When And Where To Throw Each Googan Squad Jig

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A jig has to rank as one of the most versatile lures in a bass angler’s tackle box. You can cast, pitch, flip, skip, swim, shake or crawl a jig to coax bass into biting depending on the mood of the fish.

Today’s jigs come in a variety of styles, sizes and colors, so deciding which jig to use becomes a challenge for novice anglers in particular. Some of the most common jig styles used by the pros today include casting, flipping, swimming, finesse and football jigs.

Catch Co and the Googan Squad are introducing a new line of Googan Squad Jigs. To start off, we’re going to break down the Googan Squad Thicc Jig and the Googan SQuad Juicee Jig.

The Googan Squad Juicee Jig

Googan Squad Jig

An arkie style jig is the oldest style of bass jigs and they continue to catch plenty of fish in a variety of ways.

I usually throw my Googan Squad Juicee Jig on a 12-17 pound test. A 7-foot medium-heavy rod is my choice for casting the Juicee Jig to rocky structure.

This jig also features a flat-bottom head and a compact body which makes it an all-purpose lure that can be skipped under docks or pitched to sparse cover. Add a flat-sided plastic trailer for increased skipping ability.

This jig also excels when dragged along rocky points, flats, bluffs and other offshore structures at depths of 5 to 20 feet.

I like to cast this jig along bluffs and stair-step it down ledges to catch bass at depths of 10 to 20 feet. I also crawl or hop the Juicee Jig along rocky banks in the spring when bass are feeding on crayfish in the shallows. The flat-bottom head allows me to crawl the jig over the rocks without snagging.

The Googan Squad Thicc jig

Googan Squad Jig

The Googan Squad Thicc Jig features a thick, strong Mustad hook capable of withstanding powerful hook sets and winching bass out of heavy cover. So the jig is ideal for short-line presentations to bass in shallow cover. The Thicc Jig also has a thick, U-shaped weedguard to prevent the lure from snagging in heavy cover. The jig is also designed with a streamlined head so it glides through the cover better.

A flipping jig works best for me when I am fishing shallow murky water in the spring or fall. I flip the jig on fluorocarbon line ranging in size from 17- to 25-pound test with a 7 1/2-foot flipping stick. My favorite targets for flipping a jig are flooded bushes, laydown logs, shallow brush piles and behind cables at the back ends of boat docks.

The presentation of a flipping jig is simple. Most of the time I just flip it to the target and let it fall to the bottom and watch my line closely because the bite frequently occurs on the initial fall. Delivering the jig with a quiet entry is essential for flipping to shallow bass. If the jig reaches the bottom, I might hop it or shake it a couple times to draw a bass’ attention to the lure. I let the jig sit for a second or two and then reel it back in to flip to the next target.

Googan Squad Jig

The Googan Squad Hummer Will Have You Buzzing Like A Bee

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The Googan Squad Hummer is here! When you hear a mosquito buzzing around your head you immediately set out to seek and destroy the pest. A bass has the same impulse when the fish detects the annoying sound of a buzzbait skittering over its head.

Few thrills in fishing match the excitement of watching a buzzbait suddenly disappear when a bass engulfs it and you can enjoy plenty of exciting topwater action with the new Googan Squad Buzzbait.

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When To Throw The Googan Squad Hummer

Available in a 1/2-ounce model, the Googan Squad Hummer has multiple holes within each of its buzz blades to help increase the lure’s bubble trail during its retrieval. The new Hummer is available in a variety of Googan approved colors.

A buzzbait is one of the ultimate lures for fall topwater action any time of the day. Although frequently used in the morning and evening, the buzzer is just as effective during mid-day when the sun has warmed the water and baitfish become more active. The noisy lure also works well on cloudy days or in the bright sunshine whenever bass are chasing shad in the shallows.

Sneaky Hummer Hacks

I usually throw a buzzbait in stained to dirty water in the spring and fall. Bass are usually in a strike zone of 5 feet deep or less and are more apt to eat a buzzbait then. The lure also seems to draw strikes from bigger bass. If you are catching several small bass on a spinnerbait, switch to a buzzbait which might generate fewer strikes but usually produces heavier fish.

Where To Throw The Googan Squad Hummer

Some favorite targets for buzzing in the shallows are laydown logs, tops of brush piles, docks and some type of vegetation, such as milfoil or hydrilla. You can run the Googan Squad Buzzbait through holes in vegetation or bump it into any hard cover such as stickups, stumps, docks or rocks.

Retrieving the buzzbait at a steady medium speed triggers strikes most of the time. Sometimes you can trigger strikes by popping it, reeling it, killing it for a split second and then just keep reeling it. The slight hesitation in the retrieve sometime causes a strike from fish that were following the lure but were reluctant to hit it on the steady retrieve.

Strike Back To Short Striking Fish

Matching your Googan Squad Hummer with the right line will ensure more hookups. I prefer throwing braided line, like the Googan Squad Braided Line because of its abrasion resistance and low stretch, which allows me to throw the lure over dock cables and get solid hook sets on long casts. Monofilament is too stretchy and tends to give too much when setting the hook, which leads to missed fish. Some anglers stop throwing a buzzbait when the water continues to cool in the late fall. However, I keep throwing it because I remember a Bassmaster tournament I covered at Lake of the Ozarks when the top three finishers in the event threw buzzbaits for three cold and snowy days when the water temperature was in the low 50s. So you can still catch northern strain largemouth with a slow retrieve in the late fall.

Googan Squad Hummer

Spawn Fly Fish Releases New 90º Jig Shanks

Big news for all of you game-changer loving fly tyers out there, Spawn Fly Fish has just released a brand new product that is going to be the base for some incredible jigged streamer patterns.

Spawn Fly Fish is constantly working on new projects but something about this one seems just right. After months of ironing out the details, the new Spawn 90º Jig Shank is here. This product brings everything you love about fishing jig-style flies to the articulated world. From movement to appearance, fly tying is continually pushing the envelope.

This shank can be easily weighted with beads or dumbbell eyes. Add more shanks for multiple articulations, or simply slide on a hook to fit your target species. This new product comes in three sizes — 20mm, 30mm, and 40mm — creating endless possibilities for new patterns and adding different movements to existing ones. From steelhead to bass to bonefish, we expect this product to have applications across the globe. Available in 20 packs for just $5.99. With the 90º Spawn Jig Shank, you know it’s right!

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What’s The Deal With The Twitch, Twitch Pause?

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Twitch, twitch, pause. I have done countless articles with pro bass anglers describing the cadence they employ for twitching baits and they all mention the same sequence of twitching their bait twice and then pausing it. Whether they are using topwater poppers, walking surface plugs, Flukes or suspending stickbaits, the pros favor the twitch, twitch, pause cadence for triggering strikes. I have also employed the same cadence for working Whopper Ploppers around cover and twitching wacky-rigged Senkos or floating worms for spawning bass. There is just something about the action created by the double twitch and pause presentation that is too tempting for bass to resist.

Although the cadence remains the same for twitching all of these baits, the intensity of the twitch and length of pause varies with each lure depending on water and weather conditions and the mood of the fish. Here’s a look at the various twitch, twitch, pause presentations you can use for the following lures.

Topwater Poppers

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These lures are usually employed during warmer weather so you can use more aggressive twitches to draw strikes. If the water is choppy, you need to make some commotion with the lure to draw a bass’ attention in the rough water so jerk the lure twice and then let it sit for about a second. Repeat the same cadence if a bass fails to hit the lure on the pause. Try the same hard twitching and pause presentation whenever you encounter bass busting shad on the surface. In calm conditions, softly twitch the popper a couple of times and pause it until the rings created by the movement of the surface plug disappear on the water. This presentation is especially effective when working the lure around visible cover.

Topwater Walking Baits

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Most of the time I just steadily walk this lure all the way to the boat, but sometimes I employ a couple of quick twitches and a lengthy pause when the lure runs next to a dock or flooded bush. I also use the double twitch and pause after a bass takes a swipe at the lure but misses it.


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Soft twitches and a longer pause (2 to 4 seconds) works best for me when presenting a Fluke to bass cruising the shallows. Jerking the lure will cause the Fluke to dart too much so I use short, soft twitches to make a more natural-looking presentation. I vary the length of my pause depending on how deep I want the lure to fall.

Suspending Stickbaits

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I mainly use these lures when the water is cold so the mood of the fish determines how hard I twitch these lures and how long I pause the stickbaits.

In the dead of winter, I might softly twitch the bait twice and let it sit for as long as a 20- to 25-count waiting for a bass to slowly swim up to the lure. When the water warms in early spring, I snap the lure twice and shorten my pause to about two to five seconds.

Lodge Spotlight: Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat

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Presented by No Limits Heli, Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat and Rockies Heli

“See the patches of green on the radar? That’s rain and heavy cloud cover. That’ll make us crash.” The pilot murmured with a sly grin through the static of my headset. He’s a grizzly man with a gray unkempt beard, crooked smile, and sarcastic sense of humor. I sat to the left of Ralph, with white knuckles and a stomach full of butterflies. It took mere seconds for the helicopter to rise weightlessly from the ground and begin our trek through the jagged Canadian Rockies.

After 30 minutes of flying over glaciers, dodging menacing clouds, and crude jokes from the pilot, we crested one final craggy peak that revealed the vivid turquoise water of Fortress Lake. Located in southeastern British Columbia within Hamber Provincial Park, Fortress Lake is a remote wilderness area teeming with towering spruce trees and an understory of thick vegetation. The lake is accessible by foot, taking hikers across 26 kilometers of rugged terrain, or by fly-in. In my case, the latter.

The first morning we hopped into a classic aluminum boat with a 9.9 outboard motor and self guided our exploration of the eastern leg of the lake. Our target: fortress creek, one a few glacier fed water sources that feed into the lake. We landed one beauty of a brook trout after swapping our streamers for nymphs and learning the depth of the lake’s shoreline through trial and error.

Lunch is offered to-go or served next to a wood burning stove in the dining yurt. Day one we opted to dine in and peppered the camphand with questions for fish knowledge and “secret” spots. Our afternoon proved to be much more fruitful. We threw on our waders (the guide lodge is stacked with all sizes of Simms waders) and made our way to Chisel Creek, approximately 500 meters east of basecamp.

Armed with 5 or 6 weights, large streamer patterns, and sink tips, we quickly found success along the seam of the milky inflow and the crystal clear lake water. Over the course of 4 hours, we never went more than 15 minutes without a fish in the net. Monster after monster, one seemingly more beautiful and deeply colored than the last.

After darkness fell, we again gathered around the big wooden table in the dining yurt and enjoyed a 5 star meal while swapping stories from the day. A chalkboard hangs in the corner for bragging rights. That’s where those who decide to record the length of their most impressive catch have a chance to do so.

Our second day started with a bang back at trusty Chisel Creek, an instant favorite spot. There were many fish rising, so naturally, we tossed around a few dry flies, but ultimately all fish were caught on heavy streamers with slow retrievals. When I say slow I mean very SLOW. Once a section was “fished out”, we simply slid down 50 yards and it was on again. Side note. Did I mention they have a shower yurt? A hot shower. And a flushable toilet? With a view. Far from the grotty facilities, one would expect in the remote wilderness. Ok, moving on.

On day 3, threatening skies cut our journey short, and our sarcastic pilot was back to pick us up before nasty weather held us hostage in Fortress Lake’s remote sanctuary. It was a bittersweet feeling. The brook trout are big enough to bend a 5 weight in half, but the heli ride in is enough to make you shit your pants (in a good way)! The awe-inspiring landscape combined with the amount and size of fish that encompass Fortress Lake is one you won’t soon forget.

Check out Allies youtube video from the trip!


You can find Allie D’Andrea on Instagram at @outdoors_allie and on her YouTube Channel. She is an avid outdoorswoman who is an active voice in the conservation of our public lands.

You can find more information about Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat on their website here. And the heli company who helped make this trip possible here.

Photos from Jesse Packwood for Team Flylords

Fly Fishing: A Lifelong Addiction

The TacticalBassin FINESSE Swimbait Head Is Here!!!

Announcing the TACTICALBASSIN FINESSE SWIMBAIT HEAD! This new head is designed to fill a huge void for bass fishermen. When heavy hooks are too much but you’re not looking for a micro hook either, the TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head is exactly what you’re searching for! This new head incorporates a medium wire 4/0 hook that pairs perfectly with 3 1/2 inch to 5 inch swimbaits and paddle tails.

Many companies offer tiny finesse heads and big heavy wire heads but few have heads that fit the middle (which is exactly where most fishermen are). For this project we partnered with Dirty Jigs Tackle and the already proven design of the Matt Allen Swimbait Head (see link below). We used the exact head shape (fantastic profile), same 30 degree line tie (destabilization to get more bites), and proven twin keeper system (single wire keeper paired with a lead collar keeper). By working from this already proven head design we were able to compare hooks and wire sizes with ease. It didn’t take long to find the perfect hook, a medium wire 4/0.

This 4/0 hook will land big fish with ease but won’t overpower smaller baits when a finesse approach is needed. The reduced wire size (as compared to the Matt Allen Swimbait Head) will also allow anglers to fish this head on lighter line and tackle, allowing for more bites in clear water finesse situations. If you loving throwing small swimbaits and paddle tails and need a hook to “do it all”, this is your hook!

If you’re in a big bass environment, especially around heavy cover, the Matt Allen Swimbait Head is your best bet. If you’re throwing micro swimbaits like a 2.8 keitech, a Guppy Head with its small 1/0 hook is a great match, but if you’re fishing anywhere in the middle, its time to try the TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head.

The Heads…

-TacticalBassin Finesse Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/2Pqrq3n

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Guppy Head: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

Recommended Finesse Swimbaits…

-Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8 – 4.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-River2Sea D Walker 100: http://bit.ly/2NwqBmz

-Megabass Spark Shad 4″: http://bit.ly/2XcLZk4

-X Zone Lures Swammer 3.5″ – 4″: http://bit.ly/2PogV0q

-Basstrix Paddle Tail 4″ – 5″: http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR

-Strike King Rage Swimmer 3.75 – 4.75: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Favorite Combo For This Technique…

Rod- G Loomis GLX 843 MBR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Shimano Chronarch 150 MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 30 lb Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

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

5 rods from highest price to most budget-minded that will work great for this technique…

-G Loomis NRX 853C JWR (7’1” MH): http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

-Dobyns Xtasy 7’2” Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/36fIHCg

-Shimano Zodias 7’2” Medium: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

-Shimano SLX 7’2” Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

-Daiwa Aird X 7’ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2Z2JfYG

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REVIEW: Wind Tamer Camp Stove Companion

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Wind Tamer Camp Stove Companion Review Payne Outdoors
I’m always looking for clever camping gadgets to take some burdens out of the planning. One of the things I always seem to fight is wind and rain. Keeping a campfire going to cook, if you’re even allowed to have a fire, can be difficult in the elements. Camp stoves are the quick solution for cooking without a fire but winds and rain can put them out pretty easily. That’s why the Wind Tamer Camp Stove Companion caught my eye. It basically turns your camp stove into a convection oven or protected grill space when out in the wilderness or just a backyard get together.

About the Wind Tamer Camp Stove Companion $130

Control the weather in your campground kitchen and significantly reduce fuel costs. Use your camp stove in rain, wind and cold with a wind blocker for camping stoves. Compare Camp Stove Guides, Camp Stove Reviews and make yours the best camping stove. Make use of Dutch ovens in fire restricted zones. Lodge grills and small BBQs can be used in rain and windy conditions.

  • Utility and function in design. Keeps utensils, towels and more at the ready.
  • Folds up flat  to 4″x 32″x 18″ inside carry case with your stove and kit. Sets up in less than 2 minutes
  • Wind passes over the flames and away from pots and pans. Keep prepared meals hot.
  • Cooks faster conserving costly fuel.
  • Warming shelf suspends from the frame and holds three 10 inch dishes to keep your food warm.
  • Accommodates camp stoves up to 30″ wide and Lodge grills.
  • Nomex shell is vented for air flow.
  • Machine washable
  • Camping Foodies can bake bread, make fresh pizza, or roast whole birds.
  • Use your Dutch ovens in fire restricted area.


Wind Tamer : The Good

As far as camp gadgets go, the Wind Tamer is one of the most solidly built accessories I’ve reviewed. I suppose that’s because it’s built to withstand up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. The cover is made from the same material as firefighters’ flame-retardant suits. The base plates and warming tray are metal as well as the support poles that make up the frame. It weighs about 16 pounds altogether.

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While the footprint is decently sized, the Wind Tamer when packed lies very flat.

The Wind Tamer has lots of built-in accessory pockets and is designed to be a full cook station. I love the utensil holder pockets and the paper towel dispenser that is built-in. Everything where I can get to it without digging through totes or having the wind unroll all my paper towels.

Setup is easy and only takes a couple of minutes and the Wind Tamer comes in a convenient carrying case that stacks everything flat so it’s easy to store.

Points to Think About

Because of the materials the Wind Tamer is made of and its size, this isn’t going to solve problems for backpackers. This is more of an RV or car camping setup.

To make the portable size smaller when packed, I’d like to see the frame be more modular so instead of three total pieces go to nine that you’d put together like tent poles. I’d also like to see the bottom plate be foldable or hinged. This would allow the overall size of the stowed Wind Tamer to be about half what it is currently.

While I know this is most likely an expensive product to manufacture, a price point of $99 would appeal to more customers than the $130. It may not be doable but it is something to think about.

Final Thoughts on the Wind Tamer Camp Stove Companion

If you RV camp, car camp, or find yourself traveling to lots of different places to fish and living out of your truck during tournament season, the Wind Tamer might be an excellent addition to your supplies. It lies flat, is rugged, and solves a host of problems for the outdoor kitchen. Read more about it at RVandOffroad.com.

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Catching the Baddest Brookies on the Planet: Tips & Tricks

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Presented by Kuhl and Fishing BC

I have a sentimental connection to brook trout. My first fish on a fly was a brightly colored 7 inch brookie in a small stream outside of Bozeman, Montana. I hooked him on a size 10 elk hair caddis behind a sunken log in the middle of July. My hands trembled as I lifted the wild fish from the net and admired him in awe. I knew I’d never stop fly fishing from that moment on. 

The brook trout at Fortress Lake are much different than their cousins in Montana who sparked my fly fishing journey years ago. These brooks are big, bold, and fight like hell. Here is what you need to know to catch some of the largest brook trout on the planet:

Tip 1: Dawn & Dusk

Anyone who has spent time on the water knows the general rule that fishing is best early and late in the day. This holds true with Fortress Lake’s monster trout as well.  Of course, you can catch fish midday (and we did), but the numbers aren’t quite the same. Although, gloomy skies can be the ticket to feisty bites all day long! 

Tip 2: Structure & Flow

Using terms like “always” and “never” is a quick way to get yourself into a sticky pickle when talking about fishing. However in this specific scenario, “always” is fitting and accurate. Fish always congregate around structure and creek inflows when present. Looking for logs and other structure is a great place to start. Almost anywhere that has a dramatic change in depth will also hold fish (compared to the shallow flats). Creek inflows are the holy grail of fish concentration because the flowing water creates a conveyor belt of food and cold, highly oxygenated water that fish love. At Fortress Lake, focus on where the milky inflow meets the clear turquoise lake water. 

Tip 3: Low & Slow

Use a heavy streamer pattern and retrieve it slowly near the bottom of the lake. We had luck with both full sink lines and sink tips. The most important thing to remember here is to be patient and let her sink – most anglers begin to strip before the fly has a chance to reach proper depth. Anecdotally, slow retrieval’s produced the most bites. 

The brook trout in Fortress Lake are plentiful and big enough to bend a 5 weight in half. Fishing for these brightly colored beauties in British Columbia’s backcountry is an experience you won’t soon forget! 

Check out Allie D’Andrea on Instagram at @outdoors_allie and on her YouTube Channel. She is an avid outdoorswoman who is an active voice in the conservation of our public lands.

You can find more information about Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat on their website here. And the heli company who helped make this trip possible here.

Photos from Jesse Packwood for Team Flylords

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Lake Powell Fishing Tips – Fall Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

This article goes through some Lake Powell Fishing tips to help you find Largemouth and Smallmouth bass in the fall. These tips come from my recent trip to Powell. Even though all the fishing reports on Powell said the fishing was tough, we learned some key things about fall fishing to where we where able to catch 20 – 30 bass a day. Use these fishing tips for Lake Powell to help you when heading out for some late fall fishing. Enjoy the post!
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Where Do Bass Go During The Fall To Winter Transition? (And How To Catch Them)

Is the fishing getting tough on your lake? Are you struggling to find fish that will bite? As the water cools the Fall to Winter transition begins. Bass will seemingly vanish from areas that were productive all Fall and figuring out where they’ve gone can seem overwhelming. Don’t worry, we know where they’re going! And even better, we know how to catch them!

This transitional period signals the change from bass feeding heavily before Winter to a focus on Winter survival. Most bass will become lethargic, focusing on minimal movement. This lethargy requires them to find a location that has quick access to food, quick access to deep water, and enough cover to feel “comfortable” through the cold months. Now that you understand the components of a great Winter location, its time to look at a map of your lake.

Focus your time in 3 locations; Bluffs, Points, and Funnels. Bluffs, which are essentially very steep walls with instant deep water access will typically be found on the outside bend of a creek or river channel. Steep points that meet the criteria are typically the largest outside points on the main body of the lake. Funnels refers to anywhere the lake narrows down and “pinches”, creating an area that current, fish, and other food will need to pass through.

Once you’ve found the areas, its time to focus on catching the fish. There are two methods to catching Winter bass. The first is to fool them into biting with realistic presentations that move slowly. A slow moving offering gives the bass time to examine the potential meal and choose to eat it. The second approach is to trigger a feed response with short bursts of movement. This approach is incredibly effective, even in the coldest of water, but must be combined with stationary periods to allow the fish to reach the lure. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we have confidence in during the Fall to Winter Transition.

The Baits In Order Of Appearance…

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

(Real Shad, Holo Ayu, Black Holo)

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

(Morning Dawn, Electric Chicken, Shad)

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

(Ghost Minnow, Crystal Pro Blue, Baitfish Silver)

-Megabass Vision 110+1 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

(GP Pro Blue, HT-Ito Tennessee Shad, M Shad)

-2.8 Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad)

-Cool Baits “Down Under” Underspin 3/16 oz: http://bit.ly/2boS7QA

(Silver/Black, Silver Shad, Ol’ Faithful)

-Dirty Jigs Guppy Head 1/8 oz 1/0 hook: http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS

(Blue Shad, Gizzard Shad, Naked Shad)

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

(Super Matt Brown, Go To)

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

(Green Pumpkin/Black Flake)

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

(Green Pump/Purple, Smoke Purple Flake)

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

(Rainbow Trout, Hold Over, Hitch, Ayu)

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

(Just Shad, LC Hitch, Rainbow Trout)

Favorite Jerkbait Combo (Great for Blades, and Small Swimbaits too)…

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

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

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

Budget Jerkbait Combo…

Rod- Shimano SLX 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

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

Line- 12 lb Seaguar Red Label: http://bit.ly/2LOVEwA

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