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Underspin Bass Fishing – Everything You Need To Know

We aren’t holding back, this is EVERYTHING you need to know about fishing with underspins! We’ve included sizes, styles, colors, and more in this detailed analysis of underspin fishing.

The Heads/Hooks…
BladeRunner Underspin:
BladeRunner Screw Lock Underspin:
Cool Baits Underspin:
Fish Head Standup Underspin:
Picasso Double Barrel Underspin:
Owner Flashy Swimmer:
Owner Beast Flashy Swimmer:

The Baits…
Keitech Swing Impact Fat Swimbait:
Reaction Innovations Little Dipper:
Keitech Easy Shiner:
Basstrix 6″ Paddletail:
Strike King Rage Swimmer:

Matt’s Preferred Underspin Combo…
Rod- Zodias 7’2″ Heavy:
Reel- Curado 70 8:1 Ratio:
Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Matt’s Finesse Underspin Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 7′ Medium Spinning:
Reel- Stradic CI4+ 2500:
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid:
Leader- 8 lb Sunline Assassin:

Budget-Friendly Underspin Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 7′ Medium:
Reel- Shimano Casitas 150:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro:
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

The Underspin works year-round but shines through the cooler months. With recent advancements in hook/head designs you can fish an underpin virtually anywhere, paired with baits of virtually any size.

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  1. Any suggestions to improve my hook up ratio. Mine is very poor for underspins. On the other hand, I was getting a lot of strikes yesterday, and they would get off after 1 or 2 runs.

  2. I can't wait til this bite is on this fall, I love fishing paddle tail, soft body swrim baits. Not really got alot of confidence in monster baits yet but I got em and throw em. I love getting on a good fluke bite too man. I have wore some bass out with y'all fluke nose hook trick. I sometimes put a nail weight in it to get them tob fall horizontally or spiral or nose down, I play with them. That is a fun bite. I use fluke nose hooked with Aaron Martens finnese hooks and 10 or 12 pound invisx on a skeet Reese 7'3' mh jig worm rod. Probably not ideal but that suits my style

  3. I've been playing with alot of different combinations with heads and kei tech's and also skinny dippers and few other paddle tails. Have y'all tried that little Megabass spark shad paddle tail bait? Jw. I've found to get the most bites on schooling bass match the shad or minnows as closely as possible. Sometimes I have to go bigger to stand out then sometimes I have to go alot smaller. Most times I match as closely as I can. Idk why but works for me

  4. Does the underspin have to run true in order to get bites? I’m a complete newbie right now with the underspin and right now mine runs sideways instead of up-and-down with the blade underneath.

    Also, What’s your stand Matt on the picasso double barrel underspin?

  5. I know you will probably not read this but thank you for the advice on the Cool baits underspin never fished one in my life picked some up paired it with my 2.8 keitechs and wacked 40 fish in my small pressured pond. Would not of picked them up with out you talking about them. Thank you!

  6. hey guys. just bought a Dobyns Champion XP Cranking Rod 7' Med Hvy 705 paired with a curado 70. didnt really see any videos on that exact rod but wanted to see what you guys think about that particular setup?

  7. Idea for a video topic:

    They always say to fish the shade, banks, wind, structure, points, deep cover, etc. but when do you choose one strategy over another? Or what makes one more important over others on specific days. Obviously the weather is the determining factor, as well as pressure, etc. I just feel this is something thats never been covered. WHEN and WHY do you choose one thing over another…


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