Bass Fishing: Best Baits For Fall Fishing

Look inside Matt's day box at what he's really using! There are no secrets, no hidden baits, these are the baits we're taking to the lake to catch fish right now. From Shallow to deep, big to small, it all fits in a single Plano box.

Many anglers complicate their Fall bass fishing but it doesn't have to be that way. With just a small handful of baits we're able to cover virtually any circumstance that could arise. The real beauty of this box is that it will catch fish in almost any water temp, water clarity, and regardless of what sort of baitfish the bass are eating.

Do you have any favorite baits that aren't in the box? Some would say the spinnerbait or chatter bait are missing (and they are) but for most Fall fishing conditions the Underspin, square bill, and lipless will fill the void.

Below is a breakdown of the baits in the box...

Swimbait Heads/Underspins

Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Dirty Jigs Guppy Head:

Blade Runner SpinTrix UnderSpin:

Spoons and Tail Spinners...

Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz and 3/4 oz Spoons:

Damiki Axe Blade:


LV-500 Lipless:

River2Sea Ruckus Lipless:

6th Sense Quake Thud Lipless:

Biggie Smalls Squarebill:

Crush Squarebill:

Lucky Craft Silent Squarebill:


Reaction Innovations Vixen:

Megabass Dog X Diamante:

River2Sea Rover 128:


River2Sea S-Waver 168 and 200:

The Box...

Plano Waterproof 3740:


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Top Baits for Locating Bass During the PreSpawn

Each of these lures will help you catch bass during the prespawn this Spring. The Key to catching big bass is to cover water and find the aggressive fish. Tim explains how to use the different lure styles to your advantage as you try to locate bass.

Once aggressive bass are located you can switch between colors and styles of bait to keep the schooling fish active for as long as possible. Switching betwen a squarebill, jerkbait, alabama rig, etc... will keep them biting long after they would have given up on a single bait. Apply these bass fishing tips to your advantage this Spring and you'll begin catching more bass right away!

Baits Shown In This Video...

Lucky Craft LV-500:
River2Sea Biggie Squarebill:
Lucky Craft BDS Squarebill:
Lucky Craft Staysee 90 Jerkbait:
Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait:
Matt's Swimbait Head (for the A-rig):
Bladed A-Rig:
Finesse A-Rig:
Gan Craft 230 Glidebait:
River2Sea S-Waver 168:
Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait:
Owner Flashy Swimmer Hook:
Osprey 6" Swimbait:



Winter Jerkbait Fishing Tips

Jerkbaits are one of the few reaction baits that work consistently, even at the lowest water temps. Matt explains the differences between jerkbait models and why they're able to draw strikes. He also breaks down the gear needed and cadences to use to catch the most fish this Winter.

Keep an eye out for Friday's video as well! On Friday we'll explore Bass behavior underwater and watch them react to a jerkbait. Observing their behavior is VERY eye opening but first you have to understand the baits, the cadences, and the proper gear. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we use for jerkbaits this time of year.

Lucky Craft Staysee 90
Megabass Vision 110
Megabass Vision 110 +1
Lucky Craft Deep Pointer 78
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100

Megabass Color Recommendations... Killer Kawaguchi, HT Kossorri Shad, GP Pro Blue, GP Crystal Shad

Lucky Craft Color Recommendations... Ghost Minnow, Ghost Threadfin Shad, Ghost Blue Shad, Nishiki 

Best Replacement Hooks...

-Gamakatsu Aaron Martens Nano Finesse Hook

Preferred Jerkbait Rods...

High End Casting Setup...
Rod- Megabass Jerkbait Special
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran Reel
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 10 lb Fluorocarbon

Mid Range Spinning Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 702 Champion
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500
Line- 10 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 8 lb Fluorocarbon

How To Catch Bass in Shallow Water

It is time to head to Bass University again. This time Professors Matt Allen and Tim Little are teaching you everything there is to know about fishing for summer bass in shallow water. From lighting conditions to bait selection pay close attention because there will definitely be an exam!