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by supermat
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Underwater Footage of Bass Destroying Jerkbaits! **VIDEO**
Replies: 1
Views: 1822

Underwater Footage of Bass Destroying Jerkbaits! **VIDEO**

We thought you guys might enjoy this footage of big bass attacking a variety of shallow and deep diving jerkbaits underwater in their natural habitat. You can learn so much watching how the bass interact with each other, how they move, and what bait movements elicit a feeding response. Enjoy! https:...
by supermat
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Insane UNDERWATER Footage of Bass Blowing Up on Topwaters, Swimbaits and Jerkbaits
Replies: 1
Views: 2935

Insane UNDERWATER Footage of Bass Blowing Up on Topwaters, Swimbaits and Jerkbaits

We hope you guys enjoy this footage as much as we enjoyed filming it! This is just the tip of the iceberg... we were on a mission this year to get a bass to commit to a topwater bait in front of an undewater camera. We had no idea what was going to happen when we finally found aggressive fish. Its a...
by supermat
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How To Fish Rats **Video**
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: How To Fish Rats **Video**

WRB wrote:Good informative video.
What colors do you prefer?
Tom


I use black, brown, and white with the most consistent success on brown.
by supermat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How To Fish Rats **Video**
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

How To Fish Rats **Video**

I'm sure there are a bunch of Rat fishermen in here but there are plenty of guys that struggle or are afraid to get into the game because of the cost. Rats get bit really well this time of year especially on fisheries like Clearlake and the Delta. We put this video together to explain the concept, w...
by supermat
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's The Deal With The NEW Whopper Plopper?? **Video**
Replies: 3
Views: 5049

What's The Deal With The NEW Whopper Plopper?? **Video**

Here's a look at the new 110 size Whopper Plopper. Its more than a new size its a great sound at a slower speed, a modified body shape, and a joint that deflects grass much better than previous models. The fish don't seem to mind it either :lol: This video shows the bait in action, some killer blow ...
by supermat
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TEENER Largemouth! *Underwater Video*
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

TEENER Largemouth! *Underwater Video*

Thought you all might enjoy this video of a true MONSTER bass filmed here in Northern California.

by supermat
Wed May 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake places to eat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1078

Re: Clear lake places to eat?

On the water... Richmond Park in Konocti Bait is great! Off the water... Angel's Mexican near Kelseyville or O'Meara Brothers and Twisted Sisters, both in Lakeport.

Enjoy your time on Clear Lake!
by supermat
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Underwater Video of Bass Eating Crawfish
Replies: 1
Views: 7641

Underwater Video of Bass Eating Crawfish

Thought you guys might enjoy this video of Spotted Bass being hand fed live crawdads. That biggest Spot appears to be well into the double digits as well! There is no audio, its just amazing footage of the fish we love to catch in their natural habitat.

by supermat
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Underwater Footage of World Record Spotted Bass
Replies: 0
Views: 1915

Underwater Footage of World Record Spotted Bass

We got the opportunity to team up with World renowned freediver, Paul Young, to get some amazing footage of Spotted Bass in their natural habitat. You guys have got to check some of this stuff out! The biggest one in the video is estimated to be around 12 lbs (current world record is 10 lbs 6 oz) It...
by supermat
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week 1/31/2017 typo corrected.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: Clear Lake this week 1/31/2017 typo corrected.....

Update: The 5 mph will not be lifted this weekend and the ABA is now cancelled. The hits just keep coming. Hopefully the weather breaks soon!
by supermat
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week 1/31/2017 typo corrected.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3293

Re: Clear Lake this week 1/31/2017 typo corrected.....

Stratos278, The exception has only been made for the tournament. The 5 MPH is absolutely still in affect on the lake. I was on the phone all morning about this as its impacting all of us guides. The absolute earliest that it could be lifted is at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday night but...
by supermat
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone use braid to flouro for big bait fishing?
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Anyone use braid to flouro for big bait fishing?

I use braid to leader for 100% of my big bait fishing. Personally, I think you'd be crazy not to. I use mono as leader more than fluoro but both are very effective. I make the connection with a 9 loop each side blood knot and have strength tested it on a breaking machine a few times. Every test it b...
by supermat
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Day On The Delta **Video**
Replies: 0
Views: 940

Day On The Delta **Video**

I recently had the opportunity to spend a day on the Delta with good friend, Matt Leverich. We had a blast and thought some of you might want to watch the day unfold. There are plenty of tid bits in there along with a bunch of great fish up to 7+ lbs. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/2NOsGovOEPA https://yout...
by supermat
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Sonoma: How to Find Bass in a New Lake **Video**
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Lake Sonoma: How to Find Bass in a New Lake **Video**

We just wrapped up this video series on Lake Sonoma. The goal was to go to a lake we knew very little about, turn on the cameras, and try to locate fish as quickly as possible. By the end of the day we'd stuck about 40 smallmouth and largemouth on everything from a frog to a jigging spoon. Hopefully...
by supermat
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: U S OPEN AAA RESULTS???
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: U S OPEN AAA RESULTS???

I got a call from Tyler Rempe of Arizona letting me know he won the AAA side. I don't see it online yet but he was pretty pumped! :D Congrats bro!
by supermat
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Top 5 baits for Bed Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Re: Top 5 baits for Bed Fishing

Thanks Westernbass for sharing this!
by supermat
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New State Record Approved Today CONGRATULATIONS TIM LITTLE!
Replies: 8
Views: 5191

Re: New State Record Approved Today CONGRATULATIONS TIM LITT

Thank you Westernbass for sharing this! You guys do a great job of keeping the West informed!
by supermat
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Giant Bass Slug Fest
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Giant Bass Slug Fest

Thanks for sharing this!
by supermat
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake trip
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Clear lake trip

I 2nd that, the Skylark is great and keeps you water front.
by supermat
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Matt Allen & Tim Little Glide Baits: How to fish the S-Waver
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Matt Allen & Tim Little Glide Baits: How to fish the S-W

Thanks for sharing! I hope this answers a lot of the questions that are out there. We tossed this topic around for a long time before we finally decided we were willing to share all of it. :lol:
by supermat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week....10/31/2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2226

Re: Clear Lake this week....10/31/2014

I can also confirm Braito's is open and the launch is not bad. I used it this weekend. The only difficult part is that you must tie to the gas dock then run back around to pull the trailer out. All in all, a minor complaint vs. launching into shallow rocks on other parts of the lake. Be aware its a ...
by supermat
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: MinnKota Maxxum 101 w/ Spare Mount For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 562

MinnKota Maxxum 101 w/ Spare Mount For Sale

I've got a MinnKota Maxxum 101 for sale. Its used but works fine. It came as a backup when I bought my boat. Comes with a 2nd Maxxum Mount that is very lightly used. Price is $400 local pickup only. You can reach me here or by text (707) 514-9704 with any questions.

Matt Allen
by supermat
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Rockpiles
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: Clear Lake Rockpiles

Thanks for sharing Ricky. I didn't realize you guys offered that. There's still a rockpile or two missing but Navionics has the clearest mapping around. Feel free to remove one or two of the good ones. :wink:
by supermat
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake in trouble?
Replies: 41
Views: 6225

Re: Clear Lake in trouble?

Larry, Thank you for adding your perspective to this discussion. I agree with you on most of your points. Getting those bass back to deep water is critical. These fish cannot survive the long swims, up north they don't even have the option. It was great when you could drop them right in to the depth...
by supermat
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake Tips
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: Clear lake Tips

Check your PM's. The bite is really strong if you put time in to the right areas. The low water has grouped the fish and they're feeding heavily when the weather cooperates.
by supermat
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake in trouble?
Replies: 41
Views: 6225

Re: Clear Lake in trouble?

The Chamber of Commerce of these communities who make a living off the lake are not going to stand by and let anyone shut down their livelihood without a huge fight! George, I wish this was true. If you follow any of the local politics at all, the lake is near the very bottom of a long list of agen...
by supermat
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Brand New Loomis, St. Croix, and Falcon Rods for sale!
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

Brand New Loomis, St. Croix, and Falcon Rods for sale!

Hey guys, I've got a bunch of rods I'm looking to sell. These rods are all in incredible shape. I purchased the lot from the family of a gentleman who recently passed away. Most of these rods have had reels on them but were never even spooled with line. None of the rods have been fished. He passed a...
by supermat
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta - Driving in the dark
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Delta - Driving in the dark

That buoy currently has 4 barges hooked to it. You'll need to use caution in that corner as there isn't anywhere near as much room as normal. That said, running that area in the dark really isn't a big deal. I run it with great regularity at all times of night.
by supermat
Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Low Delta water flow and your equipment.....
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Low Delta water flow and your equipment.....

Its really good to see someone else bringing this issue to light. I've been rusting reel components in the delta for 3 years now and its definitely getting worse. I know there are allowable limits to salt water intrusion but in my uneducated opinion, the reality of saltwater intrusion is much greate...
by supermat
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Monster Clearlake Bass!
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Monster Clearlake Bass!

Steve booked a "Trophy Trip" with me, Matt Allen of Bassinguide.com for a day on Clearlake and he got his trophy. Congratulations Steve!
by supermat
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's the best scale?
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: What's the best scale?

I don't have any opinion on tournament scales but for a personal scale, the best money can buy is a Salter Electro-Sampson. It is one of only two hand-held scales I know of that can be consistently certified. It comes in two sizes, I recommend the 55 lb limit version. I'm not aware of any fishing re...
by supermat
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Swimbaits
Replies: 12
Views: 2130

Re: Swimbaits

dirty jigs california swim jig with a roboworm ez shad sounds great. what colors would work best for winter into spring? what gear ratio reel should i be using? any specific recommendations? It varies from fishery to fishery but my two favorite colors in Spring are Alabama Bream and Tactical Shad. ...
by supermat
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alabama tangles
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Alabama tangles

You've already had some excellent responses but I'll throw in my .02 as well. I haven't found a significant difference between rigs that have lead heads and those that don't. I've watched dozens of clients struggle with this. Its all about how you cast the rig. If you're just putting the rig out the...
by supermat
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sleeping on the boat
Replies: 19
Views: 2902

Re: Sleeping on the boat

I used to sleep on the boat quite a bit. I used to sleep in a bag/bivy sack. These days I don't do it much but even so I carry the bivy sack at all times in case a night trip doesn't go according to plan.
by supermat
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Matt Allen with a swim jig
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: Matt Allen with a swim jig

Thanks for putting this up! I wasn't expecting that when I logged in and started reading through the new topics. 8)
by supermat
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: East Park Res.
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: East Park Res.

I haven't been up there lately but its not that bad to get in and out. I have 4-wheel drive but I've never needed it. As mentioned above, there aren't any ramps so you can pick a good/flat spot to launch. Now, if you choose a steep bank where others have muddied the shore that would be a whole diffe...
by supermat
Tue May 29, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nice Berryessa Crank bait and Wakbait fish
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: Nice Berryessa Crank bait and Wakbait fish

Hey... I know her. :D
Congrats to both of you, great fish!
by supermat
Fri May 18, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Matt Allen Class Ultimate Bass, Wow!!
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Matt Allen Class Ultimate Bass, Wow!!

Thanks guys! I appreciate all of the support and I'm glad that you enjoyed the seminar. 8)
Doc, the trip with Mike was on Clearlake and it was a lot of fun! :twisted:
by supermat
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Safely casting a swimbait
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: Safely casting a swimbait

I just noticed this, thanks for putting it up. I appreciate it. :D
by supermat
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jig N Pig
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Jig N Pig

I've been using a lot of the new Uncle Josh MEAT product line. I'm really impressed with it. Its not as durable as traditional pork (no skin) but it moves really well and gets bit (in my opinion) better than traditional pork.
Matt
by supermat
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: Original Castaic Hardbait Trout for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 507

Original Castaic Hardbait Trout for sale

I am selling an Original Castaic Hard Trout. I've had a few of these baits pass through my hands over the years but none like this. It is absolutely pristine. It comes in box with all the original hardware. The bait has never been out fished, it doesn't even have hook scratches from years in the box...
by supermat
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kramer's Top 40 list is out...
Replies: 38
Views: 3213

Re: Kramer's Top 40 list is out...

Its an honor to be on the list, thank you George! There is some great new talent on the list. Congratulations Chris for taking the top honors, well deserved.
by supermat
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SWIM JIGS?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: SWIM JIGS?

Toni,
Obviously everyone has their own way of fine-tuning a technique but this is a detailed explanation of how I have found the most success with a swim jig.
http://tacticalbassin.com/swimming-jig-big-bass/
by supermat
Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My Version of the Switch Blade Swim Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: My Version of the Switch Blade Swim Jig

That looks great! I was throwing a switch blade just the other day. :-)
The added body is a nice touch to round out the bait... there is a little something lacking with just the blade on a sunny day in clear water.
by supermat
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Whites Slough - Anglers BEWARE!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3502

Re: Whites Slough - Anglers BEWARE!!!

That area is no joke. I caught a line across my windshield this spring and pulled someone's rod into the water. Thank God I had that windshield... it was braided line. I was shocked as I was driving up against the island, not the bank. Thankfully the people in my case weren't armed! :? :shock:
by supermat
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "declare" rule help at Snagproof
Replies: 82
Views: 4642

Re: "declare" rule help at Snagproof

Senkoboy, Sorry to hear about the situation but I'm glad you enjoyed the event as a whole. It was a lot of fun helping out. I didn't work the scales on day one, only day two so I really don't have any insights into how it all worked out. Dom, Thank you so much for keeping it cool about the short fis...
by supermat
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Braided Line?
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Braided Line?

I typically use a leader but when the sun goes down I occasionally get lazy and its straight 80 lb braid for me as well.
by supermat
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 3:16 Swimbait 1-up for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 531

3:16 Swimbait 1-up for sale

I've got a 3:16 1-up listed for sale on Ebay. After getting a bunch of offers we decided to put it on ebay to see what it would go for. This is a custom, one-of-a-kind Moderate fast sinking bait. Check it out: http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-3-16-Lure-Company-1-up-Swimbait-/270781425849?pt=LH_DefaultDoma...
by supermat
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone Else planning on watching the Fireworks @ Madviville?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Anyone Else planning on watching the Fireworks @ Madvivi

This was my first time watching the show out there... amazing! Fireworks for a solid 15 minutes with one of the better finales I've ever seen. I'd recommend it to anyone who knows their way around the delta and isn't afraid of a little night driving alongside hundreds of other boats. I met up with m...
by supermat
Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone Else planning on watching the Fireworks @ Madviville?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Anyone Else planning on watching the Fireworks @ Madvivi

I'll be there too, should be a fun one.

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