Fall Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide!

New Swimbaits! New Topwater! Soft baits, Blades, tail spins, and more! Fall bass fishing brings some of the best reaction bites of the year and these new lures will help you succeed! Showing the bass something different can make all the difference and this Fall we have some innovative new products to choose from.

While most of our Fall picks are lures, there are some great new terminal products as well. Blades that flash and create movement are the key element we focus on when bass are around baitfish. Both Z-Man and VMC brought unique bladed offerings that will help you stand out from the crowd. Add in a selection of blade baits from 3 proven brands and you're set all the way into Winter.

The purpose of these gear reviews is to help you wade through the plethora of new products that constantly hit store shelves. With so many options its hard to know which baits are designed to catch fish and which are there to catch fishermen. With an abundance of time on the water and a healthy tackle addiction, we fish our way through new tackle as quickly as possible to find the "diamonds in the rough" and bring that information to you in our seasonal gear reviews and buyer's guides. Below you'll find a breakdown of the products in this video displayed in order of appearance.

-Storm Arashi Glide Bait - Pre-Order Here: http://bit.ly/2nHdrL1

(Bluegill, Oikawa Mesu, Threadfin Shad)

-Teckel USA Kicknocker Topwater: http://bit.ly/2nvxkoA

(Lime Ice, Threadfin Shad)

-Z Man Giant TRD Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2pebV3L

(Black Blue, June Bug, Green Pumpkin Goby)

-Giant TRD Mag Shroomz Head: http://bit.ly/2nHjqzt

-Daiwa Neko Macho Worm: http://bit.ly/2peg0VD

(Green Pumpkin, Natural Shad)

-Z Man TRD Spinz: http://bit.ly/2mPnyNF

-VMC Bladed Hybrid Hook: http://bit.ly/2oqWODi

-Jackall Keeburn Blade Bait: http://bit.ly/2or8sy0

(Clear Shad, Dera Shad, Silver)

-Damiki Vault Blade Tail Spinner: http://bit.ly/2or9wlu

(Black Holo, Holo Ayu, Real Shad)

-River2Sea Diver Vibe Blade: http://bit.ly/2mNBeIZ

(Bozo, TS Minnow)

Blade Bait Hook Upgrade...

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

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble (Size 4 Front and 6 Back): http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

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Early Fall Bass Fishing Buyer's Guide

Swimbaits, jerkbaits, dropshot worms, and so many other awesome products have come to market since ICAST. It looks like this Fall is going to be a lot of fun! Today Matt is showing us a few of the new lures that stand out to him, along with a few items that he's been testing for a while. You know Matt is a tackle junkie so come along and see what he's found.

Every year ICAST (Bass fishing's biggest trade show) brings the promise of fun new gear to check out in the Fall. This year Tim did a review of some of his favorites and now its Matt's turn. The delays are over, products are beginning to hit store shelves, and its time for the fun to begin. We all love showing bass something new, we just want to know that we we aren't wasting valuable time and money on a dud.

Some of today's products are brand new to market and are simply a first look, others we've been using for as much as a year and are just now circling back to confirm our stamp of approval. Below is a breakdown of the gear in the video in order of appearance.

-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

-Big Bite Baits Tour Tube: http://bit.ly/32e23VR

-P-Line Bobber Stopper (Green/Black): http://bit.ly/2ZxAYuV

-Baitsanity Antidote Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2ztUk9z

-Hydra Battery Terminal Multiplier: http://bit.ly/329zhFK

-Duo Realis Alpha 72 Spinbait: http://bit.ly/2UbnUu9

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

-Lucky Craft Pointer 100 H3: http://bit.ly/2PuaFpw

-G Loomis GLX 843 and 844 MBR Rods: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Antidote Hook Upgrades...

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

-Owner ST-56 Treble (Size 1 and 2): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

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Summer Bass Fishing Gear Review!

In today's gear review we're taking a look at the new Shimano SLX DC reel, a handful of swimbaits, and an accessory that every bass boat needs. It doesn't matter if you're looking for your next 10 lber, or you just enjoy a day on the lake, there is something in this video for everyone. Tim hand selected these products for this video because they've had a positive impact on his fishing.

The Troll Jacket is one of those products that seems so simple we all should have thought of but we didn't. It makes a huge difference in our day to day lives on the boat. We're no longer struggling with a mess of cords around the trolling motor, no more zip ties cutting into cables, and no more cables fraying or twisting from use. The SLX DC is a no brainer. We've all fallen in love with the Metanium DC and Curado DC and this recent step with the SLX makes it more affordable still.

Both the Ima Glide Fluke and Megabass Okashira heads came out of friends of TacticalBassin putting on a clinic on the water. Once in a while someone truly smashes the bass, leaving us to take notes and expand our fishing style going forward. Both of these baits were brought to our attention in this manner. Notes were taken, methods were tested, and both the Glide Fluke and Screw Head are winners!

The Gear...

-T-H Marine Troll Jacket: http://bit.ly/2xBxoVf

-Shimano SLX DC Reel: http://bit.ly/2LWzw2Q

-Shimano SLX 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-Ima Glide Fluke: http://bit.ly/2xrMwo4

-Megabass Okashira Head: http://bit.ly/2EpluSA

-Keitech 3.3 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Megabass 3" Spark Shad: http://bit.ly/2XcLZk4

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Top 7 Spinning Rods of 2018 - Buyer's Guide

This Buyer’s Guide looks at the best rod and reel spinning combos in the “mid-range” category. We’ve already covered combos under $200 and High-End combos. This breaks down the best "bang for the buck" spinning rods on the market. The market is saturated with brands claiming to be the best, let us do the hard work and find the best rods at the best prices for you. 

 If you're looking for a last minute holiday purchase, today is the last day that ground shipping will arrive before Christmas. Whether your rod budget is $200 or $500 there is an option here to give you the best quality, sensitivity, and responsiveness for the price point. 

Below is a break down of the rods and reels discussed in this video. They are sorted by price from highest to lowest to make it easy for you to see the the best values based on our review. 

Spinning Combos…

Rod- G Loomis GLX: http://bit.ly/2A6HH3O

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

Favorite Models… 852S JWR, 820S DSR, 853S JWR


Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa

Reel- Shimano Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 742, 741


Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite AGS: http://bit.ly/2QHupT9

Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2000: http://bit.ly/2zrq4id 

Favorite Models… 7’6” ML, 7’4” medium


Rod- Shimano Expride: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel: Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 7’ Light +, 6’10” Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Shimano Zodias: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Favorite Models… 6’8” Medium Light, 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium


Rod- Cashion Elite: http://bit.ly/2xJGGPt

Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Favorite Models… 7’ Medium Light, 7’ Medium, 7’ Medium Heavy


Rod- Dobyns Sierra: http://bit.ly/2EyotZU

Reel: Ultregra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml

Favorite Models… 7’ Light, 7’ Medium Light

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