For Elite Series pro Edwin Evers, if he had to choose just one bait during the fall, a lipless crankbait would be his choice.
As the summer heat gives way to cooler fall temperatures, you hook up the boat and head to a nearby lake planning on flipping shallow cover for aggressive bass. The problem is, as you pull up the ramp you realize that the water has dropped and the shallow cover you were planning on fishing is now high and dry.
Twenty years ago, there wasn't much of a debate over when the best time to use a spinnerbait was. If the conditions were overcast, the water was stained or there was a stiff breeze, the spinnerbait got the nod.
With heavy snowfalls through the winter, or extended rain across southern states, you can expect the annual spring ritual of sight fishing to be a challenge.
Not only does the right hook increase the number of fish you put in the boat, it can also increase the number of bites that you get.
In the search for the perfect plastic, many anglers overlook the fact that customizing their hook is just as important to finding success on the water.
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.
For most of us, changing the hooks out on a crankbait is typically an afterthought. Usually the thought of changing hooks occurs after a game-changing fish pulls off right at the boat.
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This page is a list of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series sponsors.