When the umbrella rig craze hit last fall, everyone thought you had to be throwing 6-inch swimbaits because that’s what Paul Elias used in his breakthrough win. Well, that was the exception, not the rule.
In this episode of Bass Fishing 101, Elite Series pro John Crews talks about shallow-running crankbaits, including when and where to use them.
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The Texas pro has proved that fishing in the dead of summer can be extremely rewarding. You just have to get a little sweaty.
According to Rapala, this bait perfectly mimics a wounded, struggling baitfish as it hobbles along in shallow water or on the surface.
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For the trip — and fish — of a lifetime, make a break for the border. Just don't forget your flippin' stick.
The twist on these swimbaits is in the scent, which is said to incite aggressive reactions from bass.
Trevor Fitzgerald is a full-time policeman from Ocala, Fla., who has been a bass nut and rod perfectionist for decades. He's got a pretty firm grasp on what makes a good rod.