Happy New Year! Where Will TacticalBassin Be In 2020???

2019 was truly incredible! We were blessed to fish in 25 states, 3 countries, and got to meet so many incredible members of the Tactical Bassin Family! With all the travel we were able to learn new techniques, test theories, and experience an incredible variety of fishing conditions. We were blessed to take all of you along with us on the adventures and are thrilled about what awaits in 2020! 

In 2020 we plan to travel even more! New adventures in fresh and saltwater, trips to more exotic locations, and of course, as much bass fishing as we can possibly pack in! We plan to spend more time on the water with our families and look forward to seeing our wives and kids take a larger roll in the channel. If you’re ready for an exciting year, be sure to come along!

The key to success in any endeavor is goal setting. In 2019 we set a goal of reaching 250,000 subscribers and catching “teener” bass. We were blessed to surpass our subscriber goal because of you, thank you so much! While we were unsuccessful in catching bass exceeding 13 lbs this year, we were blessed with a ton of amazing catches throughout the year, including a handful of new world records! 

Our goals for 2020 are quite simple. First, we want to see the channel reach 400,000 subscribers. We want to spend more time on the water fishing with friends and family, and we want to visit new destinations we’ve never fished before. 2020 is going to be incredible! We cannot wait to take you along on the journey!

Did you achieve your goals for 2019? What are your goals for 2020? Comment below and let us know! 

Simple Trick To Catch More Bass This Winter!

Still struggling to catch bass this Winter? This trick will change that! If you prefer to fish slowly and methodically during the cold months and are struggling, learning to fish the “extremes” will change your fishing experience. Most anglers that struggle in the cold are fishing the “middle” and don’t even realize they’re doing something wrong. Don’t understand what we mean? Check out the video… 

The key to consistent Winter success with slow moving baits is to fish the extremes. You either need to commit to throwing a BIG bait or commit to throwing a TINY bait. This ins’t the time to be throwing shaky heads, big jigs, texas rigs, etc. If you’re going to throw the worm, make it a small ned or tiny dropshot. If you’re looking for the big bite, go all the way and focus on 8″ to 10″ swimbaits!

The idea is that bass are struggling for survival during cold water periods. You’re fishing for very few bites each day. By embracing the conditions and sticking to the 2 extremes, your odds of getting bit at all, as well as your odds of getting a giant bite, both go up. Below we’ll link the baits we recommend at both ends of the spectrum as well as our favorite rod/reel combo for each technique. 

Big Baits… 

-Savage Gear Pulse Tail 8″ and 10″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/399bx97

-Trash Fish 8″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1

-Huddleston 8″ ROF 12 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2azFTon

-Huddleston 10″ ROF 12 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Ned Worms and Hooks… 

-Roboworm Ned Worm 3″: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

-Z Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

-Swagger Tungsten 1/5 oz Ned Head: http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

Dropshot Worms and hooks… 

-Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

-Roboworm 4.5″ Straight Tail: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

-Owner Mosquito Light Hook Size 2: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3

-Swagger Tungsten 3/16 oz Dropshot Weight: http://bit.ly/2V2B63h

Matt’s Favorite Finesse Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis NRX 852S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000 Spinning: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

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

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

Matt’s Favorite Swimbait Combo…

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 956 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS

Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw

Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100 System Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Budget Finesse Rod… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7′ Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2s7kaQn

Reel- Shimano NASCI 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

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

Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Fishing Brutal Post Front Winter Conditions For Bass and Catfish

Today we’re fishing for a mix of Bass and catfish. We’ve got brutal post-front conditions that have completely shut down the bite! Instead of giving up we decide to continue the multi-species trend and turn our attention from bass to catfish. This isn’t the kind of cat fishing you’re used to, we’ve discovered that in cold water the big catfish school up and devour a spoon! Come along for a few very wet, very windy, very cold hours on Clearlake!

Fishing for big catfish is an awesome alternative to bass in the cold Winter months. Unlike the bass, catfish thrive in cold water and will readily chase baitfish and attack fast moving lures. We choose to target them with one of our favorite Fall bass techniques, the deep jigging spoon. Unfortunately today the “first cast curse” got the best of us and the bite ended just as quickly as it began. We caught a few tiny catfish, blackfish, and hitch off camera but the big channel catfish we were after had stopped biting. 

Instead of simply giving up we continued to endure the cold (with frozen hands and toes) in pursuit of at least one bass to round out the day. When conditions are this tough our confidence lies in the crankbait. It took less than 10 minutes to catch a Clearlake bass on the crank despite the brutal conditions. As soon as we had a fish we headed back to the ramp to get warmed up. 

Today wasn’t the great fishing we’ve grown to love on our home lake, it was downright tough. Tough fishing during brutal weather conditions is the reality of Winter. When you’re faced with the same conditions we were, it doesn’t have to be a bust. If you bear down and endure, even the toughest conditions will yield a fish or two. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we were using to catch these fish. 

Baits…

Spoon- Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz Duh (Morning Dawn, Electric Chicken): http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

Crankbait- River2Sea Tactical DD 75 (Mirrored Minnow): http://bit.ly/37dclbX

Spoon Combo… 

Rod- Denali Attax 7’2″ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2tDsOa0

Reel- Daiwa Tatula SV TWS: http://bit.ly/2xALqpz

Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Matt’s Crankbait Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Fishing Cold Water Crankbaits For Big Winter Bass

Come along for a fun day chasing Cold Water Bass! The plan is to throw a Ned Rig, Jig, Dark Sleeper, and Crankbait. It doesn’t take long before BIG bass start coming in the boat! Winter bass fishing doesn’t have to be tough, let us show you the tricks along the way that will make all the difference. If you understand where the fish position in Winter and how to trigger a feed response, Winter bass fishing becomes a lot more fun! 

At the start of the day the plan was to use slow bottom contact baits to catch the majority of fish then try to get a bigger bite on a crankbait. It became apparent very quickly that the “traditional” methods of Winter fishing simply were not working. The bass were completely shut down and uninterested in biting. These are some of the best conditions for the crankbait because it does not rely on the bass’ desire to feed, instead triggering a core reaction response. 

While many of the baits Matt threw didn’t work well on this day, they are all proven producers in the Winter months so we’ve linked them all below. Additionally, we’ve included a detailed list of the potential “cold water crankbaits” that we have confidence in so that you can start cold water cranking right away if that is a technique you’d like to try. The Tactical Crankbait is backordered into March but it would still advisable to get in line if that is a bait you would like to try this coming season. 

Today’s Baits… 

-River2Sea Tactical DD 75 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/37dclbX

(Ghost Minnow, Mirrored Minnow, DD Minnow)

-Megabass Dark Sleeper 3″ 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

(Donko, Wakasagi)

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm

(Supermatt Brown)

-Yamamoto 5″ Double Tail Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

(Cinnamon Black and Purple Flake)

-Roboworm Ned Worm 3″: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

(Oxblood Light Red Flake, Peoples Worm)

-Swagger Tungsten 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

Other Cold Water Crankbaits… 

-Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP

-Megabass Deep X 300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt

-Spro RK Crawler 55: http://bit.ly/2NFPA5t

-6th Sense Curve 55: http://bit.ly/37hZ1TD

Matt’s Crankbait Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK

Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG

Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Cranking Combo… 

Rod- Fury 7′ Medium Heavy Cranking: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV

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

Line- Sunline Assassin 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Bass Fishing: Top 10 baits of 2019

In 2019 we fished more than 25 states and 3 countries. We had the opportunity to test lures against bass in every situation imaginable! During our travels a handful of baits stood out from the rest. These lures were the true “best of the best”. They caught numbers of quality fish everywhere we went but they also caught the BIG bass we all dream of catching. 

When traveling everything familiar fades away. You know longer have “spots” to fish. You rely 100% on clues given by the fish to develop patterns. In addition to developing patterns on the water, patterns in the gear will emerge as well. By the time our 2 month road trip around the country ended, a handful of baits had proven themselves from coast to coast. Add in a few catches North and South of the border this Spring and Fall and its easy to identify this year’s Top 10 Baits for consistently catching bass.

Below is a breakdown of the baits (in order of appearance) along with a few color recommendations for each lure. If you’re looking for baits that you can trust to consistently get bit regardless of where you fish, look no further than this list. 

The baits… 

-6th Sense Mini Mag Squarebill: http://bit.ly/31KGyeC

(Ghost Threadfin Shad, Ghost Shad Scales)

-Megabass 3″ Dark Sleeper: http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

(Haze, Donko, Wakasagi)

-Blade Runner 1 3/4 oz Duh Spoon: http://bit.ly/2aKVLlG

(Morning Dawn, Electric Chicken)

-River2Sea 1/2 oz Bling Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

(Abalone Shad, I Know It, Iced)

-Jackall Kaera Frog: http://bit.ly/2Fz6SA3

(Glitter Bluegill, Glitter Hasu, White)

-Big Bite Baits Smallie smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

(Green Pumpkin Org Blk Purp Prl Bl, Smoke Purple Flake)

-Keitech 4.8 Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl, Tennessee Shad)

-River2Sea S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

(Light Trout, Warden Hitch, Bluegill)

-Yamamoto 5” Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

(Green Pumpkin Blk Flk, Watermelon/Green Pumpkin, Natural Shad)

-Dirty Jigs 3/8 oz Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

(Supermatt Brown, Go To, Brown Craw)

The Bait Chaser Rig

The Bait Chaser Rig thumbnail
Mike Iaconelli

I’ve got this new rig that’s absolutely going to put more bass in my livewell next year, and it’ll do the same for you. It’s the bait chaser rig. This thing is so simple of an idea and so simple to put together that I can’t believe I wasn’t using it years ago. It makes me wonder what I was thinking, or wasn’t thinking.

Basically, it’s a spinner blade on the line in front of your lure. You can make it in two minutes in the boat with things you already have.

All you have to do to make it is slip a sinker stop up your main line coming off your reel, run a spinner blade up the line and then secure it in place with another sinker stop. After that, tie on any lure you want. The result is a rig that looks like your lure is chasing a small minnow. And it doesn’t violate any multiple hook rules you may have to deal with in your state or tournament circuit.

VMC Sinker Stops
VMC Sinker Stops

VMC sinker stops work the best. They grip the line real tight and stay in place. You can mess around with size if you want but I don’t much bother with that. I use the medium or large size. They seem to hold the spinner blade in place without any problems. Spinner blades aren’t as heavy as weights so you don’t have to deal with any pressure or drag.

I am particular about my spinner blades, though. I only use Molix blades because they’re the best and they come with super good swivels. I take most of my blades and my swivels right off my spinnerbaits.

Molix blade (silver willow)
Molix blade (silver willow leaf blade)

The trick to making this rig work is to remove the split ring or snap and use only the swivel. One ring should be attached to the blade. You can use a split ring here if you want. Your line should run through the other. When you’re done you’ll have a blade held in place between two weight stops. With a good, high-quality swivel you can hold the blade tight between the two stops. That won’t hurt a thing.

I use No. 3, 4 or 5 willow leaf blades for my rigs. I think the longer profile makes them look more realistic. But you can use whatever gives you the most confidence. Most of the time I put the blade somewhere between 4 and 12 inches in front of my lure. That’s far enough away that it won’t foul the lure but close enough to make it look like a chase. But again, make your own decision.

The Chase is On
The Chase is On!               (See Mike’s video)

The first thing most anglers think about when they hear about this rig is that it should be used with a crankbait or a soft plastic swimbait. That’s OK, I guess, but it’s nowhere complete. The bait chaser rig will increase your bites with any lure you own. Put it in front of Texas rigged plastics, jerkbaits or a shallow running lure of any kind. There are no limits with the bait chaser rig.

Not everything in this sport of bass fishing needs to be technical, complex or expensive. Sometimes simple if best. This is one of those times.

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Winter Fishing for Bull Bluegill

We’re chasing giant bluegill today! We usually focus on bass fishing but at the end of the day, we just love catching fish! During the Winter months, giant Bull Bluegill gather with the other predators and gorge on baitfish. These extraordinary fish are often overlooked but are amazing fighters and a worthy adversary on a cold Winter day. If you’re tired of struggling this Winter, take a day off and  let us show you how to chase these amazing fish.

Bass fisherman often fall into the trap of only fishing for bass. While we don’t recommend fishing for every tiny little fish that swims, branching out a little can be very healthy. These mental breaks help us to refocus before Spring arrives. Bluegill are a perfect candidate because they’re plentiful all over the country and with relatively little effort you can learn to find the GIANTS. It doesn’t matter what species it is, when you’re catching some of the biggest, its going to be a good time. 

Fishing for oversized bluegill requires no specialized equipment. As a bass fisherman, your lightest dropshot or ned rig rods should be just fine. Carry a few downsized baits (we linked our favorites below) and be prepared for a suprisingly powerful fight. As soon as conditions allow, get back to bass fishing but don’t hesitate to take a break and enjoy the plentiful fishing that is around you this Winter. 

The baits… 

-Kastmaster 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2PtUwi3

-Damiki Vault 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2

-Spro Phat Fly 1/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2mboisG

-Keitech 2.8″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Matt’s Combo… 

Rod-  Zodias 6’8″ Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- Sunline Sniper 4 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Budget Combo… 

Rod- Daiwa Aird-X 7′ Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu

Reel- Shimano Sedona FI: http://bit.ly/2wgh50Z

Line- Maxima Ultragreen 5 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Buyer’s Guide: Ned Rig Baits and Tricks For All Seasons

The ned rig is one of the most effective lures ever created for bass fishing! Its fish catching power rivals the senko, chatterbait, and whopper plopper. You may not catch the biggest bass of your life with a ned rig but you’re sure to catch a few fish when you pick it up. Its so effective in fact that it deserved a dedicated buyer’s guide. Today we’re simplifying Ned Rig fishing with a look at some of our favorite baits, hooks, and equipment.

The Ned Rig has been around a few years now but it exploded in 2019! Virtually every major brand in bass fishing introduced a “ned” worm or creature of some kind at ICAST. With all of the worms, creatures, craws, and heads on the market its hard to know which ones are worth the time. Today’s buyer’s guide is geared at simplifying the whole mess so that when you’re on the water, you know you’re throwing your best option. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits, hooks, and equipment Tim recommends for fishing the Ned Rig. Because this is a buyer’s guide every product includes a link to the exact bait on Tackle Warehouse where you can see close up pictures, information, and color samples. In addition to the link we’ve included Tim’s favorite color choices for each worm.  

Tim’s Favorite Combo #1… 

Rod- Megabass Destroyer Flyssa: http://bit.ly/2B7NyFj

Reel- Shimano Exsence 3000: http://bit.ly/2iMtscV

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

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

Tim’s Favorite Combo #2… 

Rod- G Loomis Conquest 902: http://bit.ly/2BiGUNi

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

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

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

Budget Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’6″ Light: http://bit.ly/2s7kaQn

Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500: http://bit.ly/2g278cC

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

Ned Rig Baits… 

-Z Man Finesse T.R.D: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

(Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Goby, Meat Dog)

-Z Man TRD BugZ: http://bit.ly/2oiavEE

(Canada Craw, Mud Bug, California Craw)

-Z Man TicklerZ: http://bit.ly/2mGyDAC

(Canada Craw, Green Pumpkin, Sprayed Grass)

-Robo Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

(Desert Craw, TW Black Blue Pumpkin)

-Missile Baits Ned Bomb: http://bit.ly/2XCOGwd

(Fishalicious, Super Bug, Green Pumpkin)

-XZone Ned Zone Stick: http://bit.ly/2mRiYhF

(309, Green Pumpkin Purple, Minnow Magic)

Ned Heads… 

-Swagger Tungsten Flanders Head: http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M

-Owner Block Head Jighead: http://bit.ly/2qL0A8n

-Z Man HD Lockz: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Jig Fishing Buyer’s Guide: Jigs, Colors, and Trailers For Every Season

Let’s talk jigs for bass! Small finesse jigs, giant flipping jigs and everywhere in between! If you want to catch bigger bass this year, the jig is a great way to do it. Matt simplifies the whole process by narrowing it down to 6 jigs, 3 trailers, and a few rods that will work every month of the year. Don’t let Winter get you down, you can take this information to the lake tomorrow and start catching fish.

The jig is known for producing larger-than-average bites throughout the year. You can use it to replace a worm, creature bait, or small swimbait and instantly upsize your catch. The trouble is there are dozens of styles and hundreds of colors. Its enough to overwhelm even a seasoned angler! Matt’s goal with today’s video is to help you understand what each style is for but also to eliminate all the overlap between models. You can go through the entire year with a small handful of baits in a few key colors. 

When selecting jig color always start with natural tones. We typically only turn to dark or bright colors when water clarity is compromised (muddy) by rising water, wind, or algae blooms. Day in and day out a natural Green Pumpkin or Brown jig will catch bass across the country. Your rod selection is also a critical aspect of jig fishing. Finding a proper jig rod is very difficult but we did the ground work for you and will recommend some of our favorites. Below is a breakdown of the jigs, color, trailers, and gear we recommend. Each item includes a link direct to the product on Tackle Warehouse where you can see up close pictures, detailed descriptions, and color selection. 

The Jigs… 

-Dirty Jigs Finesse Football jig: http://bit.ly/2d2apsm

(Brown Craw, Canterbury Crunch, Supermatt Brown, Go To)

-Yamamoto 4″ Hula Grub: http://bit.ly/2d7SpgG

(Green Pump/Black Flake, Cinnamon/Black and Purple Flake)

-Hula Grub Head- Owner Ultra Football: http://bit.ly/2t1bY4y

–Dirty Jigs Finesse Jig: http://bit.ly/2eJinXo

(Brown Craw, Supermatt Brown, Go To)

-Dirty Jigs Pitchin Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of

(Go To, Green Pumpkin Craw) **Magic Craw for Spring Bass**

-Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

(Hematoma, Go To)

-California Swim Jig 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

(Crappie, Tactical Shad, Citrus Shad)

The Trailers… 

-Yamamoto Double Tail 5″ Grub: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

(Cinnamon Black and Purple Flake, Green Pumpkin Purple and Copper Flake)

-Big Bite Baits 5″ Grub: http://bit.ly/2qS1YtE

(Tilapia, Green Pumpkin)

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

(Green Pumpkin Red, Delicious, Tramp Stamp) **Magic Craw Swirl For Spring Bass**

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

(Blue Craw, Dirty Craw, TW Green Pumpkin)

-River2Sea D Walker 120: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

(PB Red, Ice White, Shamrock Shad)

Matt’s Favorite Finesse Jig Rod… 

Rod- G Loomis GLX 844 MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

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

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt’s Favorite All-Around Jig Rod… 

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2hPX7n2

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 16 lb Sunline FC-100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Matt’s Favorite Flippin’ Stick… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’11” Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Budget-Friendly Jig Rod… 

Rod- Shimano SLX 7’5″ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

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

Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Tackle Storage Buyer’s Guide: Which Boxes Work Best???

Tackle storage isn’t glamorous but we all struggle with it. Should you use waterproof, breathable, sticky, soft sided, anti-rust or bullet proof? There are so many options on the market its almost impossible to see through the hype. Today Tim shows his favorite ways to store each type of tackle.  It ranges from general storage boxes to technique specific, to bagging his hooks by brand in heavy duty bags. If a tackle junkie can successfully store his gear, you should have no problem storing yours!

Tim has spent years buying containers to store his tackle. He’s found some gimmicks along the way but more often than not he’s found awesome storage solutions. He’s already done the difficult part so today he’s sharing the best solutions he’s found that will save you time and money while you protect your gear. Whether you’re trying to find a way to pack up your keitechs, or a way to dry your frogs, or perhaps a container that let’s you pack in a few extra crankbaits, Tim has found a solution.

These buyer’s guides are designed to simplify your gear. We covered a wide range of products in today’s video but each has a specific purpose. Below you’ll find a list of the products mentioned (in order of appearance) with links that go directly to the products on Tackle Warehouse where you can see close up pictures and availability. If you have any questions leave them in the comments and we’ll do all we can to help you select the right gear for the job. 

Boxes…

-Plano 3700 Stowaway Box: http://bit.ly/2rFRJpk

-Plano Alabama Rig Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN

-Bass Mafia Bait Coffin: http://bit.ly/2VBdFPe

-Plano Hydro-Flo Stowaway: http://bit.ly/2PR1kU0

-Plano Custom Divider 3770 (Tim’s Favorite): http://bit.ly/2XCbMnb

-Plano Edge 3600 STD Box: http://bit.ly/2YBaWYX

-Plano Edge 3700 STD Box: http://bit.ly/2t3uHMR

-Plano Edge Master Plastics Box (Keitechs): http://bit.ly/2PaiAq6

-Plano Waterproof 3740 (Matt’s Favorite): http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

Soft Bags… 

-Bass Mafia Money Bag: http://bit.ly/2P059cO

-Plano KVD Speed Bags: http://bit.ly/2GYT4RC

-Eye Surrender Swimbait storage: http://bit.ly/2h4IN6I

Line Storage… 

-Spoolin’ Buddy: http://bit.ly/2YDUaZ3

Backpack… 

-Tackle Warehouse Digital Camo Angler: http://bit.ly/2hvexCd