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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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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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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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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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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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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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Post Spawn Topwater Fishing

Post Spawn Topwater Fishing

One can imagine over a century ago, some innovative person observing largemouth bass attacking birds or snakes swimming, and then creating a crude topwater imitation to take advantage of the aggressive, opportunistic nature of bass. Today, topwater still remain one of the most effective and fun ways to catch bass in the warmer months. Topwater …

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Pre Spawn Jerkbait Fishing

Pre-Spawn Jerkbait Fishing

Each year, we learn more about the potential of the jerkbaits and refine our understanding of lure selection for every season and situation an angler will encounter. Jerkbaits have many different strike triggering qualities, including profile, color, action, water displacement and sound. At various times throughout the year, each one of these qualities can mean …

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How to Fish the Megabass ONETEN+2 Jerkbait

How to Fish the Megabass ONETEN+2 Jerkbait

Megabass expands their jerkbait lineup with the VISION ONETEN+2, a new class of jerkbait that delivers the tournament-proven ONETEN action in the 12-foot depth range using 12lb fluorocarbon. Professional bass angler Chris Zaldain explains why getting deeper can mean more bass in a lot of situations. For one, bass often suspend off the edge of …

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Megabass Sonic Side Flat Sided Crankbait

Megabass Sonic Side Flat Sided Crankbait

Flat-sided crankbaits catch bass all year, but they’re at their best during the prespawn period when water temps are cold but starting to warm. Professional bass angler Randy Blaukat details when and where to target bass with flat-sided crankbaits and how to fish them to catch quality prespawners.

Fall Transitions

Fishing the Fall Transition Bass fishing is an art and a science. Each year, our knowledge of the sport increases exponentially with new products, technology, and time on the water. However, one aspect remains the same; bass behavior and locations always change with the seasons. Understanding these underlying seasonal patterns are critical to becoming a …

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Casting Big Baits with Oliver Ngy

With more and more anglers casting big swimbaits, mechanics can be key to success. Come along as Oliver Ngy breaks down his casting mechanics when throwing big swimbaits. He covers the overhead “bomb” cast, the “roll” cast and also touches on skipping these big swimbaits under docks and structure. Suggested Setups: F10-711X ONAGER Baits: MAGDRAFT …

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3-Retrieves for Trophy Bass

Sure, we all see on instagram that big baits catch big fish…but how do they do it? Trophy Bass Hunter Oliver Ngy shares the three primary retrieve styles he employs on the way to double-digit monsters, utilizing the Megabass I-Slide 262T. When do you use a straight retrieve? When do you employ reel action (sharp …

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