In today’s video Matt shows the baits he has the most confidence in between the Summer and Fall. He explains how the different actions trigger fish differently and when to use each style. He goes on to cover specific colors, hook modifications, likely locations, and finally ends with gear recommendations.

If you’ve ever thrown a deep diving crankbait you know just how much fun it can be! You also know the heartbreak that comes with losing a giant bass as it spits out your crank. Apply Matt’s tips this Fall to successfully land more of the big bass that eat your bait.

Below is a breakdown of the baits, colors, and equipment that the guys use for this style of fishing.


-Strike King 10XD:

(Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad, Delta Red)

-Strike King 6XD:

(Delta Red, Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Shad)

-Azuma Z Boss 22 and 24:

(Grand Shad, Blazing Boss)

-6th Sense Cloud 9 C20 and C25:

(Shad Fantasy, Wild Shad)

-Berkley Dredger 25.5:

(Boiled Craw, Rusty Shad, Irish Gold)

-Norman DD22:

(Chili Bowl, Psycho Shad, Chartreuse Shad)

-Megabass Deep Six:

(Fire Craw, Shadow Craw, MB Gizzard, Ito Wakasagi)

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades…

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble Bronze:

-Gamakatsu EWG Treble Red:

-Owner ST-56 3X Treble:

-Owner ST-36 Treble Red:

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 3-5):


-Plano Waterproof Deep 3700:

Preferred Rod Combo…

Rod- G Loomis 906 Crankbait:

Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL HG:

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb:

Additional Rods…

-Dobyns Champion 805 CB:

-Shimano Curado 7’8″ MH:

-Shimano Zodias 7’6″ MH Glass:

Additional Reels…

Mid-Range- Curado DC 150 HG:

Budget- SLX DC 150 HG:

Additional Line…

High End- Sunline Xplasma Asegai 30 lb:

Mid Range- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20-30 lb:

Budget- Power Pro Braided Line 20 lb:

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