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How To Catch Bass When Its HOT! (Its Easy)

August 5, 2020 58 No Comments


Its HOT!!! Let’s go fishing! If you know where to look you can catch a ton of Summer time bass despite the heat! Matt demonstrates where bass go on hot days, catches a bunch of them along the way, and gives critical tips on how their movements change as the sun moves overhead and the mercury rises. If you’re tired of struggling this Summer and want to know how to power fish your way to success, this is for you!

Summer success is all about targeting shadows. Of course you can pull up to a run of docks and find fish underneath, but are there other shadows you should be targeting? Today Matt targets a variety of shadows you’re probably overlooking. As the sun shifts across the sky the shadows come and go but if you know where to look, you’ll find hungry bass lurking. 

The key to success today was a combination of topwater and flipping/punching with creature baits. Matt was constantly adapting to get the maximum number of bites. He chose a popping frog over a traditional shape to maximize his time in the waning morning shadows. Next he adapted his creature bait selection to avoid short strikes. 

All of the baits used in today’s video are broken down below. We’ve also included links to Tim’s dock video, as well as the rods/reels Matt was using. We’ve even included a budget combo that can be used for frogging AND flipping. The links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. 

Tim’s Dock Video:


Today’s Frog- Spro Bronzeye Poppin Frog 60:

Color: Leopard

Alternative Frog- River2Sea Bully Wa 2:

Color: Little Allen, Ghost

Flipping Baits/Gear… 

Bait- Strike King Rage Craw:

Colors: JuneBug, Falcon Lake Craw

Bait- Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver:

Colors: Green Pumpkin, Tramps Stamp

Hook- Owner Jungle Wide Gap 4/0:

Weight- Swagger Tungsten Flipping Weight 1 oz:

Peg Stop- P Line Punching Peg:

Matt’s Frog Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’3″ Extra Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL B HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:

Matt’s Flipping Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’11” Extra Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:

Budget Frog/Flip Combo… 

Rod- Dobyns Fury 7’3″ Mag Heavy (736):

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 DC:

Line- Power Pro Spectra Braid 65 lb:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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