Fishing Tiny Backwaters For Angry Bass | Florida Bass Fishing!

Welcome to the everglades! The bass are big and aggressive in this beautiful backwater jungle! The environment is unlike any other fishery in the country but the bass and alligators both love to eat topwater and swimbaits. If you've ever wondered what its like to fish this amazing fishery, come along for an exciting ride through the backwaters of Southern Florida!

Tim met up with good friends Coop and Cobi for this adventure. The 3 anglers ventured deep into the swamp in search of big bass and they found what they were looking for! The most amazing part of the experience is that bass in this unique environment ate all the same baits as largemouth at home. The fish were happy to rise up on frogs, poppers, and vixens, and were just as likely to eat a glide bait. It proved yet again that a bass' basic instincts are the same regardless of the environment it grew up in.

Below you'll find a list of the baits and gear the guys were using as they explored the glades. We've also included links to Cobi and Coop's instagram accounts, as well as a link to our "Edits" playlist for other videos with this style of editing. We hope you enjoyed this everglades adventure!

-TacticalBassin "Edits" Playlist:

-Coop's Instagram:

-Cobi's Instragram:

The baits...

-S-Waver 168 Glide Bait (Light Trout):

-Lobina Rio Rico Popper (Rick Clunn Aurora Ice):

-Bully Wa 2 65 Frog (Little Allen):

-Z Man Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz (Bite Delight):

-Whopper Plopper 130 Topwater (Loon):

-Reaction Innovations Vixen Topwater (Bone, Silver Flitter Shad):

-Strike King Rage Bug (TW Green Pumpkin):

All-Around Combo (Jackhammer, Whopper Plopper, Glide Bait)...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'2" MH:

Reel- Metanium DC HG:

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 15/20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Version of All-Around Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" MH:

Reel- SLX 150 DC HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid:

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Amazing Underwater Footage of 10 Underspins and Swimbaits!!

Come underwater and see why bass eat Underspins in the Fall! We're comparing 10 different underspin and swimbait combinations to see which have the best action for different Fall bass fishing conditions. Whether you prefer a shad profile, bluegill, or small baitfish, we're looking at the best of the best in today's underwater video!

Bass ambush baitfish in the Fall and the underspin is one of the most consistent ways to catch them. A topwater may be more glamorous but a slow moving underspin on the bottom consistently catches giant bass that are unwilling to chase faster moving offerings. Choosing the right underspin for the lake or conditions can be a very difficult process to learn with a lot of wasted time and money. The purpose of today's video is to help you understand the differences between popular underspins and to see some of the "stand outs" that have that extra fish catching potential.

This video will be followed in a few weeks by an in-depth instructional video to teach you how to unlock the full potential of underspins. Sometimes they are best fished mid-column around baitfish or suspended bass. Other times they're best crept along rock bottoms or even through sparse grass in the shallows. We'll explain all of these different scenarios and more very soon but today's video was designed to help you select the baits with the most potential for where you fish.

Below is a complete breakdown of the baits shown in the video. The links are displayed in order of appearance and include the color shown, trailer used, as well as the sizes that we prefer for each offering. Additionally we will include rod and equipment recommendations for this fishing style.

The Baits...

1) Blade Runner Screw Lock SpinTrix 3/8-3/4 oz (Anchovy, Grey Shad):

-Keitech 4.3" Fat Swing Impact (Ghost Rainbow):

2) Hog Farmer War Pig HD 3/8-3/4 oz (Blue Gizzard, Green Gizzard):

-Keitech 4.3" Fat Swing Impact (Pro Blue Red Pearl):

3) 6th Sense Divine Underspin 1/2 oz (Baby Shad):

-Keitech 4.3" Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad):

4) Damiki Rig Underspin 3/8 oz (Ayu, Natural Shad):

-Damiki Armor Shad Swimbait 3" (Flash Shad, Gold Shad):

-Damiki Armor Shad Jerkbait 3" (Flash Shad, Pro Blue):

-Reaction Innovations Shiver Shot (Impact Bluegill, Bad Shad Green):

5) Cool Baits Down Under Underspin 1/8 oz (Ol' Faithful, Black Silver):

-Keitech 2.8" Fat Swing Impact (Pro Blue Red Pearl):

6) Trokar Swimblade Underspin 3/0 1/8 oz:

-Keitech 4.8" Swing Impact Fat (Shad):

7) Owner Flashy Swimmer 5/0 1/4 oz:

-River2Sea D Walker 120 (PB Red):

8) Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1/4 oz (Blue Shad, Tennessee Shad):

-Keitech 4.8" Fat Swing Impact (Shad):

9) Megabass Uoze Swimmer 3/8 oz (Gripan):

-River2Sea D Walker 120 (PB Red):

10) Gambler Duz-It 7/0 1/4 oz:

-Keitech 5.8" Fat Swing Impact (Pro Blue Red Pearl):

Our Favorite Underspin Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'2" Medium Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Favorite Finesse Underspin Combo...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium:

Reel- Aldebaran 50 MGL HG:

Line- 30 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 10 Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget All-Around Underspin Combo...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Medium:

Reel- Shimano SLX HG:

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

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5 Finesse Fishing Tricks For Early Fall Bass

Early Fall can be awesome bass fishing! The fish are gorging on baitfish as we head toward the cooler months. You can throw all sorts of reaction baits to catch them but what do you do when conditions don't line up and the fishing gets tough? Do you struggle to catch fish when everyone else is talking about how great it is? Today you're going to learn to finesse fish through the tough days and its going to make a huge difference for you!

Tim loves to power fish but when the going gets tough he immediately reaches for finesse tackle. The beauty of Fall is that bass become incredibly predictable. As the grass dies back the fish pull up against hard cover. Dock pilings, lay down trees, rocks, etc... all become easy targets that consistently hold bass. Because fish are pulling to cover you can fish effectively with slow moving baits like dropshot, tube, Neko rig, etc.

We're not suggesting that you stop reaction fishing (Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, etc...) during the Fall. Instead, recognize there are great opportunities for both fishing styles and when the fish stop responding to fast moving baits, immediately slow down. You'll be amazed how many fish you can catch on what would have been a very tough day.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle that Tim shows in the video, including key colors for Fall fishing.

Dropshot Baits...

-Reaction Innovations Flirt 4.95” (Lickety Split, Morning Dawn) :

-Damiki Armour Shad 3” (RP Blue Pearl, American Shad) :

-Keitech Swing Impact Fat 2.8 (Electric Shad, Rainbow Shad) :

-Roboworm Straight Tail Worm 4.5” (MMIII, Prism Shad, Aarons Pro Shad) :

-Bite Me Small Smasher - (Silver Smoke Blue, Green Pumpkin Purple Flk) :

-Strike King Dream Shot 4.25” (Brown/Purple, Moon Juice) :

Dropshot Terminal...

-Swagger Tackle Tungsten drop shot weight (3/16th, 1/4oz) :

-Owner Mosquito Light hook size 1 :

-Lazer Trokar Dropshot hook Size 1 :

Shakeyhead Worms and Terminal...

-Dirty Jigs Shakeyhead 3/16th, 1/4oz :

-Reaction Innovations Flirt 4.95” (Lickety Split, Morning Dawn) :

-Roboworm Straight Tail Worm 6” : (Aarons Pro Shad, MMIII, Prism Shad) :

Neko Rig Terminal, Parts, and Worms...

-G7 Worm Tube Pliers. :

-G7 Worm Protect Tubes Size 6 for 5” Senko :

-Yamamoto 5” Senko (Electric Shad, Natural Shad) :

-Z-Man Zinker Z 5” (Smelt, The Deal) :

-Owner Sniper Finesse Neko Hook Size 1 :

-Swagger Tackle Pagoda Nail Weight 1/16th, 1/32nd :

Tubes and Heads...

-Dry Creek 3.5” Tourney Tube (Old Ugly, Green Pump Purple Copper Flake) :

-Big Bite Baits Tour Tube - (Green Pump Purp Cop Flk, Dark Grn Pumpkin Smoke Purple) :

-Bite Me Big Dude Tube Head :

-Bite Me Flat Eye Tube Head :

Finesse Swimbaits and heads...

-Megabass Dark Sleeper (Donko, Wakasagi) :

-Keitech Easy Shad 3” (Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl) :

-Keitech Swing Impact Fat 2.8” (Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl) :

-Damiki Armor Shad Paddle Tail : RP Blue Pearl, American Shad) :

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (1/8oz) :

Ned Rig Worms and Heads...

-Swagger Tackle Tungsten Flanders Head (1/8oz) :

-Missile Baits Ned Bomb (Fishalicious, Goby Bite, Super Bug) :

-Roboworm Ned Worm (Hologram Shad, Prism Shad, Desert Craw):

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Fall Swimbait Tricks - Which Swimbaits Catch More Fish?

Swimbait fishing is easy! As soon as you know the subtle tricks you'll start catching fish consistently. Have you tried swimbaits on your home lake without success? Are you the guy thats wondering if your lake even has a swimbait bite? We're here to tell you that EVERY lake has a swimbait bite, it doesn't matter where you fish or how small the "average" fish in the lake tends to be, bass love eating other fish. The issue isn't the bass, the issue is a combination of (lack of) confidence and the wrong (swimbait) tool for the job. Today, Tim is sharing all his confidence baits. He's covering everything from giant glidebaits all the way down to finesse paddle tails. Tim's goal is to explain how to consistently catch bass using a variety of swimbaits throughout the Fall.

Swimbait fishing is all about details. Knowing which baitfish your bass are targeting, what times they prefer to feed, and where their ambush points are, may seem overwhelming at first but don't be intimidated. You'll be amazed that when you start paying attention to the subtle nuances these questions and more will answer themselves during the course of your fishing. As your knowledge increases, you naturally gain confidence and your success will sky rocket.

Preparation is also key when swimbait fishing. Understanding the fish is half the battle but preparing your equipment is equally important. Many anglers go through the time and expense to hook a giant swimbait fish but fail to land it because their gear isn't up to the task. Large swimbaits require more specialized equipment than any other lure in bass fishing.

Below is a breakdown of Tim's favorite baits by style. We've also included a full breakdown of the rods, reels, and equipment he trusts to land those giant bass once they strike.

Small Swimbaits...

-Basstrix 6" Swimbait:

-Megabass Spark Shad:

-Keitech 2.8-4.8 Swing Impact:

-Rage Swimmer:

Small Bait Rigging...

Swimbait Head- Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Finesse Head- Guppy Head:

Bladed Head- Okashira Screw Head:

Underspin- (Weedless)- Owner Flashy Swimmer:

Underspin- Blade Runner 1/2 oz Flash Trix (Anchovy):

Line Through- Red One Systems Kit:

Boot Tail Baits...

-Osprey Winged Talon:

(Chartreuse Shad, TW Shad)

-Osprey Tournament Talon 6":

(Chartreuse Shad, Reverse Hitch, TW Shad)

-All American Trash fish 6":

(Hologram Shad, Just Shad, Hitch)

-All American Sunfish:

(Crappie, Female Gill, Pearl White)

-All American Trash Fish 8":

(Chartreuse Shad, Just Shad, KC Ghost)

-Twerk minnow:

(Hitch, Gizzard, Reverse Hitch)

Paddletail Swimbait Hooks...

-5/0 Trokar for Trash Gill:

-6/0 Beast for Trash Fish:

-10/0 Beast for Trash Fish/Twerk:

WedgeTail Swimbaits...

8" Huddleston ROF 12:

8" Huddleston ROF 5:

ABT WagTail 9":

Glide Baits...

-Baitsanity Antidote Glide:

(Trout, Shad)

- River2Sea S-Waver 168:

(Light Trout, party crasher)

-Gan Craft Jointed Claw 178:

(Hitch, Rainbow, Wakasagi)

-Ima Glide Fluke 178:

(Natural, Gizzard, Bone)

Multi-Joint Hard Swimbaits...

-BBZ Slow Sink 8":

-Bull Shad 7" Slow Sink Gizzard:

Favorite Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG:

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100:

Budget-Friendly Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 806 (8' Heavy):

Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300A:

Line- 25 lb Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon:

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