FAIL - 10 Pound Bass Comes Off At The Boat!!

Matt hooked a truly giant bass! The giant fish tail walked up and down the side of the boat giving huge head shakes as she went. Everything looked like it was going perfectly until disaster struck! No matter how much preparation you do, sometimes the big bass get away. Let's check it out...

This fish ate a heavy flipping jig rigged with a big senko as a trailer. Its not a traditional rig but its incredibly effective! Sometimes the key to getting big bites is just showing the bass something they haven't seen before. Think outside the box this Spring and you might get your own shot at a fish of a lifetime like this.

Whether you're fishing for monster bass with a 3/4 oz jig or downsizing to a little finesse jig, trying the senko as a trailer might be worth your time. Match a big jig with a 7" senko, smaller jig with a 5 or 6", etc. Below is a breakdown of the gear used in this video.

The rig...

Jig- Dirty Jigs 3/4 oz Flipping Jig (Okeechobee 420):

Trailer- Gambler 7" Fat Ace (Green Pumpkin Black Blue):

The Gear...

Rod- Expride 7'6" Heavy:

Reel- Metanium DC:

Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb:

Other Jigs/Trailers...

Yamamoto Senko:

Yamamoto Cut Tail Worm:

Football Jig 1/2 oz:

Pitchin' Jig 1/2 oz:

Filming Location:


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Full Seminar: How To Catch BIGGER Bass | 2017 ISE Show

Matt Allen explains how to catch the biggest fish in the lake. From swimbaits, to jigs, to reaction baits, he teaches you the techniques and tricks to fool the biggest bass in your lake. 

Trophy bass are difficult to catch. They've learned to avoid fishermen and lures but there are still ways to trigger their reactive nature. Matt explains how to use specific lures and a few key techniques to fool those big bass into biting. 

Baits In Order Of Appearance:

Hinkle Shad Swimbait: Custom Made
Dirty Jigs 1/2 Oz Pitchin' Jig:
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver Jig Trailer:
LV-500 Lipless Crankbait:
Pointer 100 Jerkbait:
Huddleston 10" or 8" Swimbait:
Osprey 7" Swimbait:
S-Waver 200 and 168 Glidebait:
Mattlures Bluegill Swimbait:

Tranx Swimbait Reel:

California Swim Jig:
Keitech Fat Swing Impact Swimbait:
Revenge Heavy Duty Spinnerbait:

Best replacement hooks for swimbaits:
Best Scale to Weigh you trophy fish:

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One of the keys to consistent success is to match the hatch. Learn what the fish in your lake like to eat. If they eat shad, kokanee, trout, bluegill, crappie, or other baitfish you can choose the baits that will best trigger those bass into feeding. 

Matt also explains how to fire up a school of fish and creating a feeding mentality. Using this method you can use the behavior of small fish to trigger giant fish into feeding aggressively, even when they don't want to bite!

Depending on the food the bass are eating Matt explains how to target them by fishing swimbaits and glidebaits, jig fishing, or switching to reactive baits like the swimbait, underspin, or jerkbait. The last method we recommend using to catch trophy bass is night fishing. We break down how to catch those night fish with swimbaits, swim jigs, or jigs (jig and pig). 

If you use these tips and tricks to catch bigger bass, you're going to have an amazing year on the water! Trophy bass fishing doesn't have to be a mystery. These are the exact baits and methods we use to catch bigger fish and you can use them too!

More 10+ Lb Largemouth and Spotted Bass than any other video, EVER!

This video makes us proud to be from Northern California! From Clearlake to the Delta, Berryessa to Bullards Bar we are surrounded by world class fisheries and when the fish want to bite there is nowhere else like it on earth!

Merry Christmas to all of you amazing people that have helped make TacticalBassin what it is today! We're forever greatful to each of you and are thrilled for what the future brings! For fun this Holiday Weekend we decided to do this throw back video to one of the most insane bites to ever occur! 

The Story of Tim's 15 lber!

Some anglers spend years in search of a trophy bass. Tim put in his time as an angler but on his first day with a swimbait he boated two bass for 25 lbs! 

Tim's first swimbait fish ever was a 9.8 lber from Collins Lake. It was the biggest bass he'd ever caught but somehow it was still bittersweet. He had high hopes for his first 10 lber and to come so close was tough to swallow. Hours later, lined up on the same spot he got his chance! 

One bite, one hookset, and a long fight later, Tim was holding a 15 lb bass! He'd hoped for a 10 lber but got a teener, a true fish of a lifetime! 

Swimbait Used: Huddleston 8" ROF 5

The gear Tim SHOULD have been using...

Rod #1-956
Rod #2- 807

Reel #1 (Round Option)
Reel #2 (Low Profile Option)

Line- 65 or 80 lb Braided

Leader- 30 lb