Matt caught a monster bass on a crankbait! Crankbaits are a great way to cover water and catch bass in Spring. If you know how to adapt them to changing conditions they’re an excellent way to specifically target GIANT bass. Come along as Matt shows cast to catch footage of this big Clearlake bass then explains exactly why he caught it and how you can do the same.
We began teaching how to use the Tactical DD Crankbait to specifically target big bass back in November. Since that time a TON of big fish have been landed across the country. Not all crankbaits are created equal in cold water but once you understand the differences and how to apply baits with key vibrations to your fishing, your catch rate on bigger bass will increase.
Landing giant bass on light line isn’t just about choosing the right bait, you’ll also need the right equipment and a very patient approach to successfully battle a big fish on light tackle. Take your time, stay calm, and your new personal best could be just a cast away. Below is a breakdown of all the gear we used in the video along with some additional baits and gear that we recommend for cold water and prespawn crankbait fishing.
Keep in mind that many of the Tactical Crankbait colors are currently sold out. It will be a bit longer before all the colors are back in stock so you may want to try some of the colors currently in stock or backorder a specific color so you’re in the front of the line once they’re back in stock.
Matt’s Exact Equipment…
Bait- Tactical DD Crankbait 75 (DD Minnow): http://bit.ly/37dclbX
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR (7’6″ MH): http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL 150 XG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG
Line- Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Net- Frabill Knotless Conservation 9512: http://bit.ly/2FNdnQr
Other Great Crankbaits For This Technique…
-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
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
NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2FVD9Rs
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2TvFMBD
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