3 Fishing Knots Everyone Should Know

Today we're tying 3 knots every fisherman needs to know. The Palomar and San Diego Jam are both great knots for attaching hooks and lures to your line. The Blood Knot is an excellent knot for attaching your main line to your leader material. We have a few tricks we do to adapt each knot to our fishing style and we're sharing those with you too!

No matter what species of fish you pursue, these are extremely helpful knots. If you're a bass fisherman, they're the only knots you'll ever need to know! Are there other knots that work well? Of course! The downside of many other knots is they're either too difficult to tie for the average angler and/or you can't tell when they're tied incorrectly.

Below is a breakdown of the different lines that we use for all of our fishing needs, as well as a link to the video explaining what each line is for.

Braid...

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

-Power Pro Moss Green: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

-Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Monofilament...

-Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Fluorocarbon...

Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Shock Leader...

FC-100 System Leader Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Video- Which Fishing Line? Braid vs Fluorocarbon vs Mono: https://youtu.be/gU1CAvfXHmU

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Spring Swimbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

Swimbait fishing is EASY! Spring has arrived and its time to catch the biggest bass of your life! We explain how to choose the right swimbait for your conditions, when and where to throw it, and how to make sure your gear is up to the task. Stop guessing and start catching swimbait fish, its really this simple.

We break Spring swimbaits into 4 categories: Soft baits, multi-jointed hardbaits, open water glide baits, and cover glide baits. Owning a bait in each of these categories insures that you're prepared for nearly any situation that can be thrown your way. Understanding when to throw each one is what this video is all about.

Matt keeps the selection extremely simple and recommends staying with bold colors to attract more fish. Below is a breakdown of baits by style, including color recommendations. We also included links to the rods, reels, and other swimbait gear.

Soft Swimbaits...

-Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

(Chartreuse Shad, Light Hitch, Bluegill, White)

-Trash Fish Fatty: http://bit.ly/2ixaEw2

(Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch)

-Trash Fish 8": http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

(Chartreuse Shad, Just Shad, LC Hitch)

-Keitech Fat 6" and 7": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Bluegill Flash, Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl)

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

(Female Bluegill, Male Bluegill)

-Huddleston Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2u9DElc

Multi-Jointed Hardbaits...

-Bull Shad 7" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

(Gizzard Shad)

-Triple Trout 7" and 8": http://bit.ly/2E8Up5P

(Bone, Sexy Shad, Blue Lighting Shad)

Open Water Glide Baits...

-Gan Craft Jointed Claw 230: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm

(Dark Rainbow Trout, Flashing Rainbow Trout)

-S Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

-Baitsanity Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

(Carp, Trout)

Cover Glide Baits

-S Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Bluegill, Warden Hitch)

-Gan Craft 178: http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

(Clear Lake Hitch, Silver Shad, Ja Ayu)

-Sneaky Pete: http://bit.ly/2RYCPFe

(American Shad, Pike Minnow, Trout)


Upgraded Hardware and Line...

Sunline FC-100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Maxima Ultragreen Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

-Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks (Medium Wire): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

-Owner ST-56 Treble Hooks (Heavy Wire): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 5 or 6): http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- FC100 System Leader 35 lb: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Small Swimbait Combo...

Rod- Curado 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Tranx 200 HG: http://bit.ly/2Tv0yCy

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

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

Swimbait Storage...

-Plano Waterproof Deep Box: http://bit.ly/2WWIrU9

-Eye Surrender 8 pocket Bait Wraps: http://bit.ly/2h4IN6I

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Spinnerbait Tricks For Spring Bass Fishing

These quick tips will take your spinnerbait fishing to the next level! From color selection and blade style, to subtle changes in retrieve cadence, we're giving you the tools you need to begin catching bass right away. Whether you're fishing muddy creeks or crystal clear lakes, we explain the changes that will make you successful.

Spinnerbaits are amongst the easiest baits to fish for bass. A simple "chuck and wind" approach will catch fish most days. But like any technique, subtleties make all the difference! Knowing when to switch from a painted blade to a nickel blade, or a white spinnerbait to a shad spinnerbait, can be the difference between a couple bites and a day you'll never forget.

Below is a breakdown of our favorite spinnerbaits, trailers, and gear. They're sorted by water clarity and style to keep it as simple as possible. Keep in mind the best weight depends on how deep you're fishing but 1/2 oz is by far the most versatile.

Clear Water Spinnerbaits...

-Revenge Deep Runner: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6 (Blue Shad, Shad, Purple Metallic)

-Nichols Motherlode: http://bit.ly/2ynNe6n (Blue Crystal Shad, Silver Flake Shad, Bombshell Shad)

-War Eagle Screamin Eagle: http://bit.ly/2IEHHjA (Aurora, Mouse, Silver Shiner)

-Megabass V9: http://bit.ly/2tOaVCt (Hasu)

Murky Water Spinnerbaits...

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq (Powder, Lemonade Twist, Flo)

-War Eagle Gold: http://bit.ly/2BdFBlu (Pro's Choice, White/Lime/Chart)

Painted Blade Spinnerbaits...

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq (Iced)

-Strike King Tour Grade: http://bit.ly/2EdODi8 (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad)

-Revenge Painted: http://bit.ly/2T3F1R6 (Chartreuse, White, Chartreuse/White)

Accessories...

Trailer Hook- Gamakatsu 3/0: http://bit.ly/2IGCfg1

Trailer- Keitech 4.3 and 3.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Storage Box- Plano Elite Spinnerbait Organizer: http://bit.ly/2BWVwUy

All-Around Spinnerbait Combo...

Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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

Line- 50 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

In-Depth Spinnerbait Video From 2018: http://bit.ly/2T2vTMF

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