We found a huge school of largemouth pushing Threadfin Shad up on a point. Once the feeding frenzy began it was clock work. Cast after cast produced fish after fish as fast as we could reel them in! We caught most of the fish on a squarebill crankbait and a swimbait on an underspin. We’ve said before that causing a “reaction” is key when bass are targeting baitfish and these two baits did an excellent job of creating a trigger.

We were fishing in Mexico when this all took place but even the locals were shocked by how aggressive these bass were. It just goes to show how incredible Summer bass fishing can be when anglers are prepared to work as a team to keep a school of aggressive bass fired up.

The baits used in the video are listed below…

Lucky Craft 4.5 Squarebill (TO Gill): http://bit.ly/2Zl5DiZ

Strike King 4.0 Squarebill (Sexy Blue Back Herring): http://bit.ly/2dzeCUk

Rage Swimmer 4.75 (Ayu): http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Keitech 4.8 Swimbait (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Hooks and Hardware…

Underspin- Strike King Belly Blade (3/8 oz 4/0 Hook): http://bit.ly/2Z6Hj4Z

Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Replacement Hooks- Owner ST-35 Short Shank: http://bit.ly/2g8uCMj

Tim’s Crankbait Combo…

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2FQj6CZ

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tim’s Swimbait Combo…

Rod- G Loomis NRX 894C JWR: http://bit.ly/2hedqsq

Reel- Shimano Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Line- 40 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Friendly Combo…

Rod- Shimano SLX 7’2″ Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm





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