The bass can't leave Dustin Wilks' crankbait alone. It's a homemade number that a friend in North Carolina makes, and the body and bill angle remind me of a Mann's 1-Minus. Nothing against the Mann's, but this is a hand-carved wooden gem. Though BASSTrakk says he's caught 10 fish, we've watched him catch no less than 18.
Aaron Martens has found a groove. He just whooped and hollered after landing a 1 1/2-pounder, then caught a short two casts later. McDade's wealth of hungry bass are just what he needs.