How To Catch Bass In The Heat! (Its Easy)

Let's go catch Giant Summer bass together! Its not hard once you know where to look! Today we're going to show you exactly how the bass position on hot days and what you need to know to catch them. We're going to show you 6 different techniques you can use to run the hot weather pattern and catch bass anywhere in the country this Summer.

Many anglers are afraid to go out in the middle of the day in Summer. The heat gets so intense it can be really uncomfortable but the same scenario that keeps you away makes the bass bite like clockwork. Once you understand how to use shadows to your advantage, you can catch bass everywhere you go.

Matt shows us how you can take the shadow pattern and apply it to shallow bass with a frog, punch rig, and senko. Then he turns around the same day and shows how you it can be done with a jig, a worm, and a deep crankbait. It really is that easy! You have to get out and do some bass fishing before the dog days of Summer come to an end.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, including colors, that Matt used in the video. We've also linked all 6 rods he had rigged on deck.

The baits...

Frog- Jackall Kaera: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3 (Glitter Bluegill)

Punch- Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ (Junebug)

Senko- Yamamoto 6" Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS (Green Pumpkin/watermelon Laminate)

Jig- Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of (Go To)

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

Worm- NetBait T-Mac 6.5": http://bit.ly/2jndwj9 (Junebug)

Shaky Head- Dirty Jigs Canterbury 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Crankbait- Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M (Chartreuse Sexy Shad)

The Rods For Each Bait...

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

Punch- Shimano Expride 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Senko- Megabass Levante Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/2FdE3YY

Jig- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Worm- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Crank- Shimano Zodias 7'6" MH Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

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Summer Night Fishing Tricks For Bass

Its time to go night fishing! Many big bass turn nocturnal in the Summer, feeding heavily while anglers sleep. They're able to move shallow and ambush prey while the lake is quiet. Today Tim gives some key tips and tricks to take your Summer night fishing for bass to the next level! This isn't another video about throwing a black and blue jig, get ready!

Night fishing is all about stealth. The lake goes quiet as the sun sets and the fish become very aware of unnatural sound. If you're out on the water with lights on, you're slamming locker lids, or you've got your motor turned up high, the fish will know you're there. If you take the time to slow down, quiet down, and select natural baits, it can be the best fishing of your life!

Tim goes in depth about color selection, moon phase, and so much more. Listen closely to the quick tips because they will make all the difference! Listen especially close to the information about how the moon impacts color selection. Knowing when to throw a bright color, versus a natural color, versus a dark color can be the difference between catching huge fish and catching no fish at all.

Below is a breakdown of the baits discussed in the video to help you fish with confidence this Summer.

Jig and Trailers...

-No-Jack Flipping Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

-Reaction Innovations Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

-Strike King Rage Craw: http://bit.ly/2uoqsLJ

-Jig Rattles: http://bit.ly/2kIQ0dH

Curly Tail Worms and Stick Baits...

-Berkeley Power Worm 10": http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-Zoom Ol' Monster Worm: http://bit.ly/2adPtjs

-Magnum Baits 10" Stick bait: http://bit.ly/2KBhPWU

-Hag's Tornado Bait: http://bit.ly/2Ydvm9j

Texas Rig Hardware...

Hook- Gamakatsu 6/0 Superline Wide Gap: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Weight- Swagger Tackle Tungsten Worm Weight 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2NjDYtV

Stopper- 6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Spinnerbait/Chatterbait/Swim Jig...

-Revenge Heavy Duty Double Willow 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2b7GBrs

-Evergreen JackHammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

-Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig 3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Crankbaits...

-Strike King 10XD: http://bit.ly/2gHT4F0

-Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M

-Norman DD22: http://bit.ly/2LKB37w

Topwater...

-Whopper Plopper 130: http://bit.ly/2bsPbQV (Loon, Powder)

-Brabec Double Buzzbait: http://bit.ly/2OVAfjy (Black, White)

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

-Spro BBZ 1 Rat: http://bit.ly/2tHDGyU

-G Ratt Swimming Rat: http://bit.ly/334OEk1

-Johnny Rat Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2uHIoxO

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GIANT Bass In A Lake Full Of Predators!

We're on a SMALL Lake full of BIG predators! The plan is to target bass but we've got to avoid the musky and pike to make it happen. How do you find bass in a lake like this? We're about to find out! The plan is to target bass that are moving into the shallows as the water warms up. Come along for a fun day full of GIANT Smallmouth!

We began the day by looking shallow. In clear water fisheries your best bet is often to simply look, don't even make a cast. If the water is murky, use a fast moving search bait as your eyes to determine if the fish have moved in. Once we established the fish had moved up, the hunt for the big ones began! The first bite of the day came from a musky, the second from a 5 lb smallmouth!

We spent the day targeting bass in and around cover. Even the big bass are wary to mix with the big pike and musky for fear of becoming a snack. Despite the presence of heavy cover, we focused on 5-6 lb fluorocarbon line to fool the clear water bass into biting. We used a variety of baits to target these fish, catching them on nearly everything we threw. Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear we used to make this day a success!

The baits...

-Roboworm FX Sculpin (Oxblood Light Red Flake): http://bit.ly/2XMbwoQ

-Megabass Okashira Screwhead (Real Minnow): http://bit.ly/2EpluSA

-Keitech Fat 3.3 (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Dry Creek Tube (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

-Zoom Super Fluke (Houdini): http://bit.ly/2aqys0H

-Strike King Half Shell (KVD Magic): http://bit.ly/2iR9awm

Worm Rod...

Rod- Conquest 902S SJR: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi

Reel- Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- Sunline Sniper 5 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

(This rod was selected for its incredible sensitivity and parabolic action. It was the perfect match for 5 lb fluorocarbon against BIG fish. Its a rare combination of sensitivity and flex.)

Keitech/Screwhead Rod...

Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel- Shimano Stella FJ 2500: http://bit.ly/2U8Pkzg

Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget-Friendly Finesse Combo...

Rod- SLX Spinning 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2AdvIC1

Reel- Nasci 1000 FB: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

Line- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

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Summer Worm Fishing - Tricks To Catch Bigger Bass

Summer has arrived and its time to throw the plastic worm! So many anglers overlook the dog days of Summer but you can catch more bass in one day in the heat than you can any other day of the year! By understanding how, where, and when to switch to a worm, you'll be setting yourself up for success all Summer long.

When Tim picks up the worm he targets deeper rock. There are plenty of bass to be found in the grass but those fish are often catchable on reaction baits. When you focus on rock, you'll discover a whole new class of fish that often won't eat anything else.

In this video Tim gives some great tips for budget anglers and seasoned pros, alike. Regarding sensitivity - Purchase the most sensitive rod that your budget will allow! Sensitivity is EVERYTHING when fishing a worm. If budget is a concern, two additional tips are to purchase a longer rod so you can visibly see deflection instead of relying solely on sensitivity to detect a bite. Also, spooling up with braided line (and leader) will increase your sensitivity drastically compared to fishing with fluorocarbon.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Tim discussed in the video. We've separated out his favorite worms by style, given color recommendations, and included the rods he recommends from ultra-sensitive to budget-friendly.

Straight Tail Worms...

-NetBait T-Mac: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9

-Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

-Reaction Innovations Flirt: http://bit.ly/2CMB33J

-Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler: http://bit.ly/2eMxvXR

-Roboworm 7" Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

-Strike King Fat Baby Finesse: http://bit.ly/2aKei5y

Curly Tail Worms...

-Zoom Dead Ringer: http://bit.ly/2cRrLVR

-Zoom Ol' Monster: http://bit.ly/2adPtjs

-Power Worm 10": http://bit.ly/2cxomPX

-Power Worm 12": http://bit.ly/2Xj2IHm

Hooks/Jigheads...

Shaky- Dirty Jigs Canterbury Shakey: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V

Ned- Swagger Tackle Flanders Head (2/0): http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

Texas Rig- Gamakatsu EWG Wide Gap Superline 5/0 Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Dropshot- Owner Mosquito Light 1/0: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

Favorite Colors...

Stained Water- Junebug, black/blue

Clear Water- Green Pumpkin, Watermelon, Shad

Ultra-Sensitive Shaky Head Combo...

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Reel- Aldebaran MGL 50: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget-Friendly Shaky Head Combo...

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

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

Line- 20 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 10 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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