Catching GIANT Striped Bass in a NEW Lake!

Come along as Matt and Tim chase big striper! They’re exploring new water in search of these big predatory fish and it doesn’t take long to find them! The guys start out with swimbaits and A-rigs but quickly realize the fish have gone deep. A quick switch to a spoon is all it takes to get the big ones biting!

The key tonight was finding lures that could be fished effectively in deep water. Tim put time into the A-Rig (A proven producer for big striped bass) but the combination of deep water (30-45 feet) and strong current was too much for the rig. A heavy spoon (1 3/4 oz) in bold colors proved to be the best option. Even in the current we were able to hop the spoons as we back drifted. We had a very short bite window before the river currents slowed but we connected with two beautiful Striper before it was over. 

We’ve done quite a few videos on spoon for bass and striper in the past. Matt typically leans toward a jigging spoon while Tim prefers a flutter spoon. Both styles are a must-have in an angler’s arsenal and worth learning how to fish effectively. If you’ve missed our previous videos on the subject you can see them here… 

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment the guys were using this evening. We’ve even included a link to the NET they SHOULD HAVE brought with them to land these big fish with ease. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each.

The spoons… 

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

Colors: UV Fried Chicken, UV Citrus

Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Swivel- Sampo Welded Ring Black Size 4: https://bit.ly/3kflHd2

The A-Rig… 

Rig- G Funk Baits Cali Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw

Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head (1/8 and 1/2 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

Baits- Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Dummy Baits- Keitech 3.3″ Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

The Net… 

Frabill Knotless Conservation Net 9522: https://bit.ly/33vYRaq

Matt’s Spoon Combo… 

Rod- Poison Adrena 7’4″ Heavy: https://bit.ly/3diigiT

Reel- Shimano Metanium  MGL 150 B HG: https://bit.ly/34HlAAk

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 50 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Alternative Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon**: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

** Note: If this was a dedicated spoon rod Matt said he would remove the braid/leader and fish this rig with 20 lb Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon. He feels the Fluoro is a better option for deep spooning around finicky fish but the braid is a better line for fishing a variety of baits with this rod.

“Bang For The Buck” Spoon Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ Medium heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Spoon Combo…

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’4″ Heavy: http://bit.ly/2QADLTq

Reel- Daiwa CA 80 High Speed: https://bit.ly/3hprTgv

Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon: 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

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G

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