Fishing Tiny Backwaters For Angry Bass | Florida Bass Fishing!

Welcome to the everglades! The bass are big and aggressive in this beautiful backwater jungle! The environment is unlike any other fishery in the country but the bass and alligators both love to eat topwater and swimbaits. If you’ve ever wondered what its like to fish this amazing fishery, come along for an exciting ride through the backwaters of Southern Florida!

Tim met up with good friends Coop and Cobi for this adventure. The 3 anglers ventured deep into the swamp in search of big bass and they found what they were looking for! The most amazing part of the experience is that bass in this unique environment ate all the same baits as largemouth at home. The fish were happy to rise up on frogs, poppers, and vixens, and were just as likely to eat a glide bait. It proved yet again that a bass’ basic instincts are the same regardless of the environment it grew up in.

Below you’ll find a list of the baits and gear the guys were using as they explored the glades. We’ve also included links to Cobi and Coop’s instagram accounts, as well as a link to our “Edits” playlist for other videos with this style of editing. We hope you enjoyed this everglades adventure!

– TacticalBassin “Edits” Playlist:
-Coop’s Instagram:
-Cobi’s Instragram:

The baits…
-S-Waver 168 Glide Bait (Light Trout):
-Lobina Rio Rico Popper (Rick Clunn Aurora Ice):
-Bully Wa 2 65 Frog (Little Allen):
-Z Man Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz (Bite Delight):
-Whopper Plopper 130 Topwater (Loon):
-Reaction Innovations Vixen Topwater (Bone, Silver Flitter Shad):
-Strike King Rage Bug (TW Green Pumpkin):

All-Around Combo (Jackhammer, Whopper Plopper, Glide Bait)…
Rod- Shimano Expride 7’2″ MH:
Reel- Metanium DC HG:
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:
Leader- 15/20 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Version of All-Around Combo…
Rod- Shimano SLX 7’2″ MH:
Reel- SLX 150 DC HG:
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braid:
Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

What we wear…

Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in):
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):

Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Hot Foot Throttle Control:
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security:

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero7 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Frabill Net:
Lure Retriever:

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31 Responses

  1. Finally TB has entered the next level of videos and editing. Next stop= 1m subs. No one more deserving

  2. Joshua D. says:

    Sick editing Tim, Wow! Wow! Wow! Unreal!!!!!!!!

  3. Jay Callahan says:

    Great video But it was too short

  4. Shmack 916 says:

    How do I book a guide trip guys lol I just wanna soak up the game

  5. MrBadmood34 says:

    Wow..what a cinematic uptake in a video! Awesome footage Tim! Those slow motion gator tracks are freakin cool. Thank god we had Matt in the background to do all that editing..LOL

  6. seyhade says:

    Wuau spectacular video.

  7. Amazing video and slow-mo, I thought that gator was gonna destroy that topwater!!

  8. John Baker says:

    GREAT photography! πŸ‘ Yeah, that fish was definitely rubbing it in, but still a good day. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ž

  9. Vohqzii says:

    Can never go wrong watching TacticalBassin.. awesome video, the gator knew that plopper was fake when you stopped it lmao

  10. jared k says:

    Cool vid Tim, the good music fit well on this vid I enjoyed it for something a little diff. Looks like you caught some nice ones.

  11. Jeff Garrett says:

    Tim, that is some sick editing bro. Such a pleasure to watch. Thank you guys for all you do

  12. Jim Thompson says:

    Awesome shot of that fish spitting the bait and swimming off.

  13. nick lelouis says:

    Awesome video on your way back to Cali stop off in south Mississippi and do a video for us!

  14. Jamie Rawson says:

    Great video… love the added music to the fishing… good $h!t

  15. Yeeeeah I'm not really into these type of videos. Although I still hit the like button just to show my appreciation.

  16. πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘That was awesome!!

  17. One of the best edited vidoes, and fantastic music to it.

    Very cool….

  18. Ted McCarthy says:

    Awesome Tim!!!!!! Great video 🎣🎣🎣

  19. Dave Rice says:

    Outstanding video! Just curious – what test were using for the gator?

  20. RyAn Noel says:

    Those gators add a level of excitement to landing and releasing those bass

  21. You went to Florida and didn't stop and pick me up?!?! WTH Dude! πŸ˜€

  22. Alfy says:


  23. That's some next level editing right there Tim. Well done brother!

  24. wgm3rd says:

    Must be wild to get follow from alligators!

  25. Looks like an incredible place!

  26. Prefer the tutorials but, this is cool to- I think I enjoyed that slide guitar piece almost as much as watching you guys catch some awesome fish. That is the absolute perfect place to fish with a kayak imo- as long as you're not afraid of the gators- which I'm not really. Not that I would want to hug one of them or anything but, I don't worry about them bothering me as long as I don't bother them. That said, I would definitely want a good pistol with me, just in case one of them decides my kayak is actually a sexy lady gator he would like to "get to know" – lol I wonder if you would get in trouble for shooting one if he was trying to get to close, I bet you would cause how could you prove that? If they let ppl off with that poachers would just go shoot one and say it was trying to attack them. Either way, one day I'm gonna fish that place- it's only about an 8 hr. drive for me.

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