Handlining Winter Bass — Tip-up Ice Fishing

Thanks for watching today’s video. Sorry it took me so long to get a new one up. I’ve been busy on that work and fishing grind, but I love it! Huge S/O to Dan for showing me around his local pond waters and doing 99.9% of the tip-up labor. This dude is basically a guide when it comes to tip-up fishing. I know that this may not be the most eventful video yet but I still hope you enjoyed! Tune in for some ice fishing as this LONG Illinois winter pushes on. Stay tuned homies.
—Young Plugg

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Weather Conditions:
Precipitation: None
Sky: Strong overcast with afternoon sun
Air Temperature: 38-40oF
Wind: 10mph
Time: 8am-3:45pm CT

Tip ups: Beaver Dam tip-ups
Hooks: VMC Treble
Auger: StrikeMaster Lazor Mag
Fishfinder/flasher: Vexilar FL-18
Rod: 24” Langer Rods Ice Rod
Reel: Shimano Sienna 500D
Line: 4lb Seaguar Invizx
Spoon: Sweetish Pimple
Bait: Large shiners/large bullheads



There are a lot of big winter bass sitting out there waiting to be caught! If you guys live in a part of the country that you can get out and still go fishing I would urge you to do so. A lot of people think that winter means fishing is over. Some of the biggest and best bags of bass have come in the dead of winter on the baits featured in this list! So put on your skippys and get out there and go catch some bass!

All the baits on the list were chosen from past experience and success with these baits! Check out the links below to see them all in action on some winter time bass!

—Ben’s EXCELLENT video for blade baits!—

(WATCH THIS Ben goes to work on them!)

—Cranking videos—

—Vertical jigging videos—

—Jerkbait videos—

—Bassquest PB (10lb Bass) on a Lipless—

(Caleb is a wizard with a lipless)

I neglected to mention rod and reel for the last two baits:

Jig – 7’3 MH G-Rod Game Changer – 7:1 – 15lb

All vertical jigging – 7 M spinning rod – 2500 size reel – 15lb braid to 8lb fluro


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Cranking Winter Bass with Timmy Horton

Timmy Horton shares some of his tips for targeting winter bass with a crankbait.

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TacticalBassin’s CRAZIEST High End Rods & Reels!

The Holiday Buyer’s Guide continues with a look at some of the highest-end tackle on the market! Do you love nice tackle? Are you looking to up your game?! This video is for you!!

Shimano Expride Casting Rods:
Shimano Expride Spinning Rods:

Preferred Models of Expride:
-7’11” XH (AMAZING Flippin Stick),
-7’3″ XH (Lightest Frog Rod we’ve ever used!)
-7’2″ H (Great all-around rod)
-6’10” M (Matt’s Favorite Jerkbait Rod)
-7′ M Spinning (Great all-around for Dropshot, Shaky Head, Tube, etc)

G Loomis GLX Casting Rods:
G Loomis GLX Spinning Rods:

Preferred Models of GLX…
-853C JWR (Tim’s Dropshot, Texas Rig, light jig, small swimbaits)
-893C JWR (Great all-around rod for jigs, t-rigs, reaction, etc.)
-894C JWR (AWESOME jig Rod!)
-852S JWR (Tim’s Favorite Senko Rod- Spinning)

G Loomis NRX Casting Rods:
G Loomis NRX Spinning Rods:

Preferred Models of NRX…
-852C JWR (Awesome Dropshot, Light Shaky Head, 2.8 Keitech, etc)
-853C JWR ( Shaky Head, T-Rig, Small Swimbaits, light jigs)
-894C JWR ( INCREDIBLE Jig Rod, Basstrix, Keitech, Swim Jig)
-822S DSR (Dropshot Spinning)
-822S SYR (ShakyHead Spinning)

Megabass Destroyer Casting Rods:
Megabass Destroyer Spinning Rods:

Preferred Destroyer Models…
OneTen Special (Tim’s Favorite Jerkbait Rod)
Daemos ( Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, other reaction baits)
Onager (Big Glidebaits & Soft Swimbaits, Incredibly light weight)
Addermine (Spinning Ultralight Presentations)

Daiwa Steez SVF AGS Casting Rods:
Daiwa Steez SVF AGS Spinning Rods:
Daiwa Steez Compile-X Casting Rods:

Daiwa Steez Models…
8′ Compile-X (Amazing Flipping and Punching Rod!)
7’2″ Med/Hvy (GREAT all-around rod for reaction, jigs, T-Rigs, etc)
7’1″ Heavy (Heavy Paddletail Swimbaits, Jigs)
7′ Med/Lt Spinning (Dropshot, Shaky, Tube)
7′ Med/Lt X Fast Spinning (Dropshot, Ned, Ultra Finesse)

G Loomis Conquest Casting Rods:
G Loomis Conquest Spinning Rods:

Conquest Rod Models…
7′ Med (T-rigs, Topwater, Reaction, small swimbaits)
7′ Med/Heavy (Jigs, T-Rigs, Reaction)
7’6″ Med/Heavy (Small Glidebait, Jigs, T-Rigs, Pitch)
7’6″ Heavy (Flipping, Small swimbaits, Frogs)

High End Casting Reels We Recommend By Brand:

Antares- Heavy techniques/All around:
Metanium MGL- All-Around:
Aldebaran 50- Finesse + Light Reaction:
Conquest 300 Reel- High End Swimbait:

Ryoga Shrapnel JDM- High End Swimbait:
Steez SV TWS- All Around Performance:
Steez SV- All Around Braided line Applications:

Abu Garcia…
Revo MGX- Finesse:
Revo MGXTREME2- Lightest Revo, Finesse:

High-End Spinning Reels By Brand:

Stella FI:
Sustain FI:
Exsence 3000 (INCREDIBLY LIGHT):

Steez EX:

Preferred Line Choices…
Braided- MaxCuatro:
Braided- Sufix 832:
Fluoro- Sunline Asassin:
Fluro- Seguar AbrazX:
Mono- Maxima Ultragreen:

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