2013 Bassmaster Classic Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK, Feb 22 - 24, 2013

Chris Lane: Like the Beastie Boys said "Slow and low, that is the tempo."

10:49 am CST, Feb 22, 2013 | By Trey Reid

Fishing in cold water requires a slow presentation, but what most of us consider slow may not be slow enough. Defending Classic champ Chris Lane is demonstrating what slow really means. Fishing along a steep bank in Drowning Creek, Lane is making long casts with a jerkbait and then ripping the rod tip down four times to suspend the bait at the desired depth. And then he waits 10 seconds or more before turning the reel handle an inch. After a jerk and reel, he waits several seconds before moving the bait toward the boat. It's taking him up to a minute to make one cast and retrieve. Like the Beastie Boys said: Slow and low, that is the tempo.

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