Happy New Year! What's Happening in 2019??

Happy New Year! Did you achieve your fishing goals in 2018? Do you have new goals for 2019? We want to hear all about it! Leave us a comment below and let us know your goals.

Goal setting is one of the biggest keys to success. Without clear goals you will flounder and lose focus. Set clear goals in life and in fishing for 2019 and it will be one of your best years yet!

2018 was a difficult year for us as individuals but a fantastic year for TacticalBassin. None of it would have been possible without the love and support from all of you! We look forward to an amazing 2019 as we continue to bring TacticalBassin to a lake near you. Follow along and be sure to come see us when we're in your town!

If you'd like to support TacticalBassin in 2019, bookmark this link and use it before you do your shopping at Tackle Warehouse throughout the year: http://bit.ly/2cTYYUa

Happy New Year!!


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New Years Resolutions! What About You???

2017 was a year we'll never forget and 2018 is going to be even better! From EPIC days on the water to meet and greets in a town near you, this is going to be fun! TacticalBassin is hitting the road and we want you to come along with us!

Here were our 2017 goals...

-Spotted bass over 12 lbs
-Largemouth from Clearlake over 15 lbs
-Smallmouth over 7 lbs
-Help at least one client catch a new PB over 10 lbs

-12 lb Spotted Bass
-13 lb Largemouth
-Help another angler break a record
-Help 3 friends break their personal bests

We also set a goal of growing TacticalBassin to 100,000 Subscribers. 

This was a year of growing and stretching. We met some of our goals but not all of them. 2018 is an even bigger push, we're shooting for 200,000 Subscribers and we want to meet as many of you in person as possible!

What are your goals for 2018?? Let us know in the comments!

What were our best baits in 2017? See them below...

-River2Sea S-Waver: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
-Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
-Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
-1/2 oz Pitching Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
-Jackall Rerange Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

What were your top baits? Let us know!

Need Apparel for 2018? Get Tacticalbassin Gear (Hats, Hoodies, Sunshirts) by emailing Tacticalbassinapparel@gmail.com We'll get you all the details. 

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New Years Goals... What Are Yours?

Happy New Year!!! Its that time of year again, time to set goals so you can be a better bass fisherman in 2017. So what do you want? A teener largemouth? Your first smallmouth? Learn how to fish a jig? Whatever it is, we want to hear all about it! 

Our goals are lofty this year because we want to keep growing and developing as anglers. They're so lofty that "ridiculous" might be a better description but we're going to keep pushing the limits of the sport and see what happens!

Below are our goals...

-12 lb Spotted Bass
-15+ lb Largemouth Bass from Clear Lake
-7+ lb Smallmouth Bass
-Help at least one client catch a personal best 10+ lb Largmeouth Bass

-12 lb Spotted Bass
-Catch another 13+ lb Largemouth
-Have another angler break a fishing record while fishing together
-Help at least 3 friends catch a new personal best

It doesn't matter what your goals are, we encourage you to join the discussion here in the comments or by joining us on the TacticalBassin Facebook page.  Big or small, the public accountability of goal sharing instantly increases your likelihood of success! Happy New Year and good luck in 2017!

Goals For the New Year

2015 came and went in a blur but its a year we'll never forget! At the start of the year we made a post about setting goals. We know that an angler without goals will continue to fish the same places, the same techniques, and rarely sees true success. We challenged each of you to set goals as well. Now that the year has passed we want to look back at those goals and see what we learned.

Did you accomplish your goals? What did you do right? What did you do wrong? And what are you going to do in 2016 to continue moving forward? As an example let's look at Tim and my goals to see how we stacked up. Keep in mind, goals need to be lofty. They need to stretch you and cause you to develop as an angler. If your goals aren't a challenge that takes constant drive, you're shooting too low!

In 2015 both Tim and I set what we considered outrageous goals. We really stretched ourselves and were specific about what we wanted. I'll start by saying, we didn't accomplish all of them. But to my own amazement, we accomplished most of them! There is not a doubt in my mind that if we hadn't publicly committed ourselves to this, our year would have been very different!  Here is what we committed to for 2015...


  • Help at least 3 friends break their "personal best" while fishing together
  • Catch (another) 13+ lb largemouth
  • Break a bass fishing world record


  • Help a minimum of 1 client catch a 10+ lb largemouth
  • Catch a world record of any species (but I'd prefer an 11 lb Spotted Bass)
  • Catch a 15 lb largemouth in Clearlake

Those goals were crazy right?! World records?! You've got to be kidding me!! On January 12th, 2015 Tim broke the WORLD RECORD for Spotted Bass with a GIANT 10 lb 6 oz beauty! Several weeks later Matt broke not one, but two Channel Cat World Records! Now isn't that interesting? Tim's goal specifically stated that he wanted a BASS world record and Matt's wasn't as specific, settling for a world record of any species. Here we are, a year later looking back, and both of those goals came to fruition exactly as we had set out to accomplish them. 

Additionally, Tim was successful in helping his friends catch new personal bests just as he had planned. He fell short on the 13 lb largemouth but that's what 2016 is for! Matt successfully guided his clients to fish over 10 lbs and as a kicker, guided a client to a bonus world record catfish! He too fell short of his goal for a giant largemouth but will to continue pursuing that 15 lb Clearlake bass in 2016!

This goes to show that no matter how outrageous the goal, once you commit it to paper and have that accountability, you can accomplish virtually anything! We challenge you again to set lofty goals for 2016! What will you do this year? Will you stay the same or will you catch that personal best? Will you catch a new species? Perhaps break a record? This is your year and we look forward to being a part of it!

To see our goals for 2016 join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tacticalbassin/ and share in the conversation.