Frog And Toad Tricks You Need To Try!

Check out these tips on Toads and Soft Body Frogs to increase your catch rates today. We all love topwater but at times the hook up ratio can be frustrating. Tim goes in depth with bait styles, shapes, hooks, hooksets and more to help you become a great topwater fisherman. 

Color selection is very simple with toads and frogs. We recommend using as few colors as possible, focusing primarily on white, black, and chartreuse. 

Once you understand the differences in foot shapes and the sounds they will emit, choosing the right soft body frog is simple. Pair it with the right hook and train yourself to slow down your hookset and your hook up ratio will increase dramatically. 

The Baits...
Stanley Ribbit:
Stanley Bull Ribbit:
Zoom Horny Toad:
Rage Toad:
Sizmic Toad:
Rage Shad:
Damiki Air Frog:

The Hooks...
6/0, 5/0, 3/0 Owner TwistLock:
6/0 Owner Beast:

The Line...
30 lb MaxCuatro Braid:
65 lb Sufix 832:

Tim's Rods...
Rod for Smaller Toads- Zodias 7'2" Med Heavy:
Rod for Larger Toads- Expride 7'2" Heavy:

Price Point Rods...
Rod For Smaller Toads- 7'3" Med Heavy:
Rod For Larger Toads- 7'2" Heavy:

Shimano Metanium MGL XG:
Abu Garcia Orra Inshore:
Shimano Casitas:


Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor Review

Today we're reviewing the newest trolling motor on the market. If you haven't seen how the Minn Kota Ultrex works, you've got to check this out! We weren't sure what to expect but this motor has changed the game!

We periodically do reviews of new lures, rods, and reels but we've never done a review of boating equipment. This motor is such a big deal we had to share it with you!

Some of the key features that really stand out to us...

-Spot Lock

-Cruise Control

-Remote Operation

See the Ultrex Trolling Motor Here...

Here are a couple accessories that we've used on our trolling motors over the years that we felt were worth the money. 

-Ninja Grass Blade (Keeps prop clean of grass):
-TH Marine Eliminator Prop Nut (Stops vibration and sound):

We hope you enjoyed this review of the Ultrex! We periodically do this style of video so let us know if you enjoyed it and we'll continue the reviews. 

How To Win A Tournament | Don't Do What We Did!!

Do you fish tournaments? Ever lose a MONSTER BASS when it counted? We lost a GIANT during this tournament and it cost us the win! We still got 2nd but let's face it, no one remembers 2nd place. 

This tournament was such a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand we made excellent decisions and adapted to changing conditions, resulting in the biggest bag of the tournament. On the other hand, we lost the fish that would have easily taken the win. Its easy to look back now and see where we could have adapted but in the moment those split second decisions were the difference between winning and losing. 

We hope you guys continue to enjoy these "story videos". If you do, let us know in the comments and we'll continue to include them on a regular basis. 

What were we using? 

Gan Craft Jointed Claw 230 Glide Bait:
ST-56 Treble Hooks:
Hyperwire Size 5 Split Rings:

Biggie Poppa Squarebill Crankbait:

Alabama Rig:
Matt Allen Swimbait Heads:
Keitech 4.8 Swimbaits:

Need Sun Gear This Summer? Here's what we wear...

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Aftco Samurai Sun Hoodie:
Sun Mask (that actually breathes):

Summer Night Fishing Tricks You Need To Try

Moon phase, lure colors, best times, Matt gives up all the secrets on night fishing so you can catch more bass this Summer! 

Most anglers have heard they should throw a black worm and fish on a full moon. That's great advice but there are so many other tricks you need to try! Here are some quick tips you need to know this Summer...

1) Don't forget the new moon. Sure, the full moon is great, but the new moon can be even better and there are a lot less fisherman on the water!

2) White baits. We've all been taught to focus on black lures at night but do you even know why? Throw that information away and begin experimenting with whites, chartreuses, and even the natural colors like brown and green. You'll be surprised by the results!

3) Use a mix of slow moving baits (jig or worm) with fast moving baits like topwater, chatterbaits, or crankbaits to give the fish a one-two punch that they can't resist. 

4) Braided line. Braid gives you a huge advantage at night. You gain sensitivity and responsiveness at a time where visibility is less of an issue, there really isn't a downside.


Equipment Matt Discussed In This Video...

Whopper Plopper 130 (Bone or Powder):
D&M Double Buzzbait:

10XD Crankbait (Sexy Shad):
DD22 Crankbait (Lavender Shad, Sexy Shad):

10" Power Worm (Black or Junebug):

1/2 oz. Pitchin' Jig (Go To, Molting Craw):
3/4 oz. No-Jack Jig (Go To, Molting Craw):
Jig Rattles:

JackHammer Chatterbait (Black/Blue, Chart/White, White):
Chatterbait Trailer (Sweet Beaver):

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