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Articles on all our Megabass products. Our Megabass lures can be used in any fishing situation. Learn about our Pro Staff’s favorite moments to use all their favorite Megabass lures.

We produce videos and articles on all our Megabass products.

Here are just a sample of our product article links.

Oneten Jerkbait

Deep-X 300

Dog-X Diamante

Dark Sleeper

These are just a handful of links you’ll find in our product tips and news articles. We continually work with our pro staff team to bring you new videos and articles on new Megabass baits.

Sleeper Gill – Enter the Bluegill’s World

SLEEPER GILL targets areas where other swimbaits fear to swim. Featuring a patent-pending adaptation of the dorsal fin weed guard pioneered by the Dark Sleeper, the SLEEPER GILL navigates through intricate cover areas with uncompromising action and impressive agility. Semi-hollow body construction allows for devastatingly effective hooksets to bring your newfound trophy home. Hop in …

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Fine Art Finish

Made by a Meister Fine Art Finish lures are painted on the third floor of the company’s main factory in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. While printing has long been used by many makers to create realistic finishes, Megabass prefers the artistry inherent in painting. Regardless of lure material, the assembly, polishing, leveling and painting are all …

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Topwater Fishing with the DOG-X DIAMANTE

We were able to dig into our archives to find elite series pro, Chris Zaldain sharing how the DOG-X DIAMANTE excels even in wind-blown conditions thanks to its high buoyancy and face-up posture. Covered in the video: – Why the DIAMANTE excels in choppy water – Correct rod length/taper for optimal efficiency – Picking the …

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Neko Rigging for Pressured Bass

When challenged with calm, sunny conditions, Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain’s first choice is to pick up a Neko Rigged soft plastic. Neko rigging for pressured bass is one of the most natural ways to present a soft plastic. His “go-to” Neko rig bait is the 4in bottle shrimp thanks to its subtle action and …

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Dynamic Frog Fishing with the Big Gabot

Frog fishing can take many forms, especially when it comes to matching forage. Learn from Megabass Pro, Chris Zaldain, that matching a variety of surface based forage, a hollow bodied frog can be utilized in many different scenarios when the fish are looking to the surface for their next meal. Dynamic frog fishing with the …

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Megabass Magdraft

Targeting Big Bass in 3 Different Areas Using the Magdraft Swimbait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhJW2QP-Q34Chris Zaldain explains tips and tricks on targeting big bass in 3 different areas using Magdraft swimbaits. Tune in to get the scoop on these techniques, so you can increase your chances of putting a true trophy in the boat on your next outing. Often overlooked for smaller presentations such as spinnerbaits and bladed jigs, the …

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Finesse Swim Baiting

Breaking down Finesse Swim Baiting with The Megabass Spark Shad and Hazedong Shad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92FQBUNuFJ8 Chris Zaldain is breaking down finesse swim baiting with the Megabass Spark shad and Hazedong Shad. More specifically, he shares when to utilize a ball head method with a Spark Shad or the drop swimming method with the Hazedong. -Start with the ball headed Spark Shad, looking for more aggressive fish in an area …

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Vision Oneten Jr +1

Fishing Main Lake Structure with the New Megabass Vision 110+1 Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6LMOvLQnNg&t=320s Chris Zaldain breaks down the key details he looks for when fishing main lake structure with the new Megabass Vision 110+1 Jr.  -Using the wind to dictate your starting areas can help dial in a lake quickly and effectively -How jerkbaits allow for more searching with your bait versus searching with electronics -The importance …

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Targeting Suspended Bass with The Megabass Deep-Six Crankbait

Chris Zaldain breaks down his approach to target suspended bass with the Megabass Deep-Six Crankbait. – Finding the correct depths are key.  Pay attention to when you’re marking fish above the bottom!  – Long casts are extremely important, as is matching the bait with the proper set up. – Fall and post spawn are ideal …

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3 Ways Spinning Gear Excels for Jerkbait Fishing

Fishing the Vision Oneten Jr for Late Summer Bass

One of the biggest myths in bass fishing, is that jerkbaits are limited to pre-spawn fishing. While this time of year is indeed the best times to throw a jerkbait, the lure remains productive all season long, especially given the profile and color options we see today. Fishing the Vision Oneten Jr for late summer …

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Vatalion 190

Ultra Shallow Water Glidebait fishing with the Vatalion 190

Chris Zaldain shows you how ultra shallow water glidebait fishing with the Vatalion 190 can help trigger strikes from massive bass foraging on bluegills! Take to the water with Chris to learn tips and tricks on how to deploy the Vatalion 190SF, and the gear that is need to throw this large profile bait. Gear …

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Jig Fishing with the Dark Sleeper Swimbait

Chris Zaldain gives the scoop on the swimbait that quickly filled a needed spot in his arsenal. Here’s how Jig fishing with the Dark Sleeper Swimbait can help put more fish in the boat on your next outing. – What makes the Dark Sleeper unique? – Type of areas and structure it thrives in – …

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Megabass Big Gabot Frog

How to Improve Your Frog Fishing with The Megabass Big Gabot Frog

Chris Zaldain takes to the topwater game with tips and tricks on how to improve your frog fishing with the Megabass Big Gabot. Whether you pop it or walk it, the Big Gabot’s Catamaran Mouth shatters expectations and attracts even the biggest predators.

Fishing the S-Crank for Springtime Bass

Spring is a time of great transition in bass fishing April is a key time in this phase. Throughout many parts of the country, April is the month where most spawning activity occurs. The exception to this would be the southern and northern tier of states. This activity would include those bass looking to build …

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Magdraft Swimbait

How to catch Big Bass on a MAGDRAFT Swimbait

With frontal conditions on the forecast, the rain will be falling, the boats will be running, and the bass will be hungry! Step onto the boat to fish with Megabass pro, Chris Zaldain, as he breaks down strategies for catching big bass on the Magdraft swimbait! Big fish hunting can make for some of the …

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Early Winter Jerkbait Fishing

Early Winter Jerkbait Fishing

Master These early winter Jerkbait fishing Techniques Without a doubt, jerkbait fishing is one of the most difficult techniques to master. Since jerkbaits rely on the angler to impart the strike-triggering action and conditions are constantly changing, anglers must consider and master an—at times daunting—list of variables to find success. Which Season is best for jerkbait fishing? …

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Spinnerbaits in the fall

Spinnerbaits in the Fall: Ripping the V-9

Fishing Spinnerbaits in the fall creates an epic bite Dropping water temperatures make bass more aggressive The fall transition begins slowly, but with the first few cold fronts comes drastically colder air—and big changes in water temps. Strong cold fronts will drop the water temperature very rapidly—sometimes as much as 5-10 degrees overnight. This plunge …

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Megabass Okashira Screwhead

Zaldain’s Soft Spybait Secrets

The Japanese technique known as “spybaiting” has gained widespread acclaim for its ability to draw strikes from clear-water bass, particularly suspended smallmouths. However, according to veteran pro Chris Zaldain, “it’s a well-known fact that you’re going to lose a lot of fish on it. No matter what hooks you use, 30 to 40 percent of …

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Megabass Megadog

Megabass Megadog: Fishing Big Topwater Lures

Chris Zaldain breaks down how to fish big topwater lures in various conditions. Topics covered: Retrieve variances for different conditions – When to apply a hard chop or when a smooth glide is the best approach. Ideal locations to target with a big topwater What to look for when you’re on the water, ambush points, …

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Flipping & Pitching Isolated Mats

  Chris Zaldain always has a 1oz + flipping/pitching rig ready to go when working shorelines.  – Target isolated mats and windblown grass patches– Don’t “texpose” your hook point– Make extra flips to the key points of each cover area– Hold your line for extra finesse, sensitivity, and old-school flipping! Bait: Bottle Shrimp 4″ Rod: Orochi …

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Megabass R.A.B. Knocker System

The patented Megabass R.A.B. system features a fixed weight on a free swinging rudder-like pivot. This unique balancer is designed to throw its weight side-to-side to accentuate the powerful movement of large topwaters and add a loud and enticing “knock”. The lure featured in this video is the i-Wing 135, but the R.A.B. system is …

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Megabass Big-M 7.5 for Ultra Deep Cranking 24ft +

How is ultra-deep cranking different from normal deep cranking? What areas of the lake do you target? Why, when, and most importantly, how? Chris Zaldain shares his tips for summertime ultra-deep cranking success with the new BIG-M 7.5. The Megabass Big-M 7.5 takes your deep cranking to depths of 24+ ft and beyond on 16lb …

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Megabass I-Wing 135 | Chris Zaldain

Trophy bass anglers rely on plus-sized lures to attract and trigger the biggest bass in any given system — this mentality extends beyond the swimbait category and into the topwater arena as well. Chris Zaldain demonstrates how to fish big and aggressive topwater baits to trigger pressured bass on a popular Texas fishery. Product featured …

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Shallow Summer Cranking

In most man-made lakes and river systems, a portion of the lake will have some off-colored water, current and shallow cover. While the percentage of bass that use shallow water may not equal the numbers of offshore bass, for those anglers willing explore it, the results can often be rewarding in both quantities and quality …

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Belly Hook Swimbaits

The birth of bass fishing swimbaits began in California decades ago. This was a closely guarded secret for many years, but slowly, tournament anglers began using swimbaits in events back east. Once the word got out, swimbaits spread like wildfire, and for a period, these California-produced baits were nearly impossible to get. Anglers were at …

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3 Ways Spinning Gear Excels for Jerkbait Fishing

3 Ways Spinning Gear Excels for Jerkbait Fishing

While most enthusiast bass anglers prefer casting gear over spinning, the latter has some definite advantages when fishing jerkbaits. Megabass Product Manager, Kenichi Iida, shares 3 practical reasons a spinning combo enhances jerkbait fishing under certain circumstances. He expands on the importance of casting distance, flexibility with cadence and the angle the rod can be …

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