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46 lb Striper Eats a Swimbait!!

Watch this fish of a lifetime destroy Shawn’s S-Waver 200 Swimbait! He’s fast-cranking the bait in heavy current when the giant inhales it. Ever wondered what it looks and feels like to catch a true MONSTER Bass? You’re about to experience it first hand!

These giant striped bass eat a tremendous amount of food to maintain their size. A large swimbait is an easy snack to these predators and the perfect lure to fool them. These fish don’t reach these sizes by making mistakes but its hard for them to pass on a big swimbait.

Shawn is a fishing guide that specializes in these monster bass. If you’re interested in fishing with him in pursuit of a giant, you can contact him by email. He’s currently booking trips for the fall bite. His email is

Shawn’s Setup…

Swimbait- S-Waver 200 Rainbow Trout:

Rod- Okuma Guide Select 7’11” XXH:
Reel- Komodo SS 6:1 Ratio:
Line- 80 lb Sufix 832:
Leader- Big Game Clear (50 lb):

Matt’s Setup…

Swimbait- Keitech 6.8″ Fat:
Hook- Matt Allen Swimbait Head 3/4 oz:

Rod- Megabass Destroyer Onager:
Reel- Shimano Conquest 300:
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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  1. Looks like the Lower Sac or Feather. Should have bonked it. That predator has probably eaten hundreds of endangered steelhead and salmon.

  2. Just watching some of your old videos. I caught a striper in my hone lake it was massive I got it on video. Video doesn’t do it justice check it out on my channel. I was in shock and didn’t weight because of water temps and I didn’t want to kill. It swam away strong

  3. Man, I hate it when a YouTube commercial for car insurance or man soap comes on right as the monster is about to surface. Thanks FooYube! Swines! Ye Gods! What a monster!

  4. Saw you guys fish on the pixie woods side of Stockton last Saturday….saw your emblem on your scion box….what are hitting there right now…was using a jerk bait n nothing!

  5. That's insane nice. My friend uses yellow swi.baifs and catches them from shore.southetn md..he got a 45 lb and a 42 lb same morning.. kept em gave us a ton of steaks
    Made soup outa the heads.big heads.dont fit in the butter and old bay it's the ticket

  6. That's criminal letting that big female go. Those are salmon killing machines, and will probably eat 1000s of salmon smolts in its life. These guides are killing the very livelihood they depend on by releasing that invasive fish.

  7. AMAZING! Someone who actually knows the right way to release a cow striper… so many hold 'em by the lips instead of the tail or try and drag 'em upriver hangin' 'em from the boat with a BOGA grip pinning the mouth open…

  8. @tacticalbassin what type of landing net are you using? I’ve tried many but really like that one! I see and like that the handle is extendable, but is it collapsible too?

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