How To Quickly Catch Bass On Any Lake!

Ever wondered how the pros show up on a new lake and immediately start catching fish? Developing patterns quickly is an art, but its not a secret. Once you learn the method, you can do it too! Matt explains his mindset as he develops a pattern on a cold winter day. 

Matt explains how changing conditions have repositioned the fish in the lake but by applying a few keys baits a depth and location is quickly established. Your lake may look completely different but the information will apply whether you fish a river system, a tiny pond, or a giant reservoir in the South. 

Matt's Swimbait...
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Matt's Favorite Winter Jigs...
Finesse Football Jig: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

Jig Trailers...
Yamamoto Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p
Smallie Beaver: http://bit.ly/2dR6CkP

Matt's Preferred Winter Spinnerbaits...
Revenge Deep Runner: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6
War Eagle Screamin Eagle: http://bit.ly/2w5zoor
River2Sea Bling 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

The Underpin...
BladeRunner 1/2 oz Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
Keitech 4.3 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Jig Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Spinnerbait/Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Combo for jig and spinnerbait...
Rod- Exage 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Shimano Casitas 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 50 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Blade Bait Basics: Winter Fishing Made Easy

The blade bait has been around since the early 80's but recent innovations have taken the technique to the next level. This technique could not only save your Winter, it could make it a lot more fun!

If your lakes aren't iced over, there is still time to throw these lures. Blades come in a variety of shapes and sizes but below you'll find a list of some of our favorites. 

Silver Buddy: http://bit.ly/2AcTelj
Damiki Vault: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2
Binsky Blade: http://bit.ly/2mR2Vwe
Sebile Vibrato: http://bit.ly/2rlZmDW

If you enjoy throwing blade baits you'll probably also enjoy ice jigs and jigging spoons. Here are our favorite of each. 

Rapala Jigging Rap Ice Jig: http://bit.ly/2EWiSsF
Lunkerhunt Ice Jig: http://bit.ly/2FVv52b

BladeRunner 3/4 and 1 3/4 oz spoons: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Tim's Blade Bait Combo...
Rod- 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ
Reel- Curado 70: http://bit.ly/2apmDJt
Line- 30 lb Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Matt's Blade Bait Combo...
Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Most blade baits come with hardware that leaves something to be desired. We recommend cutting the hardware off and starting fresh.  We will replace the snap and hook hangers with Owner Hyperwire Split Rings to eliminate potential failures, then upgrade the hooks to maximize our effectiveness. Sizes vary based on the weight of the blade but most blades will have size 6 and 8 hooks, we recommend replacing them with size 4 and 6. For split rings we recommend either size 2 or 3. This is not an aggressive technique, you can slow play the fish so bend outs shouldn't be an issue once the gear is upgraded. 

Owner Hyperwire Split Ring: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Gamakatsu EWG Treble: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Owner ST-36 Treble: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
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BIG Swimbaits Getting DESTROYED! Epic Underwater Footage!

We got the CRAZIEST Underwater Footage you've ever seen of bass eating swimbaits! These fish are SMASHING glide baits and soft baits right in front of the camera! We all love underwater footage of bass fishing but this takes it a step further!

If you've ever wondered if bass really eat big swimbaits, you have to check this out! The old adage that big baits equal big fish couldn't be more true! 

You might notice that we were fishing these baits very erratically. This is not necessarily how we would fish these baits in a typical scenario, this was an attempt to draw a "reaction strike" from the fish in front of the camera. A slow, methodical retrieve is typically better suited for open water. 

The baits...
S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Upgraded Hooks for 168 (Size 2): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Upgraded Hooks for 200 (Size 1/0): http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Upgraded Hyper Wire Split Rings (Size 4 and 5): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

Little Creeper All American Sunfish: http://bit.ly/2ahBNOT
Trokar 5/0 Swimbait Hook: http://bit.ly/2iTeTSh

Our 8" + Glidebait Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Small Glide Bait/Keitech/Trash Fish combo...
Rod- Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Some of our other favorite swimbaits...
Baitsanity Trout Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Osprey Tournament Talon: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
Huddleston Deluxe: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj
BBZ-1 8" FLOATER: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
MS Slammer 9": http://bit.ly/2aOlET2
Little Creeper Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP
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How To Locate Winter Bass + Fishing FAIL!

Winter fishing... where do you even start?!? These simple steps will help you locate fish and quickly find productive water. There is nothing worse than fishing and fishing without knowing if you're even around fish. We've got your covered! 

Bass will position in different locations and depths based on water temperature and weather. Most bass spend the Winter in deep water to insulate themselves from the cold surface temperatures. There are two circumstances that will draw fish out of the depths. Those circumstances rising water and warm afternoon sun. 

In this video we'll explain how the fish move, why they move, and what baits you can use to efficiently locate and catch Winter bass. 

The Baits that caught fish in this video...
7/16 Finesse Jig (Green Pumpkin Craw): http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub (Green Pump/Blk Flake): http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

Owner Shakey UltraHead (3/16 oz): http://bit.ly/2iofJdg
Roboworm 6" Fat (Watermelon Magic): http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Finesse Football Jig 5/8 oz (Go To): http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Yamamoto 5" Double Tail Grub (Grn Pump prpl): http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

R2S Bling Spinnerbait 1/2 oz (I know it): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 4.8 (Pro Blue): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Jack Hammer Chatterbait (Green Shad): http://bit.ly/2popvj6
Keitech Fat Swing Impact 4.3 (French Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Huddleston Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Rod/Reel Combos that work great for these presentations...

Finesse Jig/Spinnerbait/Shakey Head Setup...
Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget friendly Option for Jig/Spinnerbait/Shakeyhead...
Rod- Shimano Curado 7'2" Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2gUWTft
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Braid- 30 lb MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Big Swimbait Combo...
Dobyns Champion 807: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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