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:

Colors: UV Fried Chicken, UV Citrus

Hook- Owner ST-56 Size 2:

Swivel- Sampo Welded Ring Black Size 4:

The A-Rig… 

Rig- G Funk Baits Cali Rig:

Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head (1/8 and 1/2 oz):

Baits- Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad):

Dummy Baits- Keitech 3.3″ Fat Swing Impact (Electric Shad):

The Net… 

Frabill Knotless Conservation Net 9522:

Matt’s Spoon Combo… 

Rod- Poison Adrena 7’4″ Heavy:

Reel- Shimano Metanium  MGL 150 B HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 50 lb Braid:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 20 lb Mono:

Alternative Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon**:

** 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:

Reel- Shimano Curado 200K:

Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon:

Budget Spoon Combo…

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’4″ Heavy:

Reel- Daiwa CA 80 High Speed:

Line- Sunline Assassin 20 lb Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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