Because none of the pros have a home lake advantage, it's best to choose low-percentage anglers who will give players a chance to beat the crowd.
My first exposure to wake baits came while competing in a B.A.S.S. event on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in the late 1980s.
In 2014, my season was bookended by luck, and I'm fortunate to report that it was good luck ... at least this time.
Fans who attended the launches and weigh-ins at Cayuga Lake shared their photos online with the hashtag #basselite! Here's what they captured.
Take to the water with Mark Davis as he fishes the second day of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite on Cayuga Lake.
Although largemouth will outnumber smallmouth this week, don’t overload on shallow grass guys. Docks and deep weedlines will lead to Top 12 finishes, too, and you might need at least one roster pick to target smallmouth.
Some crankbaits will create more resistance during the retrieve — or what’s referred to as “pull” — and those are the ones savvy pros search for.
Elite Series pro Bernie Schultz discusses his go-to minnow bait, the Rapala Scatter Rap.