texas rigged, allowing for the bait to be fished in and around cover. 

The gear used in this video...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 893: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0: http://bit.ly/2x0yBGU
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

There are so many great ways to rig the senko. If you ask a dozen fishermen what the best hook is, you'll get a dozen answers so here are a couple more of our favorites...


Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Owner Mosquito Hook: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace: http://bit.ly/2aJq2AO
Strike King Shim-E Stick: http://bit.ly/2vXqewr
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket: http://bit.ly/2aPmvUl
Jackall Flick Shake Worm: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
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Texas Rig Challenge! Matt Vs. Tim

20 minutes, Head to Head, Winner take all! The rules are easy... we each get one Texas Rig and 3 baits. Who is going to stick the biggest bass?? Its been a long Winter, let's have some fun! 

We get tons of requests to "just go fishing" in front of the camera. On our most recent trip we got on an awesome Texas Rig bite in flooded brush and thought it would be the perfect time to have some fun and show how we're fishing the baits. This isn't an edited video, there are no cuts to fish catches, its 20 minutes of pure head-to-head style fishing. 

The Baits...
Strike King Game Hawg: http://bit.ly/2pfGxir
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

The Setup...
Hook- Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Weight- 1/2 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Peg- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Matt's Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'6" heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Curado 200k: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader-20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tim's Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 854C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 50 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 20 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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100 Bass Challenge With A Lucky Subscriber!

Huge thanks to Alex Centner for coming all the way from Arizona to shoot this 100 fish challenge with us! It was a grind but we pulled it off! 100 bass plus some bonus crappie and bluegill! 

How many fish have you caught in one day? Catching huge numbers of fish requires focus and commitment but if you take the time to locate actively schooling fish it can be done. By covering water quickly with fast moving baits like the spinnerbait and chatterbait we were able to identify areas that had concentrations of fish. Once the fish were located we were able to slow down with finesse presentations and catch the numbers we were looking for. 

Here's what we used to catch them...

Lucky Craft Silent Squarebill Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
Bling Spinnerbait 3/8 oz Lemonade Twist: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Keitech Fat Swing Impact Trailer 4.8": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
1/2 oz. Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

ShakyHead 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2bTnoLO
Zoom Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2arWoA8

Dropshot Hook 1/0: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Dropshot Weight 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24
Roboworm 6" Fat MM3: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

Matt's Spinnerbait Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tim's Worming Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 20 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 10 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
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