Top 10 Bass Lures of 2018

Here are the top 10 baits of 2018. From plastic worms to huge swimbaits, we break down the best baits of the year. To make it even better, Matt included his Overall Top Picks for all 10 categories as well! Don't miss it!

Whether you're a brand new angler wondering how to catch a bass or a seasoned pro wondering if a JackHammer is really worth the price, this video is packed with answers you can trust. The "best" title refers to Matt and Tim's on the water experiences this year with the various baits.

Christmas is almost here so this concludes the Holiday Buyer's Guide series for 2018. Leave a comment and let us know how you enjoyed the series. Below is a breakdown of the (10) "best of 2018" and (10) "Overall best picks" including links to each product on Tackle Warehouse.

The Top Picks...

Creature Bait- Jackall Archelon:

Creature Bait- Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:

Worm- Yamamoto Senko 6":

Worm- Strike King Dream Shot:

Jig- Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig:

Jig- Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig:

Topwater- River2Sea Whopper Plopper 110:

Topwater- Evergreen Shower Blows:

Spoon/Head- Blade Runner Duh Spoon:

Spoon/Head- Matt Stefan Guppy Head:

Bonus Head- Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Swimbait- Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact:

Swimbait- Basstrix 6" PaddleTail:

Spinnerbait- River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait:

Spinnerbait- Nichols Mother lode Spinnerbait:

Chatterbait- Z Man Custom:

Chatterbait- Evergreen Jack Hammer:

Crankbait- Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless:

Crankbait- Strike King 3XD:

Glidebait- River2Sea S-Waver 168:

Glidebait- Baitsanity Explorer Glide:


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No More Secrets! Here's What We've Been Using!

Are the Pros fooling you? Do they use one lure but tell you something else? Are they really using a single brand? Are you even getting real information? Have you ever wondered? Matt just dropped off his clients and decided to give you guys a look at the boat after a serious day of big bass hunting on Clearlake. 

Its not what you'd expect! Its not all giant baits and secret lures. Of course there are swimbaits but there are also jerkbaits, jigs, and so much more. The key to consistently catching giant bass is adapting to changing conditions. The right baits play a key role in your success but knowing when and where to use them is even more important. 

Don't get caught up in all the hype and don't worry about secrets! Here are the baits Matt had tied on after an awesome day of catching big bass with his clients. 

Baits are shown in order of appearance...

Keitech 7.8 Swimbait:
12/0 Beast Hook:

5/8 oz Flippin Jig (Money Color):
Jackall Archelon (School Bluegill Color):

Yamamoto Cowboy (Watermelon Blk/Red Flake):
Dirty Jigs Magnum Stand Up Head:

Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot (Morning Dawn):
Trokar 1/0 Dropshot Hook:

2.8 Keitech (Sight Flash):

Storm Wild Eye Bluegill 3":

Mattlures Bluegill Hammer Tail:

Huddleston 8" Trout:

7/16 oz Casting Jig (Go To Color):
Strike King Rage Chunk:

Strike King Half Shell:

Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig:

Flash Pointer 100 and 115 Jerkbait (American Shad/ Ghost Pro Blue:

Splash It Popper (Chartreuse Pearl Shad):

LV-500 Lipless (Ghost Minnow):

6" Senko (Green Pumpkin):

S-Waver 168 Rainbow Trout:

Dirty Jigs Guppy Head:

We want you guys to know that we fish with the exact baits that we teach you about. We're not throwing anything you aren't throwing. These baits work and they work all over the country. Even when we travel we find ourselves turning to the same gear because its so consistent day after day. 

If you enjoyed this video let us know down in the comments and we'll do more videos like it. 

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The 4 Best Baits For Finding Bass In Spring

Spring is supposed to be easy but getting those first few fish can be tough! Matt and Tim show you the method they use to find bass quickly and efficiently so no time is wasted during your day on the water. 

The key is using baits that get bit consistently but that can also be fished very quickly through likely areas. You don't want to fish too fast and miss opportunities but you also can't afford to slowly work each location hoping to run across active fish. 

Here are Matt's Bait picks...
Deep Water Jerkbait- Staysee 90:
(Try American Shad or Aurora Black)
Shallow Water Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange:
(Try HL Hasu or HL Silver Shad)
Rattling Squarebill- River2Sea Biggie Poppa:
(Try Cold Blooded or Rooster)
Creature Bait- Strike King Game Hawg:
Finesse Worm- Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:

Here are Tim's Bait Picks...
Glidebait- S-Waver 168:
(Try Light Trout Color)
Alabama Rig- Flash Mob Jr.:
Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Baits- 4.8 Keitech Fat Swing Impact:

There are a lot of different ways to catch fish in Spring but the ultimate goal is to maximize your time on the water. The faster you can locate productive areas with active schools of fish, the better your overall fishing experience will be. While many baits will work, these are the baits we rely on. 

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Cheap Fishing Lures That Actually Work!

Want to catch more fish? These baits ACTUALLY WORK! These are our favorite budget baits for consistently catching bass. You don't have to spend a fortune to catch fish. These 7 baits and one cheap fishing rod and reel combo are proven producers that are worth your time. 

Anglers often get caught up in the hype of baits that "catch fishermen". You can spend a fortune on bass fishing tackle but you don't have to. That said, there is definitely a place for high-dollar baits but if you're a budget-minded angler, this video is for you! 

The baits...
Zorro Baits Head Knocker Buzzbait:
Cotton Cordell Super Spot Crankbait:
Yamamoto Double Tail Hula Grub:
Storm Bluegill Swimbait:
Zoom Super Fluke (Albino or Smokin Shad):
Zoom Baby Brush Hog (Green Pumpkin):
Zoom Swamp Crawler Worm:

Rod and Reel Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Colt Rods (Try the 7' Med/heavy or 7' Med/ heavy Crankbait):
Reel- Shimano Caenan Reel:
Line- Power Pro 50 lb Braid:

Bait Rigging... 
Shakey Head-
4/0 Superline EWG Hook:
4/0 Regular Wire EWG Hook:
Yamamoto 1/2 oz Football Jig Head:

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