POND Bass Fishing from a KAYAK **LIGHTNING & FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS**

Tim is back on the kayak in a tiny pond and he's catching bass! Come along as he fishes a frog and senko for the pond bass. He's hoping to catch some nice fish before a giant storm rolls in with flash flood warnings, thunder, and lighting.

Tim starts out with a Bully Wa Frog. As the day progresses he switches over to a Sprinker frog hoping the straight retrieve will get a better bite than the side to side walking action of a traditional frog. He gets bit on the very first cast and after that focus completely shifts to the Teckel. Tim continues to explore, picking up both a senko and a Rage Bug to probe the thick grass in the middle of the pond.

Pond fishing is typically a little easier than fishing on a big lake. While you have less water to work with, the trade off is the bass are easy to target and trapped in a confined space. By implementing a 2-part attack with the combination of topwater and senko Tim was able to quickly and easily locate the fish that were feeding in the pond. He didn't have time to dig deep into the reeds in search of a bigger fish but he did the best he could with a short window of opportunity.

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment Tim used to have a successful day on the water.

Lures...

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 (Little Allen): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Teckel Sprinker Frog (Bone) - http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

-6" Senko - http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Strike King Rage Bug - http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Kayak...

-Old Town Topwater PDL: http://bit.ly/2YAQdnu

Storage...

-Plano Rustrictor Box 3700 - http://bit.ly/30STK1D

-Plano KVD Speedbag Worm Files (Small) - http://bit.ly/2GYT4RC

Frog Combo...

-Shimano SLX 7'2"H - http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-Shimano SLX Reel 7.2:1 - http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Worm Combo...

-Zodias 6'10' MH - http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Curado 70 7.2:1 Gear Ratio - http://bit.ly/2apmDJt

Flipping Combo...

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

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

Apparel...

Sun Shirt- Barracuda Geo Cool: http://bit.ly/2KaUg3m

Sun Mask- http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi

Sun Pants- Aftco Original Fishing Pant: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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10 lb Bass Caught From The Kayak!

Matt returns to where he caught his 17 pound bass for the first time in a decade and catches a 10 lber!!! Come along for a day of Spring Bass fishing on the Kayak as the guys explore a new (old) lake and piece together the bite.

3 completely different patterns emerge during the course of the day. They guys catch fish throwing a big swimbait, a jerkbait, and a creature. We've said many times before that the key to successful Spring bass fishing is being willing to adapt. Being willing to leave biting fish in search of bigger bites is also important.

Matt said "It was truly incredible to return to a lake after such a long break and find the bass in similar locations, willing to bite similar lures. It was as if the years had never passed." While history fishing (fishing a spot or a lure based on unrelated past experiences) is often looked down upon there are times when it can be incredibly effective! History fishing is a great starting point as long as you don't stay locked in to those previous patterns when they're not producing.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear the guys were using during the day on the water.

Matt's Key Baits...

-Sweet Beaver (Magic Craw Swirl): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Man Bear Pig (Flora/Bama): http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

-Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey Head 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

-Megabass Vision 110 Jr. Jerkbait (Ito Clear Laker): http://bit.ly/2OeAFBf

-Huddleston 8" ROF 5 Jig Hooks Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2UVHiuQ

Swimbait Combo...

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

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

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

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

All-Around Combo...

Rod- Levante 2019 Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

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

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

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

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Spring Kayak Fishing - Best Gear For 2019

Spring has arrived and its time to get the kayaks back out on the water. We need the TacticalBassin Family's help! We're beginners when it comes to kayaks. We've picked out a handful of key items like tackle organizers, rods, and depth finders (linked below) but most of the gear is foreign to us.

What are your favorite kayak accessories and gear choices? Which cart, battery setup, anchor, crate, etc did you find worked the best for you? We're using Old Town Kayak PDL's this year (Predator and Topwater) and are totally open to your suggestions.

Don't worry, we aren't giving up the bass boats. We love our boats but we also enjoy the slower, relaxed pace that kayaks offer to anglers. We're going to mix it up this year and are looking forward to bringing you guys along! Below is a list of the gear we're currently using.

Kayaks...

Old Town Predator PDL

Old Town Topwater PDL

Depth Finder- Humminbird Helix 7 Gen 3 SI (MSI GPS G3N): http://bit.ly/2SoFl8a

Tackle Storage- Plano V-Crate: http://bit.ly/2BLjK4f

Rods For Kayak Fishing...

-Zodias Castings Rods: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe (6'10" Medium, med heavy, 7'2" Medium, med Heavy)

-Curado Split Grp Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2E9gktQ (6'8" Medium Heavy, 7' Medium)

-Curado Full Grip Casting Rods: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft (6'10" Medium, med heavy, Heavy , 7'2" Heavy)

-Dobyns Fury Casting: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV (6'6" Med Heavy, 7' Med Heavy, 7' Heavy)

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Backwater Bass Fishing - Kayaks and Flippin Sticks

Bass Everywhere but too shallow for the big boats! Matt and Tim hit the water in Old Town's Predator PDL Kayaks in search of big bites in ultra shallow water. Come along as they adapt to a new fishing style and succesfully power fish the shallows. 

The bass were crushing frogs, buzz baits, and creatures. Using these power techniques while standing on a small platform presents unique challenges but the guys adapted to the conditions and continued to put fish in the boat. They've got a long way to go but Day 1 on the Kayaks was a success. 

The Baits... 
Buzzbait- Damiki Noisy Buzz: http://bit.ly/2P8PWnd
Buzzbait Trailer- Zoom Horny Toad: http://bit.ly/2aY5lBt
Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Creature Bait- Rage Tail Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ
Tungsten Weight- 1 oz Trash Bomb: http://bit.ly/2bHj2pB
Flippin Hook- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Matt's Flippin' Combo...
Rod- Expride 7'11" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Tim's Frog Combo... 
Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2L3wppO
Reel- SLX 7:1 Ratio (Pre-Order Now): http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Kayaks- Old Town Predator PDL: http://bit.ly/2wQNOsG
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