"When you see a shad separated from a school, you will see a little wake," explains Elite pro Brian Snowden. "The bass thinks the waking bait is an injured or separated baitfish. To a feeding bass, that's an easy meal."
Paul Elias on why he likes to fish with hard nose baits.
Pros prepare for their first day on the Potomac for the Elite Series Capital Clash.
So a bunch of pro bass fishermen were playing Texas hold 'em in a Buffalo hotel room and, lo and behold, a fishing tournament broke out.
Bryan Kerchal's Bassmaster Classic win story
Of all the big names who struggled Thursday, none was bigger than VanDam, the two-time Classic champ who couldn't even manage to boat a limit from Clarks Hill Lake.
"I put Super Glue on all my cuts, try to keep them closed up. I'm going to need stitches on a couple of these cuts."
We asked the final 12 to share what patterns and lures they used to make the cut and what was the single greatest factor in their success.
The two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, brought in consecutive 30-pound plus limits during the first two days of competition.
What are the thoughts of the 12 anglers remaining in the Golden State Shootout?