Giant Midwest Bass Eat Swimbaits Too!

Tim traveled 2500 miles to throw swimbaits and topwater for BIG bass in the Midwest and it worked! The big Michigan Smallmouth fell victim to the the swimbait just like their cousins out West. Time after time we're reminded that a bass is a bass, no matter where they swim.

We get asked over and over again if our techniques will work in a particular state or on a particular lake. Anglers constantly overlook the simple truth that all bass are inherently the same. They live in different environments but their feeding activity, movements, behavior, etc... are all identical.

Swimbaits work from coast to coast. Topwater, finesse, reaction, etc... will catch bass EVERYWHERE when the conditions are right. In today's video Tim gives a detailed step-by-step look at a day on the water in Northern Michigan as he breaks down the lake, locates the giant bass, and uses a handful of key baits to consistently put them in the boat.

Below is a breakdown of the gear he used to accomplish this feat:

Baits...

S-Waver 168 Swimbait (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Reaction Innovations Vixen (Bone): http://bit.ly/2rp11nr

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

Keitech 4.3 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Vixen Modifications...

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire #3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Front Hooks- Owner ST-36 Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw

Rear Treble- Owner Feather Treble Size 4: http://bit.ly/2dJH8V6

Sunglasses For Clear Water/Cloudy Skies (Copper Lenses): http://bit.ly/2glE3eN

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ulterra: http://bit.ly/2PoYlTd

S Waver Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB

Line- Sunline XPlasma 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2OR5i2j

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Vixen Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- Sufix 832 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

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

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Which Topwater Baits Should You Throw? Ft. Eric Cooper

When it comes to topwater walking baits Eric Cooper has got it dialed! He's got different baits, different tricks, and a unique approach to fishing them. Come along as we dig into his topwater box and see some new baits. 

There is something magical about that explosive topwater strike on a still morning that keeps bringing us back for more! Day after day, season after season, the topwater addiction is a sickness all its own. We all know the power of topwater baits but most of us rely on a small handful of baits to find success. 

Eric's approach and varied arsenal has proven incredibly successful. If you've wondered about branching out and trying new baits, this is the video for you. See them in person where you can compare sizes, hear sounds, and listen to how each should be fished in this in-depth comparison. 

The Baits in Coop's Box (In no particular order)...

Lucky Craft Sammy: http://bit.ly/2hyADWA
Evergreen Shower Blows: http://bit.ly/2zIkqUH
Megabass Giant Dog-X: http://bit.ly/2yU84eE
Megabass Dog-X Diamante: http://bit.ly/2yQdpnE
Gan Craft S-Caper: http://bit.ly/2hcEKGI
River2Sea Rover: http://bit.ly/2acSVea
Lucky Craft Gunfish: http://bit.ly/2llg5UL
Reaction Innovations Vixen: http://bit.ly/2rp11nr
Yellow Magic Havana: http://bit.ly/2zHlFTK
River2Sea Whopper Plopper: http://bit.ly/2a7ipHL
Jackall Bowstick: http://bit.ly/2yWq1JT
Jackall Pompadour: http://bit.ly/2yNkCFf
Storm Arashi Top Walker: http://bit.ly/2iCXAua
Ima Big Stick: http://bit.ly/2gAf0TO
Lobina Rico Suave: http://bit.ly/2hdihcz

Owner Hook Keepers: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui
Plano Deep Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2he2j1P

Upgraded Hooks and Split Rings...
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3 or 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Owner ST-36 Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Gamakatsu 1X Treble Hooks: http://bit.ly/2fJzTgu
Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0

Coop's Preferred Topwater Combo...
Rod-  Megabass Javelin 7'5" Destroyer: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
Reel- Zillion SVTW1016SH: http://bit.ly/2i823Rz
Line- Sunline FX2 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2lkp8FE

Cooper's Budget Topwater Combo...
Rod- Daiwa Zillion 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2yOGpdh
Reel- Daiwa Tatula CT: http://bit.ly/2zT6tDZ
Line- Sunline FX2 50 lb: http://bit.ly/2lkp8FE

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