Early Summer Fishing- Catch A Giant Bass Right Now!

You only have a few days! There is a short window during the full moon in June that you can specifically target MONSTER bass with swimbaits. Once this window closes you're in to Summer patterns and typically have to wait until Fall for your next shot with the giant baits. Don't miss your chance, get the info and head to the lake now!

You only have a few days before the full moon arrives. Its time to head to the lake! Our primary bait for this window is a wake bait. If the fish won't come all the way to the surface with switch our attention to a glide bait. If the glide doesn't seem to fool them, we head a little deeper with paddle tail swimbaits. All 3 options have a shot at putting a truly GIANT bass in the boat for you this weekend.

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment we use for this big bait approach to Summer bass fishing. Remember, its a short window so get out there and catch them while you can!

Wakebait...

-Spro BBZ 8": http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

-Evergreen Noisy Dachs: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

-Megabass Garuda: http://bit.ly/2ILgfxc

Glide Baits...

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM

Boot-Tail Softbaits...

-Osprey 6" and 7" Tournament Talon (Top Hook): http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

-Osprey 6" Winged Talon (Belly Hook): http://bit.ly/2IBlDTG

-Keitech 6.8" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head 1 oz: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-8/0 Owner Beast Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Bonus Swimbaits...

-Mattlures Shad: http://bit.ly/2vM8cKF

-Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2LBssth

-Jackall Gantarel: http://bit.ly/2adZI3R

Matt's All Around Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 35 lb FC100 Sunline: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

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Giant Texas Bass! Fishing Lake Alan Henry

Our first day in TEXAS and the GIANT Largemouth have already come out of the wood work! The day started like any other as we searched for fish on a brand new fishery. We knew we only had a few hours so we went from broke with swimbaits and topwater. After making some quick adaptions we found a point that was loaded with monster bass. Come along to see how it played out!

When we approach a new fishery the first step is to set goals. Are you looking to catch as many fish as possible? Do you want to catch a big fish? Are you looking for more than one species? Once you've set goals the day will define itself. In this case we only had a few hours so we knew we were looking for a big bite to kick off our Texas road trip. CC started with a glide bait hoping to call a big fish up out of deep water and Matt began probing the shallows with a topwater. When the bass proved to be small they started making quick moves to other parts of the lake but continued probing outside structures hoping the big, post spawn females would be stacking up, and that's exactly what they found.

The baits and tackle used in the video are broken down below.

Lures...

-Mattlures Hammertail Shad: http://bit.ly/2vM8cKF

Stinger Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 1: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-River2Sea S-Waver 168 Light Trout: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Upgraded Hooks- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 Frog: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a

-Yamamoto Senko 7" Green Pumpkin: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Hook- Owner Jungle Gap 6/0: http://bit.ly/2sBsR1Z


-Rover Topwater: http://bit.ly/2acSVea

(128 Funky Tiger)

Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 80 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Sunline FC100 Shock Leader 35 lb: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Frog Combo...

Rod- Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRi

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How To Catch Your New PB Bass Before Summer

Its not too late! You've got one more shot at MONSTER bass before Summer arrives. Matt explains what the bass are doing as they transition, how to get ahead of them, and the best presentations to catch them. Whether you're already fishing the post spawn in the South or your lakes are just opening up in the North, this information will help you catch a bigger bass this Spring!

Catching a monster bass can happen at any time, but catching them consistently requires commitment. You have to start thinking differently when you're on the water, no longer focusing on "going fishing" and instead focusing on the fish's movements and feeding habits so you can predict their next move. If the bass in your area are still spawning, you have an awesome shot at a new Personal Best bass this Spring but if that door has already closed, all hope is not lost!

Matt explains that after the fish spawn there is one more shot to specifically target the biggest fish. They'll move off to recuperate but as soon as they're done (typically no more than 2 weeks) they'll feed aggressively one more time before heading into Summer. These fish can be targeted with a swimbait on virtually any fishery. Its not the way to catch numbers of bass but if you're ready to break your PB, the biggest bass of your life could be waiting for you on your next trip to the lake.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle Matt recommends for this Style of Spring and post spawn fishing.

Spawning Bass Baits...

-Imakatsu Javallon Gill: http://bit.ly/2IvM1jj

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

-Dirty Jigs Pitching Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

(Canterbury Craw, Molting Craw, Go To)

-Sweet Beaver (Green Pumpkin Red Flake): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Glidebaits and Swimbaits...

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Bluegill, Light Trout, Rainbow Trout)

-Keitech 6.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Light Hitch, Copperfield, Sexy Shad)

-Osprey Inline Talon Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2laKeWD

(Bluegill, Light Hitch, TW Shad)

Wakebaits and Topwater...

-Megabass MegaDog: http://bit.ly/2VIYoMH

-Spro BBZ 8" Floater: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P

-Bucca's Bull Shad Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2yceVRt

Matt's Favorite Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel-- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100 Shock Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

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Which Bluegill Swimbaits Catch More Bass? Amazing Underwater Fishing Footage!!

Which Bluegill Swimbaits Catch More Bass? Let's go underwater and find out! There are a ton of bluegill imitators on the market but some have terrible hookup ratios. Today we explore which baits get the most bites, which hook up the best, and when to throw them. Whether you're sight fishing for spawning bass or blind casting for aggressive post spawn bass that are eating bluegill, these baits will help you catch more fish.

Its no secret that bass love to eat bluegill. They're a consistent food source from coast to coast but imitating them can be very difficult. The key is to focus on baits that have smaller profiles and either have an exposed hook or are so soft that a hidden (weedless) hook can easily pop through. Over the years we've narrowed our selection from dozens of bluegill swimbaits to just a handful of bluegill imitators with great hookup ratios.

Below is a breakdown of the baits we use when bass are chasing bluegill. All of these baits can be used for bed fishing or open water casting alike. Don't get caught up with colors, instead focus on profile and action as you select the best baits for your lake.

Bluegill Swimbaits...

-Mattlures U2 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2s1dqyf

-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2aAuAz5

-Mattlures Hammer Tail: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3

-All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT

-Huddleston Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FqvvQW

-Rago Bluegill Line Through: http://bit.ly/2JR2iS7

-Storm Wildeye Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2psTO6t

-Storm Wildeye Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2uBZ1Mf

Bluegill Imitators...

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

-Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

-Keitech 3.8 or 4.3 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Male Perch or Green Pumpkin Fire)

-Basstrix Bait Fry: http://bit.ly/2prMB8n

-Basstrix Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2dPHA4e

Hooks...

-Stinger Treble Hooks- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

-Trokar 5/0 Swimbait Hook (for All American Sunfish): http://bit.ly/2iTeTSh

-Split Ring- Hyperwire Size 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Big Swimbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Small/Medium Swimbait Rod (jig rod)...

Rod- Shimano SLX 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- SLX 150: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

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

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