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Tim Flips His Kayak In COLD Water!! Spring Bass Fishing FAIL!

March 31, 2020 195 No Comments


Tim paddled out into Clearlake in search of big bass. He got more than he bargained for! He started out catching a few fish on a post-front afternoon with a light chop but it changed in a second when a boat wake caught him from behind. Thankfully he was wearing his life jacket but his gear wasn’t so lucky!

Despite the cold swim, the video starts with some Spring fishing tips as Tim works his way along the bank. He switches between a lipless crankbait, a worm, and a small underspin swimbait in search of bass on what proves to be a very tough afternoon. Not knowing what was to come he catches a nice bass, followed by a crappie. The most important bit of information you can glean from this video is to always wear your life jacket!!

 We’ve been guilty of taking our life jackets off from time to time, just like everyone else. This is a serious reminder of how quickly the situation can change! Tim never saw the wave coming and in a blink he was in the water. Temperatures were in the 50’s and he was no where near shore when it happened. If not for a passing boater the situation could have been much more dangerous. In the end, Tim lost 4 rod and reel combos, a new IPhone, two GoPro 8’s, and a lot of tackle. Oops! 

Below are links to some of our more successful kayak outings, including Matt catching a 10 lber from the yak! We also included links to the baits Tim was throwing prior to flipping the kayak, and links to the exact inflatable life jackets that we wear on the boat because they’re incredible comfortable and low profile. 

Kayak Videos…

Matt’s 10 lber From the Kayak:

Tiny Creek Kayaking for BIG Smallmouth:

Whopper Plopper Fishing From The Kayak:

Summer Topwater Madness! Awesome Kayak Fishing:

Tim’s Baits… 

Lipless Crankbait- Lucky Craft LV-500 (Ghost Minnow):

Alabama Rig- Hog Farmer Flex BFL:

Underspin- Cool Baits 1/8 oz Down Under:

Swimbait- Keitech 2.8″ Fat Swing Impact (TW Ghost Shad):

Tim’s Spinning Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7′ Medium Light:

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500:

Line- Power Pro 15 lb (Hi Vis Yellow) Braid:

Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon:


Inflatable Life Jacket- Mustang Elite Inflatable PFD:

Budget Inflatable- Onyx TW A-24 Auto Inflatable Life Jacket:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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