Bobby Lane, Floridian and 2008 Rookie of the Year in the Bassmaster Elite Series, may not have developed his swimbait knowledge over the long term, but at the 2009 Elite Series event on Kentucky Lake he showed that he's a quick study.
Duckett says that as novice anglers begin to acquire more knowledge about the sport, they tend to complicate things. That's where most weekend anglers get into trouble.
While the former Classic Champion has some general guidelines for selecting a color for his topwater, he isn't restricted by norms, notions or rules.
Cast, crank, repeat. Compared to the Rat-L-Trap, few lures on the market produce more consistently with as little effort or expertise.
Brushpiles can also be a deadly technique after the dog days have passed and bass begin to cruise the shallows — if you know where to put them and how to fish them.
"Most people think that if you throw a deep diving crankbait in shallow water, it's going to get hung up, but it doesn't," says the Oklahoma pro.
A willow wizard himself, Hallman knows that when the bass are in the willows, big limits will be weighed in.
A lot of the best uses of technology can come from the desktop personal computer you have at home or a laptop that you take on the road.
On his home waters of Table Rock Lake, Snowden has become a master at cashing checks by coaxing bass from deep water treetops.
"Finding the thermocline is especially helpful in the summer when you're fishing vertically in deep, clear reservoirs."