10 Baits, 10 Bass, 20 Minute Challenge!

The Challenge: Catch 10 bass on 10 different baits in 20 minutes on a Clearlake, on the weekend, with heavy angling pressure. There are 14 rods on deck just in case something goes wrong. Here we go!

The challenge begins with Matt setting his Minn Kota Talons so that the boat doesn't move during the entire challenge. The goal is to catch all these fish without ever moving the boat! 

He gets bit on the first cast, ultimately losing the fish. Several casts later the first fish is in the boat! Several minutes later he catches a Clearlake, California Smallmouth. On this lake Smallmouth are called "Unicorns" because they're so incredibly rare! 

In the end Matt isn't able to complete the challenge, catching only 6 of the 10 bass he was searching for. He gives some great information along the way about retrieves, lure speed, and how to catch bass in Fall and Summer. 

The Baits...
1) Lucky Craft Silent 1.5 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T
2)  SKT Mini DR Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2fhaa0p
3) LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
4) 1/2 oz Jack Hammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6
5) Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7
6) Dirty Jigs Clausen Casting Jig 5/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE
7) Staysee 90 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
8) Dropshot Rigged with 6" Fat Roboworm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
9) Shaky Head with Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E
10) 3 1/2" Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r
11) 2.8 Keitech with Lead Head: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
12) Texas-rigged Baby Brush hog: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx
13) 5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
14) Zoom Z-Craw: http://bit.ly/2vW7Jo5

Want TacticalBassin Gear? Email tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com for all the details on hats, sunshirts and hoodies. 

Need Sun Protection? Here's what we wear...
Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2vgSsh4
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst

Take a kid fishing

I spent the last week scoping out water, talking to friends, watching the weather, and anything else I could think of so that my nephew would have a great time when we went fishing. Game day came and the weather was perfect, we practically had the lake to ourselves and there were fish all over the graph. As luck would have it, the bite had shut down. One nice smallmouth to the side of the boat was all we had to show for a full day on the water.

As you can imagine I was a little bummed out. That is, until I started listening to what he was saying. He didn’t care that we didn’t catch fish. He got to see an eagle, run around on shore (track mud all over the boat), and throw his brand new crankbait. Sure, catching fish would have been nice but it wasn’t what made or broke his day.
The point of this story is that you need to take a kid fishing. Don’t have kids? Me either! Ask a family member or friend if their kids would like to spend a day on the water. They don’t care if you’re on fish or not and a day away from the tv, computer, and classroom will do them some good!
There will always be good reasons not to go but before you know it those kids will be grown up and won’t share our love for the outdoors. Stop your busy schedule for a day and head to a lake, stream, or river near you so that the little ones can fall in love with this sport we all love so much.