A Tube will catch everything that swims! When you know how to use the different tube styles and sizes, heads, hooks, and colors, the tube becomes incredibly adaptable! They work all year long no matter how shallow or deep you’re fishing. Today Matt and CC put them to work on a pile of 4-6 lb Smallmouth in crystal clear water and take the time to teach you every detail of the technique along the way.
Despite its effectiveness the tube is often overlooked by anglers. Its not as popular as the dropshot or ned rig but if forget to throw it, you’re missing an incredible opportunity! When you learn to mix it in with the other baits it becomes even more effective. Today Matt and CC implemented stubby tubes, heavy wire hooks, and when the bite slowed, mixed in a ned rig to make sure they weren’t leaving any fish behind.
Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment used and discussed in today’s video. The links go directly to tackle warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. We’ve included the different head styles, tube styles, etc… that will help you become a well rounded tube fisherman.
Today’s Exact Baits…
Matt’s Tube- Big Bite Baits Salt Tube 3.5″ (Green Pump Blk Org): https://bit.ly/2D7j6RX
CC’s Tube- Big Bite Baits Tour Tube 3.5″ (Green Pump Blue): http://bit.ly/32e23VR
Ned Worm- Missile Baits Ned Bomb (Green Pumpkin Flash): http://bit.ly/2XCOGwd
Today’s Exact Heads…
Tube: Blade Runner Inhaler 3/16 with 2/0 Hook: https://bit.ly/2NX7nYr
Ned: Swagger Tungsten Flanders Head 1/6 oz: http://bit.ly/2KcIB6M
Favorite Tubes For Different Situations…
Tournament Tube (Skinny)- Dry Creek Tournament 3.5: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r
Colors: Crazy Eddie, Old Ugly, Green Pumpkin
Standard Tube- Big Bite Baits Tour Tube 3.5″: http://bit.ly/32e23VR
Colors: Green Pump Blue, Tilapia, Green Pump Purp Copper
Fat Tube (Double Dip)- Dry Creek Full Body Double Dip: https://bit.ly/38BgQ15
Colors: Bama Craw, Buzzard Snot, Columbia Craw
Finesse Tube (2.5″): Big Bite Baits 2.5″: https://bit.ly/3ivlceF
Colors: Green Pumpkin Pepper, Light Melon Perch
-Blade Runner Inhaler: https://bit.ly/2NX7nYr
The BEST head we’ve found for a stout (but small) hook! The 1/0 is perfect for 2.5″ tubes, the 2/0 is perfect for all standard tubes/double dip tubes, and a 3/0 is a great pairing for full size 4″ tubes. Again this is a small hook but heavy wire. You can still set it with standard spinning tackle but there is no fear of ever bending it out on a fish. If you know you’re around big fish, this is the head.
-Bite Me Flat Eye Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK
This has been my favorite tube head for years. Its narrow enough to fit in any tube and has an excellent medium wire hook.
-Swagger Tungsten Tube Head: https://bit.ly/31Kmcpq
This head is small for its size due to tungsten’s density so its easier to fit it into various tubes than its lead counterparts. Its an EWG-style hook, not a round bend. Some anglers prefer one style over another, we’ve been experimenting with EWG this past year.
-Bite Me Tackle Goby Head: http://bit.ly/2CV3o7S
This is the head for fishing deep or cracking a tube! Heavy weights with an excellent medium wire hook.
Matt’s Tube Rod…
Rod- G Loomis NRX 872S JWR: http://bit.ly/2dX9zjv
Reel- Shimano Twin Power FD 3000: https://bit.ly/3df3hX5
Line- Power Pro Braided Line 10 lb: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Mid Range Tube Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Champion XP 7’6″ Medium: http://bit.ly/2j7EBXD
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 15 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Budget Tube Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7′ Medium: http://bit.ly/2e7HZPF
Reel- Shimano Sahara FI 2500: http://bit.ly/2XhhM43
Line- Power Pro Braided Line 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen Monofilament 8 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G