Quick Tricks For Summer Finesse Fishing

The dog days of Summer are no match for these tips! Ready to catch a ton of bass this Summer? Don't be afraid to downsize, you'll be amazed how quickly you can load the boat! Tim covers a variety of baits and a few quick tricks that will change the game this Summer. 

"Finesse" is a broad category but you'll quickly discover which of these techniques works best on your local fishery. While drops hotting might not be glamorous, its pretty amazing when you go fish after fish after fish during the heat of the day. If the dropshot isn't your style try the underpin, shaky head, or a variety of other baits. 

Finesse Swimbait...
Cool Baits Underspin: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

5" Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
Wacky Hook (1/0) Owner Mosquito: http://bit.ly/2fqYFCR
Texas Hook (3/0) Gamakatsu Superline: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Trokar Size 1 Dropshot Hook: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr

Finesse Jig...
Dirty Jigs Clausen Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo
Strike King Baby Menace: http://bit.ly/2DSrZK3

Shaky Head...
Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
Netbait T-Mac Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Man Bear Pig: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Ned Rig...
Z-Man Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy
Owner Block Head: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n

Tim's Favorite Finesse Rods...
High-End- G Loomis Conquest 7' Medium: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi
Mid-Range- Expride 7' Light+: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q
Budget Gear- Dobyns Fury 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF

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Swimbaits and Crankbaits For Schooling Bass

Hit the water with Matt and Tim as they locate huge schools of aggressive bass that are feeding heavily on small baitfish. The guys use a combination of paddle tail swimbaits and crankbaits to fool the bass as they feed on steep walls and ledges. 

Combining different presentations is a great way to keep schools of bass "active". The hardest part of fishing for schooling bass is triggering the frenzy, but these tips will help you keep them fired up longer and drastically increase your odds of catching a BIG bass. The combination of swimbait and crankbait offers two very different looks, both fast moving, and continues to trigger multiple fish at once. 

The baits...

Keitech 3.8, 4.3 and 4.8 swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Megabass Deep X 300 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt
Megabass Deep Six Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP
Dirty Jigs Pivot Point Football Head (With 3/0 Hook): http://bit.ly/2jOY1Ns

-Keitechs focus on baitfish colors, chartreuse blue, and don't be afraid to try anything with gold or yellow in it when targeting smallmouth.

-Crankbaits Focus on Chartreuse, Baitfish, and especially Ayu for Smallmouth. 

Tim's Swimbait Combo...

Tim's Rod- G Loomis GLX 894C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Tim's Reel- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Tim's Line- 50 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Tim's Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt's Swimbait Combo...

Matt's Rod- G Loomis GLX 853C: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Matt's Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Matt's Line- 30 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Matt's Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Crankbait Combos...
Rod #1 (Smaller Baits)- IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Rod #2 (Larger Baits)- IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel #1 (Smaller Baits): Aldebaran 50 (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Reel #2 (Larger Baits): Metanium MGL (7:1 Ratio): http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Line - 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Friendly Crankbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Colt 7' MH Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2lU0LfV
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm


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Summer Swimbait Fishing - Everything You Need To Know!

BIG Swimbaits work all Summer long! Don't give up! Here is what you need to know to be successful during the warm months. From wake baits to glide baits, to softbaits, we break down our most consistent options for big bait fishing. 

Traditionally, swimbait fishing has been treated as a Winter technique. Over the years its developed into a 3-season technique but the reality is you can successfully target BIG bass all year long with a swimbait. 

The hard baits...

Spro BBZ 8" Floater: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
Johnny Rat Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2q9CNA8
Bull Shad Swimbait (6" or 7"): http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM
MS Slammer 7" and 9": http://bit.ly/2aOlET2

Evergreen ND 180 Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2JbrbaM

Bull Gill Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2f1ASHn
Gantarel Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2adZI3R
Gigantarel Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2nXHHvf

The Soft Baits...

Mattlures Bluegill Hammer Tail: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3
SmashTech Head Hunter Belly treble: http://bit.ly/2pc3ROF
SmashTech Head Hunter Weedless: http://bit.ly/2LRG9PT
Osprey Tournament Talon 6" and 7": http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0
Keitech 6.8 and 7.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Owner Beast Weedless Hook: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

GREAT Swimbait Rods...

Ultra High End- Megabass Destroyer Onager: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
High End- G Loomis IMX Pro 965 and 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Budget Friendly- Dobyns Fury 795 and 806: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

Swimbait Reels...

Our Favorite Reel - Tranx 300 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Round Reel- Calcutta 400B: http://bit.ly/2b6NX0d
Budget Reel- Cardiff A 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO

Main Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 80 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima 30 lb Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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Frog Fishing This Summer: Everything You Need To Know

FROG FISHING! Here's what you need to know to fish frogs in open water, on slop, in cover, and everywhere in between! We recently covered frog modifications but this is the "nuts and bolts" of frog fishing. 

Do you know which frogs work best on which types of cover? Do you know how to get your best hookup ratio, which rods set the hook the easiest, or how color can come in to play in your catch rate? This is the video you need to instantly become a better frog fisherman!

All-Around Frogs...

River2Sea Bully Wa 2: http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
Snag Proof Bobby's Perfect Frog: http://bit.ly/2abpR40

Frogs For Mat Fishing...

Ish's Phat Mat Daddy Frog: http://bit.ly/2L7KgqC
Spro King Daddy Frog: http://bit.ly/2h0LCYd

Popping Frogs...

Jackall Gavacho Frog: http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS
River2Sea Spittin Wa: http://bit.ly/29YS5g6

Straight Retrieve Frogs...

Teckel Sprinker Frog: http://bit.ly/2rmnqSI

GREAT Frog Rods...

Dobyns Champion 7'3" XH (736): http://bit.ly/2abq8nl
Shimano Expride 7'3" XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Budget Friendly Rod- Dobyns Fury 7'3" Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Softer Frog Rod- 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Frogging Reels...

High-End- Metanium MGL: http://bit.ly/2ezIBfB
Matt's Choice- Shimano Curado 200K 7:1 Ratio: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Budget Friendly- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp

Favorite Line- Power Pro MaxCuatro 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Great Alternative- Sufix 832 65 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

Related Videos...
Bully Wa 2 Video: https://youtu.be/JfzUGmhqvvI
How To Walk A Frog Video: https://youtu.be/cNnz3Z1cumk
Spittin Wa Video: https://youtu.be/2pUuXlFrLbU
Sprinker Frog Video: https://youtu.be/byRTNKPvTWM


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