Flipping and Frogging Big Bass In The Heat!

Its 106 Degrees today!!! Its HOT but the bass are biting if you know where to look! The frogging, flipping, and punching bite is going strong! Come along for a day on the water with Matt as he patterns bass on a hot Summer day and explains why he's making changes along the way.

A lot of anglers are afraid to fish in the Summer heat. If you're willing to get out there and know where to look it can be incredible shallow water fishing. Understanding shadows and bass behavior makes all the difference! Matt started off his day on Clearlake with a plan to frog and flip. He began with 3 rods on deck; a frog rod, a flipping stick with a 1 oz tungsten weight, and a flipping stick with a 3/4 oz jig.

The bass started biting on the first cast and Matt never pulled out another rod. As the day progressed he dialed in the pattern and fine tuned his color choices to get more bites. The combination of frogging the edges of cover and flipping deep in the thick patches is a 2-pronged approach that can be applied on any fishery that has heavy cover. Below is a breakdown of the gear Matt was using throughout the day.

The baits...

1) Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2 size 65 (Little Allen Color): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

2) Flippin' Jig- No Jack Size 3/4 oz (Hematoma and Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer #1- Reaction Innovations Kinky Beaver (Low Blow): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Jig Trailer #2- Strike King Rage Craw (Junebug): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

3) Punch Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Punch Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap Hook Size 4/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Bobber Stop- Peg X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Creature- RI Kinky Beaver (Green Pumpkin, Magic Craw Swirl): http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

Frog Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

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

Flipping Combos...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

Sun Gear...

Sun Mask- Aftco Salido: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4

Sun Shirt- Aftco Barracuda Sunshirt: http://bit.ly/2KaUg3m

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How To Catch Bass In The Heat! (Its Easy)

Let's go catch Giant Summer bass together! Its not hard once you know where to look! Today we're going to show you exactly how the bass position on hot days and what you need to know to catch them. We're going to show you 6 different techniques you can use to run the hot weather pattern and catch bass anywhere in the country this Summer.

Many anglers are afraid to go out in the middle of the day in Summer. The heat gets so intense it can be really uncomfortable but the same scenario that keeps you away makes the bass bite like clockwork. Once you understand how to use shadows to your advantage, you can catch bass everywhere you go.

Matt shows us how you can take the shadow pattern and apply it to shallow bass with a frog, punch rig, and senko. Then he turns around the same day and shows how you it can be done with a jig, a worm, and a deep crankbait. It really is that easy! You have to get out and do some bass fishing before the dog days of Summer come to an end.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, including colors, that Matt used in the video. We've also linked all 6 rods he had rigged on deck.

The baits...

Frog- Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3 (Glitter Bluegill)

Punch- Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ (Junebug)

Senko- Yamamoto 6" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS (Green Pumpkin/watermelon Laminate)

Jig- Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of (Go To)

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW (Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

Worm- NetBait T-Mac 6.5": http://bit.ly/2jndwj9 (Junebug)

Shaky Head- Dirty Jigs Canterbury 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M (Chartreuse Sexy Shad)

The Rods For Each Bait...

Frog- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Punch- Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Senko- Megabass Levante Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

Jig- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Worm- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

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

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3 Jig Tricks For Bigger Summer Bass

Jig fishing is EASY in the Summer! Keep it simple, focus on key jig styles in key colors and fish with confidence. By simplifying your method, you'll have more confidence this Summer and you'll catch more fish. We've narrowed it down to 3 jigs to get you through all of your Summer bass fishing.

Anglers often get caught up in the hype of new lures and colors. Some of these new offerings make a huge difference and stay in the arsenal permanently, others simply distract you from your confidence baits for a time. Today we've narrowed our Summer options to a finesse jig, a pitchin' jig, and a flipping' jig. These 3 jigs and a handful of trailers will work in every situation you come across on the water.

Below is a breakdown of the jigs, including color recommendations. We've also included the jig trailers as well as the rods and reels we have confidence in for this fishing style. Don't let the dog days of Summer get you down, this is prime time to get out there and catch a bunch of bass!

The Jigs...

-Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo (Supermat Brown, Kentucky Craw, Brown Craw)

-Pitchin Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of (Go To, Brown Craw, Canterbury Craw)

-Flipping Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI (Hematoma, Black and Blue, Go To)

-Punching Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F (Hematoma, Black and Blue)

The Trailers...

-Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP

-Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Kinky Beaver: http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

-Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Finesse Jig Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843c MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

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

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

Pitchin' Jig Combo...

Rod- Megabas Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Metanium DC: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Flippin' Jig Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'7" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

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

Leader- 20 lb Sunline FC100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

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Texas Rigging Tips, Tricks, and Gear - Full Seminar

Learn the basics or try our advanced methods to get better hookup ratio, a better presentation, and fine tune your patterns, its all in this jam-packed video. The Texas Rig is the most universal rig in bass fishing so of course there are tricks to make it more effective! Whether you're fishing a drop shot, punching heavy cover, or somewhere in the middle, these tips will help you catch more bass. 

Matt uses a very simplified method of Texas rigging. He goes out of his way to stick with a wide gap hook for nearly all applications, only venturing between standard wire and superline (2x strong) wire. This allows his presentations to remain very consistent and saves a lot of baits. 

Tim prefers a more adaptive method, favoring different hook styles for different baits and presentations. The advantages are an increased hookup ratio and more fine-tuned method. Both bass fishing styles have merit so be sure to listen closely and decide which method will benefit you the most. 

Finesse Hooks...
Straight Shank - Owner Cover Shot: http://bit.ly/2ISr7bR
Straight Shank- Trokar Light Wire: http://bit.ly/2z2MJMM
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu Offset EWG Black: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp
Offset- Owner Offset Shank Worm Hook: http://bit.ly/2D9Pmj0

Heavy Cover Hooks...
Wide Gap- Gamakatsu EWG Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Straight Shank- River2Sea New Jack Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2umoPyJ
Straight Shank- Owner 4X Jungle Flippin Hook: http://bit.ly/2G5aQTk

Texas Rig Weights, Pegs, and stops...
Strike King Tungsten Weights (No Insert): http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
River2Sea Tungsten Weights (With Liner): http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Vike Tungsten Flippin Weight (Less Expensive): http://bit.ly/2DUIxB4
6th Sense Peg X Stoppers: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk
Vike Smart Pegs (Budget): http://bit.ly/2pE9QuZ

Texas-Rig Worms We Recommend (Finesse to power)...
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Strike King Fat Baby Finesse Worm: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y
Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Reaction Innovations Machete: http://bit.ly/2pFkwtB

Creatures and Craws We Recommend (Finesse to Power)...
Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3
Zoom Baby Brush Hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV
Keitech Crazy Flapper: http://bit.ly/2c3cXrp

High-End Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 843C: http://bit.ly/2iL1PAY
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

All-Around Texas Rig Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Texas Rig Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
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