There is no doubt in my mind the Shimano Curado 200e is and was the best fishing reel ever made. These days I pair it with my heavy cover fishing rods for frog fishing, punching, flipping and anything that involves braided fishing line. These are basically antique fishing reels but they’ve held up to catching fish so awesomely well that I just can’t see myself replacing them. They do need a little TLC from time to time when I’m not on the water and I think a mouse got to my reel handle on my punching rod setup so I needed to replace it. I opted for a Hawg Tech handle over a standard Shimano replacement because my buddy makes them, they look pretty epic (matching my fishing rod), and they last longer than the one’s Shimano sells after market. We do a quick reel handle repair in this video and you can see how simple it is to swap out any standard reel handle with a new one as well as take a look at a giant fish catch using my technique specific cranking handle.

Hawg Tech Handle from Tackle Warehouse http://bit.ly/2lScaj8

Want to go super custom with colors to match your fishing rod, technique specific handles, and totally custom reel tabs start here https://www.hawgtech.com/

My punching rod Halo Ti 7′ 11″ http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Braided fishing line for punching http://bit.ly/2Uwy5fe

Hawg Tech tungsten weights http://bit.ly/2UNRO7g

Bass Attitude Mikeybalzz Fishing Hats and Merch http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ

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When you take big risks you get big rewards!! This is the most dangerous bass fishing on the planet, putting a big tungsten weight with a heavy action fishing rod under a mat can be totally + WORTH IT!!! Jacob Wall (FLW PRO) and I go to Lake Guntersville and flip mats and cast chattterbaits for big bass. Fishing heavy cover is worth it when it produces big fish and it did today we walk thru tip and techniques for targeting bass in late summer and fall – where, why, and how to find insane fishing in heavy vegetation and cover.

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What did we use to flip and fish heavy cover, fishing rods, fishing line, tungsten weights and chatterbaits all at Tackle Warehouse:

Halo Ti 7′ 11″ Heavy fishing rod http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Hawg Tech Tungsten Weights http://bit.ly/2UNRO7g

Chatterbait swimbait trailer http://bit.ly/2VLFbdp

65-80lbs Braided Fishing Line http://bit.ly/2Uwy5fe

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Bobber Stoppers Peg X http://bit.ly/2TUKuW2

Fishing lure creature bait for punching http://bit.ly/2Gd3fzk

Chatterbait bladed jig http://bit.ly/2luZiiQ

Best Flourocarbon fishing line http://bit.ly/2YjSLXd

Chatterbait fishing rod 7′ 2″ MH http://bit.ly/2YXZnKs

My Merch and hats http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ

Map we used to find fish http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

My Lowrance HDS-Live http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U

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If there is one fishing technique I love it’s flipping and punching heavy cover for bass. And right now on Lake Guntersville the mats are stacked with bass to target with heavy Hawg Tech tungsten weights, a heavy action fishing rod, and big braid. You can do it too by targeting matted vegetation on your home lake or body of water, all you need to do is find vegetation that makes a canopy for bass to live under. We go through how to catch fish in heavy cover late summer though fall and you’re going to love they way they bite !!!

Stinger punching soft plastic lure http://bit.ly/2Gd3fzk

Hawg Tech tungsten weights http://bit.ly/2UNRO7g

Halo Ti 7′ 11″ H punching fishing rod http://bit.ly/30ihBa4

Straight Shank Flipping Hook http://bit.ly/2FWb2CO

C Map for finding ditches and creeks http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D

My Lowrance HDS LIve 12 http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U

Best bobber stopper for holding tungsten weight in place http://bit.ly/2TUKuW2

Braided fishing line for punching http://bit.ly/2Uwy5fe

This is the best way to get great audio from your action camera and the best shot when fishing in POV or first person perspective situations like fishing. This rig is comfortable, adaptable, portable and light weight allowing you to shoot for extended periods of time without changing batteries.

I film video for when fishing for bass every time I’m on the water and it took some time to figure out a camera rig that offered the shot and audio I was looking for. This is what I came up with, hope its something that can work for you when fishing from the bank, from the boat, or even when shooting general videos highlighting your fishing exploits.

Setup is super easy and links to everything in the video are down below. Not going to lie, was holding this video back for awhile as I think it’ll really change the way people shoot video when out fishing but as usual I’m always down with sharing what I learn to help other anglers get better video catching bass!!!

Music Cred – Mase, Ah Aaaaaaahhhhh: https://soundcloud.com/maaaaase

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish
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Capture it all. This is not a cooking video. Fidget for the best video. Breaking content. Punching for fish the best way with tungsten and all you need to fish.

Yeah you saw that. All these pros lying about real fishing techniques. I don’t do that. Here’ s real fishing, real mat punching, real flipping mats.
Bait: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Crawdaddy_4_10pk/descpage-GBCD.html?from=mkfish

Tungsten: http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Reins_TG_Tungsten_Slip_Sinker_Heavy_Weight/descpage-RTGSS.html?from=mkfish

Camera – GoPro Hero 4 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/GoPro_HERO4_Silver_Camera/descpage-GPS4.html?from=mkfish

GoPro Shoulder Mount http://amzn.to/2lkPI0t

You need this graph – Lowrance 12 Ti:
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lowrance_Elite_12_Ti_Sonar/descpage-LET2.html?from=mkfish

 

Got out to Lake Okeechobee for a quick punching session and as the water is falling there’s alot of super skinny water to access. I was kicking up dirt with the trolling motor in this vid. Fishing was post frontal on a cold winter day in Florida. Late in the day I headed in to punch some mats with a Gambler BB Cricket and found one big 5lbs fish that was looking to eat.

Continue reading “When you’re punching mats kicking dirt with your trolling motor and it’s cold”

an unforgettable day captured by gopro fishing the florida everglades.  with the water low fish push out into the last remaining deep water – i.e. the canals; and it can make for a big bass smash.  it’s not about catching them, it’s more about catching the biggest ones you possibly can.  best 5 went around 37lbs all caught on magnum baits – D&M Custom Baits Flippin Craw and 1/2oz Reins Tungsten.