Mill Creek Fishing, Ran Into a few MLF Pros Practicing 5 15 19

Had a couple hours to fish Wednesday so headed to Mill Creek. Wasn’t surprised to see several pros rigs in the parking lot as that was day 1 of the Stage 6, Major League Fishing ‘practice’ for the 80 pros that were fishing on Table Rock lake this week! Caught a couple nice smallmouths on crankbait, one of them while one of the pros was fishing the other bank of this narrow creek arm!!


Swimbait Buyer's Guide: Glide Baits, Hardbaits, and Topwater

Today we’re exploring big swimbaits! The buyer’s guide series continues with an in-depth look at glide baits, multi-joint hardbaits, and even a few topwater options. You can go broke buying swimbaits and they’re not all created equal so today we’re sharing some of our favorite baits that consistently produce BIG bass!

If you’re wondering which baits you should try or which baits to buy for a loved one, look no further. Today’s focus is hard swimbaits but tomorrow we’ll follow up with a BONUS video on soft swimbaits. From budget friendly to extreme, we’re covering all the bases and making it as easy as possible for you.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of the baits by category, recommended colors, as well as our rod and reel choices for various baits. If you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comment section and we’ll help you make your selection.

Glide Baits…

Gan Craft 230:
(Dark Rainbow, Ghost Chart Shad, Se Ayu, Stocker Rainbow)

S-Waver 168 and 200:
(Lite Trout, Rainbow Trout, Warden Hitch, Bone)

Baitsanity Explorer Glide:
(Trout and Carp)

Baitsanity Tails:
(Holdover Trout Hard PVC, Dark Carp Hard PVC)

Topwater Baits…

Spro BBZ 8″ Swimbait:
(Any color for topwater)

Johnny Rat Swimbait:
(Either color but overall we prefer the larger Johnny)

Multi-Joint Baits…

Jackall DowzSwimmer 220:
(RT Spawn Gill, RT Trout, Ghost Scale Minnow)

Bucca’s Bull Shad Swimbait:
(Prefer 5″ and 6″ Sizes)

Bucca’s Bull Gill:
(Bluegill and Dirty Bone)

Swimbait Rods and Reels:

Big Glidebait Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966:
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Small Bait Rod…
Rod- IMX Pro 904 SWBR:
Reel- Metanium MGL HG 150:
Line- 30 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget Friendly Combo…
Rod- Dobyns 795 Fury:
Reel- Cardiff 300:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 25 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Light Fishing Pants:
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in):
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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Minn Kota Battery Charger:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Wireless Talon Foot Switch:

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Promar Net:

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Santee Cooper has GIANT Pre-spawn Bass (Tournament)

Thank you guys for watching. Go ahead and subscribe if you have not already! This tournament was insane. Yes…the big fish I caught was not filmed. I thought I wasn’t recording and I clicked record when I got the bite. But I was already recording, and clicked stop recording thinking I was click record sadly. I ended up having 16.4 pounds with 5 fish. My big fish was 6.8 and dadd was 5.13. Please like and comment! Tight lines


Creek Fishing Smallmouth Bass -Topwater ?!?!

Today we went back out to our normal spot where we smallmouth bass fish and absolutely killed them on topwater. I started with the 1 dollar Bass Pro Shops popper. The hooks when you get these baits are very bad, so i changed them to laser eye hooks and it definitely made a difference. My dad was running with a white buzzbait and got some big bass on that was well. All in all it was a great evening for topwater, and we will be back here very soon. Make sure to Like Comment and SUBSCRIBE!!!!!
Bass Pro Shops 1$ Popper
Natural color
White quarter ounce buzzbait
ST CROIX TRIUMPH-Medium Heavy 6’6”
ST CROIX TRIUMPH-medium Light 6’6”
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