Matt Loses a Teener! **Real Footage**

This Bass was AT LEAST 13-14 lbs and Matt had her right to the net! What a brutal day! It happens to everyone but that doesn't make it any easier when it happens to you! This fish of a lifetime won the fight and will haunt Matt for a long, long time. 

A few days ago we shared the catch footage of Matt's 6 1/2 lb Smallmouth but its healthy to see both ends of the spectrum. The tough days happen to everyone and we are not exempt. The deciding factor between a consistent angler and one who gets lucky from time to time is consistency. 

Below is a break down of the gear Matt was using as well as the gear we recommend you incorporate into your arsenal so you can become more consistent. 

The gear Matt was using when this bass bested him...
Rod- G Loomis 966 Swimbait:
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
Connection Knot: Blood Knot with 9 loops each direction
Mattlures Hammer Tail Bluegill Swimbait:

Recommended Gear...
1) Owner ST-36 Trebles:
These hooks are STICKY sharp. They're fairly light wire so use these with Crankbaits, topwater, and other baits when hookup ratio is key. 

2) Owner ST-56 Trebles:
These hooks are STRONG and are a great option when bigger fish are targeting Crankbaits, swimbaits, and other large hard baits. 

3) Gamakatsu Nano Finesse Treble:
This is the Sharpest and most consistent hook we've ever used. Its the ONLY hook you want to use for jerk baits. Its hookup ratio is phenomenal and sizing will match popular baits including the Vision 110. 

4) Power Pro MaxCuatro:
This line is thinner than other braids and allows you to upsize one power while maintaining diameter. If you're used to using 20, spool 30. If you're used to 50, spool 65. You'll get a more strength without sacrificing. 

5) Maxima Ultragreen Monofilament:
Yep, its mono. We know you think you have to use fluoro... we use it too. But when push comes to shove this stuff makes a stronger leader, has incredible strength with connection knots, and still gets bit in clear water. TRY IT, you won't regret it. 

6) Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Black):
These rings are the strongest and most consistent we've ever found. Use them so you stop losing hooks to giant fish. 

7) Salter Brecknell ElectroSamson Scale:
Why use this Scale? Because a 9.9 is a 9, not a 10. If it matters to you, if you really want to know what your fish weigh, this is your scale. There are only 2 hand held digital scales that can be consistently certified and this is the least expensive/most widely available. We carry 2 sets on each boat... just in case. 

This isn't our typical content, or a typical write-up but if you want to be a consistent angler these details are critically important. Find what works for you and never vary. When your chance at a giant comes, you'll have your very best shot for success!

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Underwater Footage Of A Teener! | The Biggest Bass We've Ever Seen Underwater!!

Have you dreamed about a TEENER largemouth? Here is your chance to see one up close! This UNDERWATER look at 13+ pound bass in her natural habitat is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Catching a bass of this size is life changing, we're incredibly blessed to have one interact with the camera so we can all enjoy her together!

Bass of this size rarely come without sacrifice. With this monster the sacrifice came at the hand of a fellow angler. This MONSTER bass was hooked on a swimbait earlier in the day by a good friend but she came to the surface and jumped free! Once he was sure he wouldn't get another opportunity to catch her he shared the location with us so we could bring you this epic underwater footage!

We didn't catch this fish, in fact we didn't even know she was there until Tim got home and went back through the footage. Tim did catch the male and it weighed 4.3 lbs. Keep that size in mind when you see the little male next to that GIANT bass! A bass of this size deserves to be honored and if you're a bass fisherman with a pulse, this is a video worth watching! A true teener in her natural habitat... amazing!


The Gear Tim used in this video...

GoPro Hero5 Camera:

GoPro Jaws Clamp:

Tim's Sunglasses (Amber Lenses):

Huddleston 10” Swimbait:

Huddleston 8” Swimbait:

Huddleston 68 Swimbait:

Stinger Hook Wire:

Treble Stinger Hook (Size 2):


Huddleston 10” Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 908:

Reel- Tranx 300:

Line- 100 Lb Max Cuatro Braid:

Leader- 30 Lb Maxima Leader:


Huddleston 8” Combo...

Rod- Dobyns 807:

Reel- Tranx 300:

Line- 80 lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 30 lb Maxima Leader:


Huddleston 68 Combo...

Rod- Dobyns Fury 795:

Reel- Tranx 300:

Line- 65 Lb Sufix 832 Braid:

Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen: