As the water temperatures dip into the low 50s across much of the southern half of the United States, diehard bass anglers often turn their attention from shallow water to deep structure in order to catch winter bass.
Elite Series pro James Niggemeyer shares his tips for shallow cranking in cold water.
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When Bassmaster Elite Series angler Tommy Biffle is among the leaders of a Bassmaster event, count on him being at the top because of a jig or soft plastic bait dressed with rattles.
Despite less-than-ideal conditions, Mark Tucker of St. Louis topped his Day 1 catch that increased his lead and put him in position to win on Lewisville Lake.
This gallery features photos from day two of the 2011 Central Open #1, Lake Lewisville, Texas.
Despite the weather, high hopes prevail for the first Bass Pro Shops Central Open.
No rest for the weary in Kriet's schedule.
This photo gallery features images from the 2011 Central Open #1. The 2011 Central Open was held on Lake Lewisville, Texas.
Anyone who has ever attempted to coax a bedding bass into biting knows well the frustrations the technique can often carry. Chief among them is the bass' disinterest in the angler's offering.