Fluke Rigging Tricks to Catch Bass Shallow or Deep

Learn how to use a soft jerkbait as a topwater, a mid-depth jerkbait, and a deep bait without adding any weight. Matt demonstrates how to adjust hooks and hook placement to get a variety of actions out of a fluke. If you're looking for a single "do everything" bait this Spring, look no further than the fluke.

The Super Fluke is in every angler's arsenal. Some use it as a Carolina rig bait, others as a stick bait, still others use it as a topwater. Today Matt explains some quick hook and bait modifications that will open doors to completely different ways to fish the Fluke. If you've been using the bait with a single-use approach, its time to learn what you've been missing!

Below is a breakdown of the baits, colors, and hook options that Matt recommends for fishing Flukes and other soft jerkbaits in the Spring and Summer.

Baits...

-Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

-Strike King Caffeine Shad: http://bit.ly/2jjyvzr

-Bass Assassin Split Tail Shad: http://bit.ly/2JoeVCN

-Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

Hooks and Hardware...

-Gamakatsu Offset EWG Wide Gap 4/0: http://bit.ly/2d07gvp

-Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

-Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 1/0: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM

-Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Weedless: http://bit.ly/2i57dOP

-Owner CPS Spring Medium: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

-Decoy Versatile Keeper: http://bit.ly/2NNtJci

Best Bait Colors are white or shad, Ghost, and Green Pumpkin.

All-Around Combo...

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

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

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

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A Day On The Water: Spring Fishing With Matt On Clearlake

Come along for an early pre-spawn day on Clearlake. The water temps are in the low 50's, air temps at launch are 37 degrees, but the bass are biting! We spend the day adapting and developing a pattern as we explore the lake with a variety of reaction baits.

We all dream about the wide open Spring bite but more often than not we're met with challenging weather conditions. This day was a perfect example of changing conditions resulting in a bite that was tougher than anticipated. The difference between frustration and success is being willing to adapt.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Matt used in the video.

A-rig...

-Bladed A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

-Keitech 4.8 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

-Reaction Innovations Little Dipper: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

Jerkbait...

-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 (Ghost Minnow): http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Flippin...

Bait- Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig (Hematoma): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Hook- Gamakatsu Superline EWG 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight- River2Sea 1 oz Tungsten: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB

Bobber Stop- 6th Sense Peg-X Stopper: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

A-Rig Combo...

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

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

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

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Easy Jerkbait Tips For Bigger Spring Bass

Its time to catch bigger fish! These jerkbait tips will help you catch big bass this Spring. Knowing when to throw a tiny jerkbait instead of a large offering or a bold color instead of natural, can make all the difference. When it comes to jerkbait fishing, small details can yield huge results.

Matt uses a 2-pronged approach to jerkbait fishing. He begins by searching for outliers (bigger than average bass) with large profiled baits but will quickly adapt to a triggering approach focused around schooling fish and small baits, when necessary. Understanding how to use a jerkbait as a tool instead of just another lure is the difference between just catching fish and being an excellent jerkbait fisherman.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle we recommend. Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone this year and target the fish with baits you wouldn't have normally thrown. You might be surprised by how big of a bass is willing to swipe your jerkbait!

The baits...

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

-Megabass Kanata: http://bit.ly/2jG4Q85

-Lucky Craft Pointer 100: http://bit.ly/tbpointer

-Lucky Craft Pointer XD: http://bit.ly/2JsJske

-Jackall Rerange 100 and 130: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

-Megabass Vision 110+2: http://bit.ly/2BLQIBA

-Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb

-Megabass Vision 110 Junior: http://bit.ly/2OeAFBf

-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100 and 115: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Preferred ghost colors: Ghost Minnow, GP Pro Blue, Clear Laker

Preferred Bold Colors: Nishiki, Chartreuse Shad, Elegy Bone, Table Rock Shad

Hook Upgrades...

-Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Trebles: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut

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

Recommended Hook Sizes by bait...

Jackall- Size 4

Megabass- Size 6

Staysee- Size 5

Flash Pointer- Size 6

Matt's Favorite Combo...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Alberaran MGL: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Great Alternative Combo...

Rod- Shimano Curado 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

High-End Combo...

Rod- St Croix Legend Elite 6'10 Medium: http://bit.ly/2z2qdHc

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

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Great Mid Range Combo...

Rod- Megabass Levante Jerkbait Special: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

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

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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Underwater Footage | Bass Eating Jerkbaits and Swimbaits

Spring is your best opportunity to catch a new personal best bass. The big fish are up shallow looking for food and getting ready to spawn. The key to consistently catching big fish is finding the baitfish. If you find the food, you'll find the biggest bass. In today's video we discuss the 7 baits that you should have ready to go for those big prespawn bass.

Underwater footage gives us amazing insights into the underwater world. Its amazing how fast these fish move, how aggressively bite and conversely, how quickly they lose interest. Watch closely so you can identify the "triggers" that caused these fish to feed.

Always ensure that you have a bladed bait (A-rig, spinnerbait, underspin), or flashy bait (Jerkbait, Fluke, Squarebill, Glide Bait) ready to go during the Spring. Keep an eye out for subtle swirls, shoreline cover moving, or flashes in the water to alert you to the presence of baitfish. Find the bait is more than half the battle. Once you've located bait, the bass are sure to follow!

Below is a breakdown of the baits in the video as well as the baits we recommend for each category.

Spinnerbait...

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)

-River2Sea Bling: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

(Abalone Shad, I know it)

Alabama Rig (A-Rig)...

-Umbrella Flash Mob Jr: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

-G Funk Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head (1/8 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

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

-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

Underspin...

Owner Flashy Swimmer 1/4 oz 5/0: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Soft Jerkbait...

Zoom Super Fluke: http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide: http://bit.ly/2DUwrtM

Gamakatsu 4/0 Superline Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Jerkbait...

Shallow- Lucky Craft Flash Pointer: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

(American Shad, Aurora Black, Crystal Pro Blue)

Medium- Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

(Hasu, Silver Shad, Holo Minnow)

Deep- Megabass Vision 110+1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

(HT Ito Tennesse Shad, M Shad, Ozark Shad)

Glide Bait...

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

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch)

Squarebill Crankbait...

-Lucky Craft 1.5/2.5: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

(American Shad, Live Threadfin Shad)

River2Sea Biggie: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

(Abalone Shad, Gizzard Shad)

6h Sense Crush 100: http://bit.ly/2HbaCGT

(4k Shad, Threadfin Flash, Shad Greens)

Overall Combo that will throw "most" of these baits...

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

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

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

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

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