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Top 5 Baits For September Bass Fishing!

September brings big bass if you know where to look! We have 5 key baits we rely on to catch fish as the early Fall patterns begin. September is a transitional month full of changing conditions and shifting fish. Let us help you get ahead of the curve so you can keep catching fish throughout the month!

As night time temperatures cool bass begin making moves. The day time temperatures remain the same, leaving many anglers scratching their heads about why the fish are moving. In today’s video Matt explains how the fish are moving, where they’re headed, then covers 5 key baits that you can use to catch them. He covers how to use a jerkbait, a shallow crankbait, a topwater, an underspin, and a jig to meet every situation during this transitional time.

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits Matt discussed in the video. He’s included the exact sizes, colors, and some of the gear he relies on as well. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

JERKBAITS (Soft and Hard)…
-Zoom Super Fluke:
Colors: Albino Shad, Electric Shad, Smokin Shad

-Jackall Rerange 110:
Colors: SG Threadfin, Blue Pearl Shad, HL Silver Shad

-SPRO Baby Fat John 50:
Colors: Matte Shad, Honey Shad, Nasty Shad

-Megabass Super-Z Z2:
Colors: Kasumi Ito, Hot Gill 2, Gillkko

-River2Sea Rover 128:
Colors: Abalone Shad, Ghost Minnow, Bone

-Teckel Kicknocker:
Colors: Bone, Lime Ice, Vanilla Ice

Head- Blade Runner 1/2 oz Spintrix:
Colors: Anchovy, Unpainted, Black Shad
Bait- Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swing Impact:
Colors: Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad

Head- Cool Baits 1/8 oz Down Under:
Colors: Black Silver, Ol Faithful, Silver Shad
Bait- Keitech 4″ Easy Shiner:
Colors: Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl

Jig- Dirty Jigs 1/2 oz Pitchin’ Jig:
Colors: Go To, Canterbury Craw, Molting Craw
Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver:
Colors: Green Pumpkin Red, Tramp Stamp

Jig- Keitech Tungsten 1/2 oz Football Jig:
Colors: Green Pumpkin Black, Dark Green Pumpkin
Trailer- Netbait Paca Chunk (Tiny):
Colors: Green Pumpkin, Green Pumpkin Red

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’2″ Medium:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 MGL:
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb Mono:

Rod- St. Croix Bass X 7’1″ Medium:
Reel- Shimano SLX Casting:
Line- Power Pro 40 lb Braid:
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 15 lb Mono:

Rod- Shimano SLX 6’10” Medium:
Reel- Shimano SLX MGL 70:
Line- Sunline 12 lb Fluorocarbon:

We have a variety of apparel items and custom lure designs available! Everything from hats, to hoodies, to crankbaits! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Apparel and Lure Designs:

Major Equipment We Use Daily…

Trolling Motor- Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics- Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors- Minn Kota Talons:
Net- Frabill Conservation PLD 2612:
Camera- GoPro Hero 9:

Favorite Tools and Gear…

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

#September #Bassfishing #FallFishing


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  1. You're a LEGEND and the best at thoroughly explaining applications along with equipment. I just started my channel @DBASSGODS …. Keep living the dream Matt, you're a wealth of knowledge and have done well adhering to your advice. Truly an inspiration! Oh yeah, I finally subscribed… To be fair I thought I already had….. Thanks for your time, dedication, and commitment to the growth of bass fishing and exploiting this new age tech. -Daniel Wallace

  2. I appreciate the good information and thinking on that for a few hours trying to get it set up I've got five poles so I try to keep setup different Bates by the way I fish a lake that's about 60 Acres and the other one's a little over 80 I only seem to catch half a pound to a pound on bass they never seem to get much bigger any suggestions that might help with the bass fishing I fish boat to shore 30 to 50 ft I used 7.5-in black with chartreuse tail use a jig a little bit topwater spook Jr well maybe you can help me out I'd appreciate it and very much enjoyed your video

  3. Thanks. This month I've noticed the stripes in the river chasing the freshly spawned shad. I've been throwing a cotton cordell silver spoon and fishing it fast in an up and down motion. They've been smoking them

  4. You are the absolute best! I have always loved fishing but I was taught using live bait. This past June I transitioned and started bass fishing. I have learned so much from your videos that I have gained the confidence to be able to consistently hook some slabs . Thank you and please keep them coming.

  5. Matt! I love that u guys moved because u mastered the California lakes and u guys branched out. We have so much love for u guys east of the Mississippi and hearing your tips is great

  6. いつかアメリカでバス釣りしてみたいなー。

  7. Thanks for all the pro tips Matt! I always have trouble throwing a weightless soft fluke on a casting set up, do you have any pointers for getting the best distance out of that style bait without destroying the spool and line? Thanks!

  8. Something I like in real shallow water is a Mann's Baby 1-minus in ghost white, fished like a crankbait. It runs super shallow, it will get hung up easier than a square bill but you can keep it just barely below the surface better than just about any crankbait.

  9. Thanks for the tips. I live in San Antonio Texas and i am new to Bass fishing. Its frustrating, hot, and algae everywhere and overwhelming at times. But i refuse to give up. Gonna keep trying!

  10. I love you guys are being specific of differences between north and southern locations; it's very helpful. I live in Quebec near Ontario, northern NY and Vermont; much differnent than south, west, and mid. We're all a little different but all lovn' our bass.

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