How To Catch The Biggest Bass Of Your Life This Winter! (Full Seminar)


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    Are you ready to catch a new personal best bass? Don't want to wait until Spring? Matt is showing you everything you need to know to be successful this Winter in today's full-length seminar on Winter bass fishing with swimbaits! He explains where bass are positioning, which baits to use, how to trigger strikes, what it takes to land these fish, and how to properly care for a fish of a lifetime.
    Swimbait fishing takes commitment. It requires dedication, focus, and a willingness to sacrifice your time on the water in pursuit of a singular goal. Its hard work but its your best shot at breaking your personal best before the prespawn. As the water cools bass become lethargic. Their willingness to hunt wanes and they begin pursuing single large meals rather than chasing down multiple small morsels.
    Understanding when to choose a glide bait over a paddle tail, or when bottom crawling a wedge tail will outshine a faster moving offering, takes years of trial and error on the water. Thankfully Matt is taking all of that knowledge and putting it together for you in a single video. Pay close attention to the details, commit to the search for a giant bass, and this will be a Winter unlike any you've ever had before. Good luck in your pursuit of a monster fish!
    Below is a breakdown of the swimbaits Matt recommends. He's categorized the baits by style and included general color recommendations. When selecting glide bait colors keep in mind that highly visible colors will almost always outshine natural dull colors, even in clear water. He's also included a list of tackle and gear that will make landing the fish of a lifetime much easier.
    Glide Baits...
    -River2Sea S-Waver 200/168:
    (Lite Trout, Warden, Rainbow Trout)
    -Storm Arashi Glide:
    (Oikawa Mesu, Threadfin Shad, Green Gill)
    -Baitsanity Antidote:
    (Bread, Shad, Trout)
    Paddle Tail Swimbaits...
    -Osprey Tournament Talon 6"-7":
    (Chartreuse Shad, Reverse Hitch, TW Shad)
    -Little Creeper Trash Fish:
    (Chartreuse Shad, Ghost Trout, Natural Hitch)
    -Little Creeper Fatty Trash Fish:
    (Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch)
    -Little Creeper 8" Trash Fish:
    (Chartreuse Shad, LC Hitch, Rainbow Trout)
    Wedge-Tail Swimbaits...
    -Huddleston Trout 8" ROF 12:
    (Ayu, Rainbow, Hitch)
    -Huddleston Trout 68 Special ROF 12:
    (Rainbow Trout, Green Gizzard, Black Gizzard)
    -Mattlures Shad:
    (Green Threadfin, Light Gizzard)
    -ABT Lures Wagtail:
    (Blue Shad, Rainbow Trout, Clear Lake Hitch)
    -Trophy Bass Baits DFT:
    (Shad, Trout)
    Matt's Favorite Swimbait Combo...
    Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:
    Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG:
    Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:
    Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100:
    Other Swimbait Rods from Budget to High End...
    -Dobyns Fury 806H:
    -Okuma Nomad Express Travel:
    -Dobyns Champion XP 807:
    -Megabass Destroyer Onager:
    Swimbait Lines...
    Maxima Ultragreen 30 lb:
    Sunline FC-100 30-40 lb:
    What we wear...
    Sun Mask:
    Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
    Light Fishing Pants:
    Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in):
    Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):
    Equipment We Recommend...
    Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
    Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
    Minn Kota Talons:
    Hot Foot Throttle Control:
    Loc-R-Bar Boat Security:
    Favorite Storage Box:
    Favorite Pliers:
    Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
    Favorite Wire Cutters:
    Favorite life jacket:
    Favorite sunglasses:
    Hero7 Camera:
    ElectroSamson Scale:
    Frabill Net:
    Lure Retriever:
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    1. Stonewall Jackson

      My PB was caught 3 years ago, an 11lb female Largemouth Bass out of Hillsdale lake in Kansas. I caught her from under a bridge in the spring on a Minnow swimbait.

    2. Ulysses M

      Greetings Matt. I must say, & trust me when I tell you this (certain others will agree), you get right to it, no ridiculous vid of ya leaving your driveway, unloading your boat nonsense, etc. AND, you kept my attention because you're talking steady, ready, & good stuff! I never not FFWD with most vids, & didn't with you because you were spewing out paced good fishing chatter! SO thx! And you should consider fishing pro if you are not already. I am going to try now that I am retired & will use one of these lures to do so! Great job man!

    3. Chris Boyd

      Thank you for sharing these techniques!

    4. Christopher Delmas

      Your super smart!! I'm w/ya, right now is the time to catch those fat slabs!!! I'm a Bass Freak, don't know where to go to catch some!! Super slow, creeping, cranking!!! Wanna hook up a P.B.!!!!! Caught a 7.5 in a winery pond w/a top water crank!! I was tired, didn't really care, just chilling! Next thing I know, whammmm! Hooked up!! Thanxz

    5. Nathan B

      Great video Matt. No one does a better job of teaching and inspiring than you. I hope to get back out to Cali sometime soon and fish with you again.

    6. Grant Langmore

      People don’t realize how much good information was just give🙌🏻 great video Matt I’m gonna use the 65-35 braid to leader

    7. Jeff Claus

      But, what about Florida subdivision ponds end of Dec., Jan., Feb

    8. Melvin Smith

      Why? I don’t fish for fun I fish for food

    9. Valerifon1

      This is one of the best fishing videos I've seen it a good long while! Subbed! Cheers - Luther

    10. Patrick H.

      Gonna try it on chicamunga this weekend hopefully I picked some good points to visit

    11. John Butler

      Spring and summer time how do you get them big bass to bit

    12. John Butler

      How do you get the big bass to bit your hook

    13. Tim Maynard

      Gear IS glamorous Matt! Lol

    14. Jerry Bass


    15. Jerry Bass


    16. Robert Miller

      Great video . Also very inspiring. I'm fired up for winter bassin

    17. The DadBod Angler

      What braid do you use??

    18. Logan Bronnenberg

      Watching this again in 2020 need to refresh! Love all of your videos.

      1. Luis -N- Ceci

        Me too!! I just caught 2 on glide baits. Felt so good man

    19. Melanie Branton D.V.M.

      Florida large mouth in a Southern reservoir lake want the jig and pig in November and December.

    20. Mitch Fortson

      Ps thay was funny about that dude on a jetski in November. Lol wow

    21. Mitch Fortson

      Great advice, love FC 15,17 and drag ,im on the Rattle trap trip im fishing big ponds,i will try swimbaits ,i got a couple, thx

    22. MrJ567

      I'm a catch and keep guy, so I have no problem with the extra hook killing the fish. Other than that, great vid man.

    23. Grant Eaddy

      Why am I watching this? I only red fish

    24. Brandon

      24:35 While I sit here figuring out how to catch bass off my jet ski next weekend.

    25. I fix with rock

      Hey tb, can you explain to me what the point of making a liter is?

    26. DK-WNY Fishing

      My area bass dies down considerably but other fishing gets red hot. Geography plays huge part.

    27. John Pak

      I wish people wouldn’t ride fish around all day just to get a picture at the dock.

    28. The DadBod Angler

      Thoughts on the Daiwa DX Swimbait series?

    29. Dexter SJ

      I was a one trick pony 10min from the ramp until getting into channels like this. Thanks guys!

    30. K R

      It's very interesting. Thank you. Does this also match walking fishing? In walking fishing, I think it is often difficult to target deep water when using swimbaits because of the casting distance. Would it be effective to use swimbaits for walking fishing in winter season? If so, how should I use it?

    31. Billy Craighead

      I know why you guys moved and Iunderstand.We get more rain and less fires on the east coast.I dont blame you guys for moving.

    32. Billy Craighead

      Do you and Matt think yall will do better on chick than Clear lake?

    33. Nicole Zyta

      the “tick” has saved me a ton. i’ve caught most of my “big” fish off of that feeling. i’ve noticed every time my bait would get CRUSHED, it was never as big as I was hoping.

    34. Everett Hobbies

      Thanks man

    35. Math Teacher

      You rock man! Thank you very much!

    36. Foreign Beggar

      the “tick” has saved me a ton. i’ve caught most of my “big” fish off of that feeling. i’ve noticed every time my bait would get CRUSHED, it was never as big as I was hoping.

    37. Sailing Divergent

      I ordered 2 of those s-waver 168's one blue hill one that trout color I guess we'll see, I've honestly never used swim baits before.... Mostly jigs, worms and such

    38. Luke Staples

      Had to re watch, its swimbait time folks! Dude is a big bass guru

    39. James Ledene

      What length rod on the g.loomis 966m

    40. Greg Heath

      Got a question for u how long should your liter b on glyde baits on the braided line?

    41. BigNzfishN

      Needed this one 👍 thanks dudes

    42. i Love Tortas

      Literally caught my pb 2 days ago on topwater, sadly me and my friend didn’t have a scale but we caught like 15 in total that day 🔥🔥👌🏻

    43. Charles Cole

      In the video you don’t talk about power or action if the rods. The links took me to tackle warehouse where I can select every option. What are the recommendations for power and action?

    44. Nelly's fishing Adventures

      How do you tie you leader? Swivel to leader or with a leader knot? With the big heavy line I'm having a problem of my leader knot coming off and i cast off my swim bait, luckily it floats

    45. markharp1988

      I'm so ready to try swimbait fishing thanks for all the tips . I'm gonna only bring 1 rod and 2 swimbaits so thats all ill use and not leave until I catch a fish . Hopefully it doesn't turn into the scene from forest Gump. Lol when he just starts running .

    46. J dread

      How do people feel about people who take the bass to eat?

    47. Logan Sherman

      Can bank fisherman still catch BIG swimbait fish in the dead of winter or do all the fish pull out away from the shoreline into the more center areas of the lake that are deep? I do have a few lakes that have 50+ feet of water at a distance I can probably cast a big swimbait so I'm curious if its worth a shot.

    48. Bonnie Muchko

      So if I were to buy the dobbins fury rod and wanted to get a little more all around fishing with it what size and length do you suggest

    49. Ron Nason Jr

      Thanks Matt, you guys ROCK!

    50. Jorge Pedret

      Trying lo learn how to fish in north American waters, totally different techniques of how we fish in the Amazon basin rivers and lakes where a 18-20lb peacock bass is a common goal. This is a very useful and learning site. Thanks for your videos.

    51. Jorge Pedret

      Great video, excellent tips. Thanks for sharing.

    52. BiggOlG MrCtv


    53. BiggOlG MrCtv

      I strongly agree, belly treble hooks kill fish. I add willow leaf blades to my Huddleston, and they work amazingly! Doesn’t effect my hookups at all. Love the Tactical Bassin Family!🎣💪🏽🙌🏽👍🏽😎

    54. Bass Junkie

      Hey I was wondering if you could do a video on real prey swimbaits and working class zero swim baits and 3:16, maybe some lesser known coustom stuff where to get them painted what hooks n split rings to change adding extra split rings if the bait doesn’t have swivels

    55. Tom Sanidas

      Late to the party, but this is one the BEST TB videos. I am not a swimbait fisherman, but after watching, time to give it a try this spring.

    56. cz gunman

      This guy is got a little bit of gay Into him

    57. Shap 1776

      Me: "Great, its 2am pouring rain in Eastern IL in January and I can't sleep. Might as well watch some Tactical Bassin." Silently ponder to myself: "I wonder if my wife would notice if I grab a few baits on my tackle warehouse wish list? 🤔

    58. Derek Contos

      Totally awesome addressing not using the belly hook. Couldn't agree more!

    59. Angela Prater

      Matt like what you say gonna try these. The what gear help out alot as well super thanks.

    60. Bass Fishing with the Antichrist

      For a second there at 8:34 I was thinking, "Matt sure is wearing some tight pants these days." " He must be working out." Oh, and that thing about "Not trying to make a guy put a rod on a credit card, ever." Well you should have said something about it in the very beginning because I've already done it about eight times. And a whole bunch of other stuff as well. Like this new Arashi.

    61. Paul Zoch

      Awesome video, probably the best fishing video I have ever seen. Been searching for years for the goods.Thank you!

    62. gofukyoself

      ive been fishing for 22 years and i still haven't caught shit but ive watched alot caught on internet

      1. Bass Fishing with the Antichrist

        gofukyoself - Your probably reeling too fast. When Matt says slow he means S-L-O-W, like negative 3.

    63. Baddmnkey1

      That’s one of my favorite AFTCO shirts!

    64. brian schram

      Absolute swimbait expert

    65. Steve Hogan

      Yep, thank you for the reminder on releasing the catch of a lifetime.

    66. Rolando Pino

      How about ice jigs? What is your experience with them

    67. danham3344

      Your videos are amazing. My question is, does this slow creeping of large swimbaits work in very stained water? I have a local lake in NorCal that isn’t the usual Cali clear water. Visibility usually 6-8 inches most of the year.

      1. Richard Bossman

        He has said before that even moving slowly it "moves" alot of water and even at a crawl big bass do find them.

    68. Andrew Hunt

      I got my 2nd biggest bass in Massachusetts threw the ice it was 6lbs 10 oz on a shinner with a fishing tilt it was the only flag I had all day and it was cold as hell. The flag went up at about 4:30 pm and I figured it was a pickrel but when I got to the hole the line was going out steady but slow the sign of a bass but never thought it would be that big!

    69. Jimmy Boss

      Awesome video!!!! Thank you for doing them!

    70. Austin Desalvo

      What knot are you using to connect your leader to your mainline? Is there a swivel involved?

    71. 69 59

      Just realized how lucky Matt was being able to hand-line that 17lber listening to that tip about cranking those giants.

    72. Cory Kent

      I should have paid good money to watch this. Matt, you’re knowledge is worth a lot. I swear, when it comes to giant bass, you may as well be in the same class of angler as the Linder’s. Thank you for all of this.

    73. busfan01

      Awesome videos guys, thank you. If buying the Loomis, what length and power? Also, what knot and leader length? Keep it up!

      1. bobfishnut

        IMX 966 Heavy 8' rod, 6-8 foot leader using 30-40 lb test Sniper FC 100 line, uni knot I believe

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    75. J H

      In the beginning of the video, ( 0:20 ) Are pictures of some hefty largemouth bass :) How much approx. Did they weigh? (My guess: between 8 and 10lbs) Let me know...if you have time ok? Thanks :)

    76. Ben Baxter


    77. FOXY F.H

      i love you uncle

    78. Patrick Duncan Jr.

      This guy is full of knowledge. Crazy informative.

    79. Nick Crimi

      These will never work in Florida.

    80. John tubbs

      Hey mat you didn't say on swim bait fishing are u fishing out or in

      1. TacticalBassin

        On our home lake its irrelevant, it totally depends on the lake. Usually in.

    81. Tony Parsley

      I know more now then I did yesterday about swim bait. I live in Tn. Waters about 50 dg. I will work shallows and start working 30 or 40 ft range. Is that good or bad

    82. Wesley Blewer

      Ty again guys, Any chance you have carpet decals for sale?

    83. JBirdFishes

      legitimate bucket list wish to get out on a boat with you or both of you guys! cant count how many tips ive taken from you guys, whether its techniques i currently use or not. like this video, for example. i do not mess with big swimbaits because i do not have the gear for it. max i have been using is the 4.8 keitech swing impacts but i am very intrigued by big swimbait fishing. great vid as usual!

    84. Shane Jackson

      Dig’n the beard🤙🏻

    85. Eric Matechak

      awesome advice guys! Will test them out and report back. I wish all channels on youtube were focused more on information than "watch me fish" and do stunts for likes.

    86. Its Zach

      Hi Matt, in your gear section it doesn’t have footwear. I am curious as to what you wear in the winter. Something that isn’t cumbersome on a trolling motor, yet warm enough to stand all day in the cold. Preferably waterproof. Thank you for everything you do for your fellow anglers!

    87. Michael Janssen

      Great info - what knot do you suggest? Braid to leader - FG? Leader to lure?

      1. Daniel Wood

        Braid to leader blood knot

    88. Mojo jojo

      what if you are fishing on the worst lake in the country to try and catch large mouth?.....Lake Pleasant, AZ

    89. Travis Wells

      Man the information you give on your videos is 5 star dude. Tim and yourself honestly do such an incredible job. Always looking forward to what y’all have to say. Mad respect. 👊

    90. Brkbred4life

      Great video as always. I’ve been watching your videos for years now and decided to make a KGup account just to pay my dues and subscribe to your guys channel. Way long overdue. Very detailed video with lots of information. These are the type of videos I like to watch. The only thing I wish you would of touched on was what knot you use for your leader and how long of a leader do you use. I guess you can’t give away all the secrets. Lol

    91. Skeeeter

      Exactly the information I was looking for. I appreciate you

    92. The Fishing Bros

      What’re some good replacement split rings and treble hooks for a bait like the River 2 Sea S-Waver 168? Awesome video guys! Love all the swimbait videos, they’re really helping me as I’m just getting into this the swimbait game!

    93. Onur Ozuvar

      I dont unserstand why rod pumping ok at saltwater but not at fresh water??

    94. Leonardo Carmannini

      10:57 e.t. Cloud

    95. Jacob Eddleman

      What big swim bait would you recommend for San Diego area? Only "big" bait I know of are blue gill and crappie. I've heard trout colors but none of the lakes I fish have stocked trout in years.

    96. Ben Kackstetter

      Hey guys- I’m from San Diego- I fish over pressured, over policed, over priced and tiny lakes.... and the best times to fish are blocked out. Early morning and late evening are gone. However.... I just had my best day of fishing thanks to you guys two days ago. I have a great story if you want to hear it. Two fish at lake ......when nobody else was getting bit even on finesse crap. 6.8 lb and 5 lb. both on Huddlestons.

    97. Jeff Maghoney

      You guys always do a fantastic, highly informative, well though-out presentation. Thank You. A couple questions do you use a Lakemaster or Navionics chip? Which do you like best and why?

    98. Terence Tesoroni

      Matt and Tim, I'm really curious on your thoughts about modifying the Swaver. Any thoughts on filing the joint to allow for a wider S motion?

    99. Jay Bennett

      Hands down the best instructional fishing video I've seen. Thank you. Liked and subscribed.

    100. Big Banana Fishing

      Is the S-waiver a cover glide or does that depend on the size? S-waiver is the only glide bait I ever see around here.

      1. TacticalBassin

        The 200 is right on the border where it can do both. The 168 is definitely a cover glide.