Wondering if you should be deep or shallow this summer? Tactical Bassin is about to teach you how to have a blast right up close to the shore! Easily one of the most exciting places to fish, let Tactical Bassin show you the fool proof ways to target big bass shallow all summer long.
The Bass flood into the shallows every Spring to feed and spawn. With the shallow water comes a whole new set of problems. Shallow snags, finicky bass, vegetation, and thick cover can all make it difficult to catch Bass in Spring. Instead of fighting it, embrace the shallow water this year!
These baits make it easy to fish shallow! We use a 2-part system, combining power and finesse to coax bass into biting. When one doesn't work, the other certainly will. Throw in a couple really unique baits and fall rates and you've got a sure system that will produce bites throughout the coming months!
River2Sea Bubble Walker: http://bit.ly/2e0PZOY
5" Senko (Wacky Rigged): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Jackall Flick Shake Worm: http://bit.ly/2bi3Gse
Yamamoto Fat Ika: http://bit.ly/2HGhE7i
Wacky Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap Size 1: http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
Ika Hook- Gamakatsu Superline 4/0 EWG: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
Great news! You can throw the spinnerbait, Senko, Flick Shake, Ika, and more all on the same "all around" rod! Matt's favorite setup for this style of fishing is...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 40 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 10-15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Have you bass moved shallow? Are they in the trees, pads, or grass? Here is everything you need to know to find them quickly so you can build patterns more efficiently and start catching more fish.
Step 1) Identify the edges of the cover. Whether your cover is 20 feet across or 2 miles across, you need to start your search on the edges.
Step 2) Move to the very center and determine if the fish are spread evenly throughout the cover or if they're only in select locations.
Step 3) Seek out the anomalies like points, creek channels, different types of grass or trees that stand out from the rest, etc.
Step 4) Repeat the process in similar locations until you have an effective pattern that can be duplicated.
What baits do we use to quickly pick apart cover? We start with fast moving baits then slow down and pick the cover apart. Below is a break down of our confidence baits for locating early season fish in this cover.
1/2 oz California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
1/2 oz Bling Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
1/2 oz JackHammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6
Keitech 4.8" Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Slow Moving Baits to Dissect the area...
1/2 oz Pitchin Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
1/2 oz Tungsten Flippin' Weight: http://bit.ly/2bo4NZf
Yamamoto Senko 5"-6": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5
Reaction Innovations Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Budget Friendly Flippin' Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Mag Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Braided: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
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Flipping heavy cover has evolved drastically the last few years. A term that once meant throwing a texas-rigged plastic into brush now encompasses everything from punching matted vegetation to pitching a jig around docks. Perhaps the term has been abused or perhaps we're learning new ways to expand and catch bass that are hiding in the dark.
However you want to look at it, Flippin' has changed. In this video Matt breaks down everything from traditional texas rigged plastics on a straight shank hook to newer twists including screw locks, Superline hooks, and even jigs. The changes include rods as well so if you're flipping with a 7'6" rod you might want to consider expanding into both shorter and longer rods for different approaches.
Below is a breakdown of some of the gear Matt and Tim have found to help them catch more fish when flipping and pitching in cover...
-Reel: Shimano Curado 200 7:1
-Line: Sufix 832 65 lb braid