Tube Fishing Tricks For The Fall Transition

Are you struggling to catch fish right now? The Summer to Fall transition can be a difficult time to keep track of the fish. In recent weeks we've given some key tips on consistently catching fish during this transition but if you're still struggling, this video is for you!

The finesse tube is an overlooked gem for consistently putting fish in the boat. With the recent successes of the Ned Rig, Dropshot, and Neko rig, the tube has fallen to the wayside. Make no mistake, it is still an amazing producer!

Tim has seen consistent success on a tube for years, especially during difficult transition periods. In this video he breaks down the where, when, and how of catching bass on the tube. If you’re tired of struggling and ready to see success, tie on a 1/4 oz finesse tube and head to the lake.

The baits...

Dry Creek Tournament Tube:

Z-Man TRD Tubes:

Strike King FAT Coffee Tube:

Gitzit Fat 3.5" tube:

Tube Heads...

Bite Me Flat Eye:

Strike King Tour Grade Tube head:

Provider Tackle Light Wire:

Tim's Tube Combo...

Rod- Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'6" Feider:

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000:

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:

Leader- Sunline Sniper Fluorocarbon:

Other rods that are great for tubes...

Dobyns Champion Extreme 742:

St. Croix Legend Elite 7'6" Medium:

G Loomis GLX 7'5" Medium:


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Top Spring Baits For Finesse Fishing

Spring is prime time to go fishing and these baits will help you catch more fish! Don't worry about trying a dozen different baits, focus on these key categories, especially when the conditions get tough! 

Many anglers think of Spring as the time get out and power fish. While this is a great plan, it doesn't always pan out. Its important to have a backup plan so you don't struggle when conditions change. If you're ready to adapt and drop down to finesse tackle, you'll become much more consistent through the Spring, Summer, and beyond. 

Bait #1- Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Bait #2- Strike King Half Shell:
Hook- Owner Mosquito Light Size 1:
Weight- Tungsten Tear Drop:

Ned Rig...
Worm- Z Man T.R.D.:
Head- LockZ HD Jig Head:

Worm- Yamamoto Senko:
Texas Hook- Gamakatsu EWG:
Wacky Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap:
Nail Weight- Swagger Tungsten Pagoda:
Texas Sizing... 3/0 for 5", 4/0 for 6", 5/0 for 7"
Wacky Sizing... 1/0 for 5", 2/0 for 6", 3/0 for 7"

Finesse Swimbait...
Bait #1- Keitech Fat 2.8":
Bait #2- Keitech Easy Shiner 4":
Head #1- Dirty Jigs Guppy Head:
Head #2 - Revenge Darter Hedz:

Bait- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube:
Head- Bite Me Flat Eye Head:

Tim's Favorite Picks for All-Around finesse Setups at every budget...

Ultra High End Combo...
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902:
Reel- Daiwa Certate:

High-End Combo...
Rod- GLX Spinning 820s DSR:
Reel- Shimano CI4+ 1000:

Mid-Range Combo...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" ML:
Reel- Daiwa Tatula LT 2500:

Budget Friendly Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Light:
Reel- Daiwa Fuego 2500:

Line and Leader for all combos...
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:
Leader- 6-10 lb Sunline Sniper:

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Underwater Drop Shotting | Crystal Clear Bass Fishing Footage!

This is the clearest Underwater finesse fishing footage we've ever captured! We even included the "above water" angle so you can get a full picture of what is going on. These bass can't resist the drop shot and the finesse tube. 

Spring smallmouth are incredibly aggressive, especially when the spawn begins. Its very educational to watch how they interact with the finesse baits. We were amazed to see that the fish's dorsal fins stand up as soon as the baits touch the surface of the water. Before they can see the worm they're already on high alert, waiting for it to arrive.. It makes you wonder what else they're aware of!

Drop Shot Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7' Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500:
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:
Hook- Trokar 1/0 Dropshot:
Drop Shot Weight- 1/4 oz:
Bait- Strike King Dream Shot:

Tube Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning:
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500:
Line- 10 lb MaxCuatro:
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Assassin:
Jighead- 3/16 Tube Head:
Bait- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube:

Other baits that work incredibly well in this same situation...
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait:
Outkast Tackle Marabou jig:
Strike King Half Shell Worm:
Jackall IProp Spybait:
Z Man T.R.D. Ned Worm:

We know you guys love underwater footage and so do we! We've received a ton of requests for an underwater look at finesse baits and that is why we created this video. If you want to see more, let us know!

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This Finesse Fishing Trick Will Save Your Winter!

Struggling this Winter? Tried Everything and just can't catch a fish? There is a reason! This simple technique is going to make your life so much easier! 

If you're struggling to catch bass this Winter, odds are you're fishing too aggressively. The water has cooled down now, the baitfish are moving slower, and you need to follow suit. The key to Winter success if fishing SLOW. Slow is good, slower is better! 

In today's video we break down one of the most mentally taxing methods of bass fishing; dragging bottom. We explain the benefits of dragging and show a few fish catches from this past week to show its effectiveness. We're not trying to catch the biggest bass of the Winter with this technique but if you're struggling to get a bite, this will help. 

The baits...
Dry Creek 3.5" Tube:
2.8 Keitech Swimbait:
Roboworm 6" Fat Worm:
Reaction Innovations Flirt Worm:
Z-Man TRD Ned Worm:
Dirty Jigs 3/8 oz Finesse Jig:
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub:

The Hooks...
Matt's Preferred Tube Head:
Revenge Dart Hedz:
Owner Dart Head:
Shaky Head:
Ned Head:

Matt's Spinning Setup In This Video...

Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500:
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Assassin:

Matt's Casting Setup for Dragging...
Rod- NRX 852C JWR:
Reel- Aldebaran 50:
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury Spinning 7' Medium:
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500:
Line- 15 lb MaxCuatro:
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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