Adapting Swimbaits and Crankbaits To Changing Conditions and Giant Smallmouth

We're on an epic school of Smallmouth when the conditions start changing. We were catching them up to 7 lbs but when temperatures began to drop and flows diminished the fish shut down. What do you do now?

Watch how we adapt to the changing conditions by transitioning to heavier weights, deeper diving crankbaits, and a variety of other baits to continue catching the bass in this crazy video!

We had an awesome time catching these big smallmouth but the story is really about how we were able to continue catching fish as the conditions changed radically. Below is a break down of the equipment we were fishing with. 

What were we using? 

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Keitech 4.8” Swimbait:
6” Basstrix Paddletail Swimbait:
Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait:
Strike King 6 XD Crankbait:
Neko Worm:
3 1/2" Tube:
1/2 oz. Finesse Football Jig:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:

Matt's Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'6” Glass:
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50:
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:
Hooks- Megabass Katsuage:

Tim's Swimbait Setup...
Rod- G Loomis NRX 7'5" XH:
Reel- Shimano Antares:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Reasonably Priced Swimbait combo for the average angler...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70:
Line- 50 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Our favorite life jacket:
Our favorite sunglasses:
Hero5 GoPro Camera:
Brecknell Scale:
Promar Net:

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