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):
Hook- Owner Block Head 1/16 ounce:
Rod- G Loomis NRX 6'10" Mag Med:
Reel- Daiwa Certate:
Line- Sunline SX1 Braided Line 12 lb:
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon:

Matt's Setup...
Bait- Z Man Finesse TRD (Green Pumpkin):
Hook- Guppy Head 1/8 oz:
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'8" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 series:
Line- 10 lb PowerPro Braid:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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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:
Reel- Metanium MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb Maxcuatro Braid:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Yamamoto 5" Senko (Fading Watermelon Purple):
Tim's Hook- Owner Wacky 1/0:
Matt's Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 3/0:

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:
Owner Mosquito Hook:

Great Senko Alternatives...
Gambler Fat Ace:
Strike King Shim-E Stick:
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket:
Jackall Flick Shake Worm:

Great Senko Rods...
Mid-Range- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy:
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy:

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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:
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:

The Setup...
Hook- Gamakatsu 4/0 EWG Superline:
Weight- 1/2 oz Tungsten:
Peg- 6th Sense Peg X:

Matt's Setup...
Rod- Expride 7'6" heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200k:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader-20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Tim's Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 854C:
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 20 lb Sunline Sniper:

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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:
Bling Spinnerbait 3/8 oz Lemonade Twist:
Keitech Fat Swing Impact Trailer 4.8":
1/2 oz. Chatterbait:

ShakyHead 3/16 oz:
Zoom Swamp Crawler:

Dropshot Hook 1/0:
Dropshot Weight 1/4 oz:
Roboworm 6" Fat MM3:
Zoom Trick Worm:

Matt's Spinnerbait Combo...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C:
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL:
Line- Sufix 832 Braid 50 lb:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Tim's Worming Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 852C JWR:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:
Line- 20 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 10 lb Sunline Sniper:

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Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants: