Giant Midwest Bass Eat Swimbaits Too!

Tim traveled 2500 miles to throw swimbaits and topwater for BIG bass in the Midwest and it worked! The big Michigan Smallmouth fell victim to the the swimbait just like their cousins out West. Time after time we're reminded that a bass is a bass, no matter where they swim.

We get asked over and over again if our techniques will work in a particular state or on a particular lake. Anglers constantly overlook the simple truth that all bass are inherently the same. They live in different environments but their feeding activity, movements, behavior, etc... are all identical.

Swimbaits work from coast to coast. Topwater, finesse, reaction, etc... will catch bass EVERYWHERE when the conditions are right. In today's video Tim gives a detailed step-by-step look at a day on the water in Northern Michigan as he breaks down the lake, locates the giant bass, and uses a handful of key baits to consistently put them in the boat.

Below is a breakdown of the gear he used to accomplish this feat:

Baits...

S-Waver 168 Swimbait (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Reaction Innovations Vixen (Bone): http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Keitech 4.3 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Vixen Modifications...

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire #3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Front Hooks- Owner ST-36 Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Rear Treble- Owner Feather Treble Size 4: http://bit.ly/2dJH8V6

Sunglasses For Clear Water/Cloudy Skies (Copper Lenses): http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ulterra: http://bit.ly/2PoYlTd

S Waver Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- Sunline XPlasma 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Vixen Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

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

Line- Sufix 832 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

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

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BIG Swimbaits Getting DESTROYED! Epic Underwater Footage!

We got the CRAZIEST Underwater Footage you've ever seen of bass eating swimbaits! These fish are SMASHING glide baits and soft baits right in front of the camera! We all love underwater footage of bass fishing but this takes it a step further!

If you've ever wondered if bass really eat big swimbaits, you have to check this out! The old adage that big baits equal big fish couldn't be more true! 

You might notice that we were fishing these baits very erratically. This is not necessarily how we would fish these baits in a typical scenario, this was an attempt to draw a "reaction strike" from the fish in front of the camera. A slow, methodical retrieve is typically better suited for open water. 

The baits...
S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Upgraded Hooks for 168 (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Upgraded Hooks for 200 (Size 1/0): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Upgraded Hyper Wire Split Rings (Size 4 and 5): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Little Creeper All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT
Trokar 5/0 Swimbait Hook: http://bit.ly/2iTeTSh

Our 8" + Glidebait Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Small Glide Bait/Keitech/Trash Fish combo...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Some of our other favorite swimbaits...
Baitsanity Trout Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
Huddleston Deluxe: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj
BBZ-1 8" FLOATER: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
MS Slammer 9": http://bit.ly/2aOlET2
Little Creeper Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP
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Catching GIANT STRIPER on the CA Delta!

We went out searching for the truly GIANT BITE and we found it! One after another the monsters just kept coming! This was one of the best bites we've ever experienced and we could hardly wait to share it with you. Come along on an EPIC striper bite! 

The Baits...

S-Waver 200 Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
S-Waver 168 Glide Bait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Colors: Bone, Bluegill, Powder
Replacement Hook/Split Ring Sizes: 200 replace with size 1/0 or 2/0, 168 replace with size 2. Split Rings are size 5 for the 200 and size 4 for the 168. 

Keitech 6.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner 12/0 BEAST Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Smash Tech Head Hunter Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2pc3ROF
Owner St-36 2/0 Treble Hook: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Bubble Walker Topwater: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
Pencil Popper Topwater: http://bit.ly/2x4kMnG
River2Sea Rover (190 size has been discontinued): http://bit.ly/2acSVea

Dip N Dye Chartreuse: http://bit.ly/2lJQAI4

Upgraded Hardware...

Owner Hypewire SILVER Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1
Gamakatsu 4X Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2fTy4vu
Owner 3x Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Treble Hook Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 806H: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Alternate Rod- G Loomis 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Moss Green: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Giant Topwater Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 867 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Small Topwater Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Med/Hvy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
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Craziest Underwater Bass Fishing Footage EVER! Whopper Plopper, Swimbait, Jerkbait, Fluke, Topwater

We filmed the most INSANE Underwater Topwater Footage Ever! Topwater and swimbaits are the holy grail of underwater footage and we're thrilled to have all this awesome content to share with you! This is just the beginning, there is a ton of underwater footage to come!

There is so much to be gleaned from heading undewater to watch bass in their natural environment. From what causes them to trigger on baits to how they eat the lures, the knowledge gained will make you a better bass angler. 

Baits Shown In The Video...

Whopper Plopper 110 and 130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV
Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Rover Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
S-Waver 168 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Jackall Rerange Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Pointer 100DD Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7
Megabass Kanata Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2jG4Q85
Megabass Ito Vision 110 Magnum: http://bit.ly/2vdZOWf

Jerkbait Rod...
Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Glide and Topwater Rod...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Equipment Upgrades...
Owner 3x Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Gamakatsu EWG Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Hyperwire Split Rings: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

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Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10

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