Quit waiting until the last minute! Get your tackle prepped early this year and you’ll be ready for Spring. Don’t wait until products are backordered in March and April to find out you’re out of hooks, worms, or that favorite jerkbait. Spend a little time organizing your gear now and it will pay off in the long run.

Matt carries 4 “go boxes” with him all Spring long. Those 4 boxes contain swimbaits, treble hooks, assorted terminal tackle, and assorted hardbaits. This time of year its important to keep your tackle in waterproof boxes to avoid rust. These are the boxes we use…

-Plano Deep Waterproof Undivided Box: http://bit.ly/2WWIrU9
-Plano Deep Waterproof Divided Box: http://bit.ly/2xjccls
-Plano Standard Waterproof Divided Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

As you sort your tackle and select a variety of hard baits to carry its important to check the hooks, split rings, boxes, etc for damage. Be sure that your baits are ready for battle because in the coming weeks and months you’ll need them at a moment’s notice. Below is a break down of the gear Matt is carrying on board.

Swimbaits…

-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
-Baitsanity Explorer: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
-Triple Trout 8″: http://bit.ly/2E8Up5P
-Sneaky Pete: http://bit.ly/2RYCPFe
-Bull Shad 6″ and 7″: http://bit.ly/2eJ8gWM

Treble Hooks and Split Rings…

Standard Strength- Owner ST-36: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
Extra Strong- Owner ST-56: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Angled In Points- Gamakatsu EWG: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
Jerkbait Trebles- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
Split Rings- Owner Hyper Wire: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Assorted Hardbaits…
-Biggie Poppa Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
-Jackall TN-70 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh
-LV-500 Lipless: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
-Evergreen Lipless: http://bit.ly/2yzHKaC
-Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa
-Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb
-Jackall Rerange Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
-Lucky Craft Flash Pointer Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

A-Rig Components and Storage…

-Bladed A-Rig- http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
-Non-Bladed A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2nD76fw
-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads (in stock this week): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
-Keitech 4.8″ Fat Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
-Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper Swimbaits: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn
-Owner CPS Springs (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf
-Plano A-Rig Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2DUvbJN
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Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/2vgTOst
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in): http://bit.ly/2yRURSd
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB
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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hot Foot Throttle Control: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Favorite Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero7 Camera: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Promar Net: http://bit.ly/2dh9xQP
Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6
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50 Comments

  1. Michael Teaby

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    This is gonna be my year! It’s been a while since I’ve had a good one! Because of you guys, I now have the confidence again to go out and kick some Bass!! Big Bass🙏🏼

    Reply

  2. Jon Orech

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks, Guys. Just discovered your channel. Very informative and realistic…and it doesn't seem you have an agenda to get me to buy a specific brand of tackle. 2 questions about organization:
    I fish a ton of soft plastics. Have my hooks, weights, and jigs organized similar to yours. I have yet to find a great storage system for soft plastics. Right now, I have a hodge podge of worm bags, binders, and the like. Do you have any suggestions?
    Second, do you have a suggestion for spinnerbait storage? my spinner bait box looks like your A- rig bag!

    Thanks!

    Reply

  3. Croomrider97

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I live in Florida so I’ve been fishing year round!

    Reply

  4. Jacob Krueger

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you not use any rust tabs to absorb the moisture inside your boxes? I use them in waterproof boxes just in case the moisture gets trapped inside.

    Reply

  5. Call Sign RUB 1

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I keep an empty box in the boat labeled "Wet Box". When I switch out a bait the wet one goes in the wet box. That way I never mix wet stuff with the dry. Then at the end of the day I dry off everything before stowing it with its friends. I'm not always perfect with it, but try my best to extend the life of the tools.

    Reply

  6. Robbie Patterson

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What sizes for all those treble hooks and split rings? Thanks Guys

    Reply

  7. Djsnapper

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    any chance you can do a video on one box of lures and about 6 bags of soft baits to make it through the year for us poor folks? really like your videos. they helped me out tremendously.

    Reply

  8. dillon biedma

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    my buddy and i went to lake Hennessy in Calistoga for shits and giggles and caught one 5.2 another 5.5 and my buddy caught a 6.02 all off the same rock!

    Reply

  9. S Moore

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you guys find yourself throwing Huddleston’s or swingbaits/jointed swimbaits more often?

    Reply

  10. Philip Nguyen

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you

    Reply

  11. Kenny Mcc Fishing

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Great job Matt 👊👊👍👍

    Reply

  12. Matthew Horvitz

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    How do you feel about rust inhibitors?

    Reply

  13. Don Motley

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    i have already caught a 6.3 bass,first trip to the lake this year.bill lewis shallow crank.

    Reply

  14. Big Country outdoors

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Sick video as always guys tight lines have a blessed day

    Reply

  15. A Triple J

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    1 box for bank anglers? I bring all my tackle in a 40 pound back pack every time lol

    Reply

  16. Jacob Purvis

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I want to switch to braid this year and was wondering if a medium heavy rod would be light enough for reaction baits, jigs, and Texas rigging. Just curious since Matt says to down size you're rods when switching to braid. Also should I have a fluorocarbon or mono leader? I fish mostly muddy water so I was thinking mono but didn't know because of the sensitivity of fluorocarbon.

    Reply

  17. Russ Haight

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you guys have experience using kistler rods?

    Reply

  18. Edward Proctor

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Can you do a video on the megabass 110+2?

    Reply

  19. Kevin Watkins

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Sorry about your dead horse

    Reply

  20. eetechTom

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    An image just popped into my head of Tim and Matt loading up a dehydrator with crankbaits 😂

    Reply

  21. Mark Loedding

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you have an issue with the sun causing condensation when the boxes are closed? It happened to me with a waterproof work box that had a clear lid. Have you tried using silica beads for moisture? I was wondering if they would work well.

    Reply

  22. Zach Shott

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you typically only use a short shank hook when you want to upsize the hooks? Or do you just prefer SS when switching to EWG??

    Reply

  23. Joseph Acker

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    To keep any moisture from ruining your hooks and split rings, A: find stainless steel B: put 1 desicant pack in each bait box to absorb the moisture

    Reply

  24. Garrett Fynewever

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Can you do a video on how you sharpen your hooks?

    Reply

  25. Maineiac fishing

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Im so glad to see this video
    It's almost spring! We have a foot of snow on the ground but the spring train has no breaks

    Reply

  26. Dale Woods/ Mr ramdom

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Soak them in lime juice that will remove the rust or sense you are going to throw them away I'll take them

    Reply

  27. Dale Woods/ Mr ramdom

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Soak them in lime juice that will remove the rust or sense you are going to throw them away I'll take them

    Reply

  28. Joe Nothum

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Silica packs with the water proof boxes as a double layer of protection!

    Reply

  29. Richard Bossman

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Do you use dehumidifiers in your boxes?

    Reply

  30. Dan Dosreis

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    This is how you make luck .

    Reply

  31. BassGeek

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Good deal. Show us how you organize your crankbaits.

    Reply

  32. Call Sign RUB 1

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I toss in a few desicant bags in each box. You know, those things that say "do not eat" when you buy shoes or electronics or pills or whatever. They seem to keep moisture down pretty well. Bigget boxes might get 6 of em.

    Reply

  33. smoovefishing

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What hook sharpener are y’all using? And what’s everyone else uses also

    Reply

  34. Jake kroger

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Going home this weekend to pick my kayak and all of my fishing gear to bring it back down to the ozarks with me for the spring! I plan on doing my spring prep early so I can start hitting the water before March and when tourneys start! Helpful vid thank you

    Reply

  35. Harrison Nelson

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I don’t think you went over what size hooks you use for big swimbaits and jerk baits too. Anyone know?

    Reply

  36. garrett johnson

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What type of hook sharpener do yall recommend

    Reply

  37. Netos Trucking It

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks guys for the awesome video. Prepping my stuff for spring. Would love to see a video of how you guys went about getting ready for a tournament. Like what to use. Or a must need on your boat. Weather it’s rods/baits etc. For different scenario. Or just how to go about it. Doing my first kayak tournament in March. So kind of nervous on how to go about it. Thanks guys

    Reply

  38. Craig Holbrook

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    My kids laugh at me because I I have organised my tackle 3 times in 3 week's . 10 inches of snow last night . when the lce is off I will be ready

    Reply

  39. poolgy4

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Great video Matt. Love all of them. However I must disagree with one point. I’m a shore fisherman and carry five boxes. One topwater box, one soft plastic box, a terminal tackle box, a box for spinnerbaits and chatterbaits, and a small crankbait box. All fit comfortably in my backpack and never had and issues with my soft plastics box

    Reply

  40. Addicted Angler

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    i take those bad A rigs of ur hands lol

    Reply

  41. Matthew Haas

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    “Spring is fast approaching”…says the guy who doesn’t have 3ft of ice on all the lakes around him! 😭

    Reply

  42. John Fisers

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I love your videos and value your opinion what do you think of the spro bbz-1

    Reply

  43. Megazelda1723

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Have you guys considered doing a podcast?

    Reply

  44. Nick Vander Stelt

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Matt, what’s your initial impression of the Sneaky Pete? I want to get my hands on one

    Reply

  45. MrOmega855

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Excellent video bro. Cheers.👍

    Reply

  46. Jordan Bridgeo

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    What size hooks do you use on 1.5 size squarebills?

    Reply

  47. Evan Ainslie

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    is this nigga gay

    Reply

  48. Water and Ice Outdoors

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I want to tackle prep but I still have three months until bass opener……..:( Great video!

    Reply

  49. Jeremy Miller

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    I've been experimenting with photo storage boxes for tackle organization. Iris makes em and they're like $15-30 bucks. For crankbaits, jigs, spinners, plastics. There 4×6 boxes inside another plastic case. Incredibly durable box and handle. I made a spring box. Summer box and fall box. Their not waterproof but definitely a cheap alternative. I have atleast 10 pounds of plastic in one. No issues.. all organized by color and type. Creature worm etc etc.

    Reply

  50. Jacob Schuh

    February 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Whats funny Matt is I have been doing this all winter. Here in Kansas we have a lot of down time

    Reply

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