Where Do Bass Go During The Fall Transition? (And How To Catch Them)

Fall is fast approaching and the bass are already on the move. If your fish are starting to disappear and you don't know why, we're here to help! As the nights get cooler the bass fishing changes over night, stumping many anglers. The offshore fish begin to gather and the shallow fish abandon their Summer cover in search of new spots. If you're not ready for what comes next it can leave you scratching your head.

The Fall Transition comes much earlier than most anglers realize. Its not a slow progression, the bass will begin their movements overnight. One day you're on an awesome topwater bite, the next you can't find a fish. When this happens its time to step back and look at what is motivating these fish to move. Whether you're targeting shallow bass or deep, the bass' next movement is motivated by the baitfish's location. As the bait begins to gather, so will the bass.

If your fish are out deep, expect them to begin gathering on the best structures. Expect to find them on corners of ledges with deep water access, long tapering points that break to deep water, and later you can expect them to transition toward the backs of deep coves. Shallow fish will abandon the scattered weeds in favor of thick weed clumps and hard structures. As the seasons progress these fish will begin bunching up along ambush points and pockets.

Below is a breakdown of the gear we recommend using during these conditions. We've separated it into shallow and deep approaches depending on which group of fish you're pursuing.

Shallow Flipping components...

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

Weight- Vader Tungsten 1.5 oz: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 5/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z

Bait #1- Jackall Archelon (Green Pumpkin, School Gill): http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5

Bait #2- Strike King Rage Craw (Green Pumpkin, Dirty Craw): http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

Shallow Reaction Baits...

Crankbait- River2Sea Biggie Squarebill (Abalone Shad, TS Minnow): http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo

Crankbait- Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill (Ghost Minnow, American Shad): http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

Topwater- River2Sea Rover 128 (Ghost Minnow, Sooner, You Know It): http://bit.ly/2acSVea

Jig For Deep Or Shallow...

Jig- 1/2 oz Pitchin Jig (Go To, Molting Craw): http://bit.ly/2amL3of

Jig Trailer- Sweet Beaver (Green Pumpkin, Tramp Stamp): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Deep Water Baits...

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Delta Red, Pro Blue): http://bit.ly/2ery44M

Crankbait- Strike King 10XD (Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Delta Red): http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

Hook Upgrades...

6XD - Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY

10XD- Owner ST-36 Size 1/0: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Biggie- Owner ST-36 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Preferred All-around Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

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

Budget-Friendly All Around Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

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

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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How To Catch Bass In The Heat! (Its Easy)

Let's go catch Giant Summer bass together! Its not hard once you know where to look! Today we're going to show you exactly how the bass position on hot days and what you need to know to catch them. We're going to show you 6 different techniques you can use to run the hot weather pattern and catch bass anywhere in the country this Summer.

Many anglers are afraid to go out in the middle of the day in Summer. The heat gets so intense it can be really uncomfortable but the same scenario that keeps you away makes the bass bite like clockwork. Once you understand how to use shadows to your advantage, you can catch bass everywhere you go.

Matt shows us how you can take the shadow pattern and apply it to shallow bass with a frog, punch rig, and senko. Then he turns around the same day and shows how you it can be done with a jig, a worm, and a deep crankbait. It really is that easy! You have to get out and do some bass fishing before the dog days of Summer come to an end.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, including colors, that Matt used in the video. We've also linked all 6 rods he had rigged on deck.

The baits...

Frog- Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3 (Glitter Bluegill)

Punch- Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ (Junebug)

Senko- Yamamoto 6" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS (Green Pumpkin/watermelon Laminate)

Jig- Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of (Go To)

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW (Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

Worm- NetBait T-Mac 6.5": http://bit.ly/2jndwj9 (Junebug)

Shaky Head- Dirty Jigs Canterbury 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M (Chartreuse Sexy Shad)

The Rods For Each Bait...

Frog- Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Punch- Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Senko- Megabass Levante Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

Jig- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Worm- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Crank- Shimano Zodias 7'6" MH Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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Summer Night Fishing Tricks For Bass

Its time to go night fishing! Many big bass turn nocturnal in the Summer, feeding heavily while anglers sleep. They're able to move shallow and ambush prey while the lake is quiet. Today Tim gives some key tips and tricks to take your Summer night fishing for bass to the next level! This isn't another video about throwing a black and blue jig, get ready!

Night fishing is all about stealth. The lake goes quiet as the sun sets and the fish become very aware of unnatural sound. If you're out on the water with lights on, you're slamming locker lids, or you've got your motor turned up high, the fish will know you're there. If you take the time to slow down, quiet down, and select natural baits, it can be the best fishing of your life!

Tim goes in depth about color selection, moon phase, and so much more. Listen closely to the quick tips because they will make all the difference! Listen especially close to the information about how the moon impacts color selection. Knowing when to throw a bright color, versus a natural color, versus a dark color can be the difference between catching huge fish and catching no fish at all.

Below is a breakdown of the baits discussed in the video to help you fish with confidence this Summer.

Jig and Trailers...

-No-Jack Flipping Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

-Reaction Innovations Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

-Jig Rattles: http://bit.ly/2kIQ0dH

Curly Tail Worms and Stick Baits...

-Berkeley Power Worm 10": http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-Zoom Ol' Monster Worm: http://bit.ly/2adPtjs

-Magnum Baits 10" Stick bait: http://bit.ly/2KBhPWU

-Hag's Tornado Bait: http://bit.ly/2Ydvm9j

Texas Rig Hardware...

Hook- Gamakatsu 6/0 Superline Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight- Swagger Tackle Tungsten Worm Weight 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

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

Spinnerbait/Chatterbait/Swim Jig...

-Revenge Heavy Duty Double Willow 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2b7GBrs

-Evergreen JackHammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

-Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Crankbaits...

-Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

-Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M

-Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w

Topwater...

-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV (Loon, Powder)

-Brabec Double Buzzbait: http://bit.ly/2OVAfjy (Black, White)

-Spro BBZ 8" Trout Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

-Spro BBZ 1 Rat: http://bit.ly/2tHDGyU

-G Ratt Swimming Rat: http://bit.ly/334OEk1

-Johnny Rat Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2uHIoxO

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3 Jig Tricks For Bigger Summer Bass

Jig fishing is EASY in the Summer! Keep it simple, focus on key jig styles in key colors and fish with confidence. By simplifying your method, you'll have more confidence this Summer and you'll catch more fish. We've narrowed it down to 3 jigs to get you through all of your Summer bass fishing.

Anglers often get caught up in the hype of new lures and colors. Some of these new offerings make a huge difference and stay in the arsenal permanently, others simply distract you from your confidence baits for a time. Today we've narrowed our Summer options to a finesse jig, a pitchin' jig, and a flipping' jig. These 3 jigs and a handful of trailers will work in every situation you come across on the water.

Below is a breakdown of the jigs, including color recommendations. We've also included the jig trailers as well as the rods and reels we have confidence in for this fishing style. Don't let the dog days of Summer get you down, this is prime time to get out there and catch a bunch of bass!

The Jigs...

-Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo (Supermat Brown, Kentucky Craw, Brown Craw)

-Pitchin Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of (Go To, Brown Craw, Canterbury Craw)

-Flipping Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI (Hematoma, Black and Blue, Go To)

-Punching Jig: http://bit.ly/2cB4j2F (Hematoma, Black and Blue)

The Trailers...

-Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP

-Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Kinky Beaver: http://bit.ly/2XQ1kJ1

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

-Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Finesse Jig Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843c MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

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

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Pitchin' Jig Combo...

Rod- Megabas Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Metanium DC: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

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

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Flippin' Jig Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'7" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

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

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