HUGE Hybrid Bass Blowing Up on Topwater

I was bass fishing on a fall day in Texas when a school of hybrid striped bass started schooling on big shad at the water surface. I used a River2Sea Rover topwater lure to make long casts and walk the bait side to side. It has a big profile and loud rattles to attaches the fish in open water situations like this. If you are new to topwater fishing, watch my rod tip to see how to make the lure walk side to side. The hybrids were huge! These are the biggest hybrid bass I have ever caught. They were blowing up on my topwater bait so hard that it darn near scary. After landing a few fish, my fishing hooks were destroyed and I had to retire that lure for the day. Catching those hybrid bass on topwater was short lived but it was a lot of fun. Except when one decided to put a treble hook in my leg…

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How To Start Catching Big Bass On The Deps 250!

The final chapter of everything you need to know about the deps 250 and how to start fishing and catching on this amazing bait. Hope you guys enjoyed the series, will be doing more series like this with other baits very soon!

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How to fish a Swim Jig for Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

How to fish a Swim Jig for Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass

This video is about SWIMJIGS and using them to catch big smallmouth and largemouth bass. A swimjig is extremely effective technique that I throw all the time. It is one of my favorite ways to catch fish and a very fun way to get a bite! “Big Time” Jimmy is in studio again and we got a great video for you!

I use Dirty Jigs swimjigs a lot and love the Get Bit Baits Hypertail Grub as a trailer. Check out Dirty Jigs at and Get Bit Baits at

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Who is SmallmouthCrush?

Travis Manson was born and raised where the giant Smallmouth Bass of the north live…WISCONSIN. He started fishing from the bank as at a young age and spent most of his childhood with a rod in his hand. Travis is primarily a self-taught angler that is always learning and experiencing this amazing sport of fishing. He started out fishing for walleyes and fishing in local walleye tournaments, but then in his mid 20’s, he caught the BASS BUG and has been hooked every since. He competed at the highest level in bass fishing on the Bassmaster Elite series for a number of years, until he ran out of $$ money $$. This led to a move across the country to the Northeast where he got things right again and is back on track, but now on his own terms. Perhaps he will make another run at the Elite Series if the opportunity allows. In the meantime, he is a fishing guide offering trips on the Chesapeake Bay for largemouth bass(year round), guided trips for smallmouth back in Wisconsin (during select times) and trophy smallmouth bass guided trips in Upstate New York (May-November) His youtube Channel is named after his passion for the smallmouth bass and will be used as a platform for “how-to” videos, on the water instruction, crazy on and off the water topics and vlogs on the day in the life of a fishing addict! Hope you enjoy!