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Matt Reed: Picking the right gear

Nov 3, 2010

To be consistent, Elite Series pro Matt Reed advocates using the same gear ratio for nearly every application. There are times however, when he will switch during the spring when flipping heavy cover or for cold weather winter fishing.

Matt Reed: Shellbed Fishing

Nov 3, 2010

Elite Series pro Matt Reed points out that if he has a chance he will always fish a shellbed because the potential payout is definitely worth the effort. He describes how they tend to concentrate the fish, so you can make the same cast again and again and keep getting bit.

Matt Sphar: Dragging a tube

Nov 3, 2010

Elite Series pro and New York native Matt Sphar has some tips when it comes to using the tube jig in northern waters of the United States. He mentions how bottom contact is critical for success.

Matt Sphar: Drift sock action

Nov 3, 2010

When I'm using a drift sock, I'm fishing deep water explains Matt Sphar. He explains that a constant speed is critical to success.

Paul Elias: Marking the spot

Nov 3, 2010

Paul Elias has spent decades refining deep structure fishing. Read his tips to mark the spot and catch a boatload of bass.

Pete Ponds: Culling strategy

Nov 3, 2010

Elite Series pro Pete Ponds explains the benefits of good culling strategy to save time and prevent errors during a tournament.

Pete Ponds: Fishing Muddy Water

Nov 3, 2010

Pete Ponds explains dicusses the challenge of fishing muddy waters. As an Eite series pro, he has to make the most of the situation. Going back home isn't an option.

Pete Ponds: Success with smaller cranks

Nov 3, 2010

Elite Series pro Pete Ponds says a small crankbait is the perfect bait to run an aggressive postspawn pattern with. He says bite-sized,small-bodied crankbaits can be downright deadly under the right conditions.

Peter Thliveros: Slowing down

Nov 3, 2010

Peter Thliveros likes to pick an area, get settled in and fish for the winning catch. Making the most of his time, Thliveros says he's perfectly happy to focus on five or fewer spots.

Peter Thliveros: Split shotting

Nov 3, 2010

One of the best Carolina riggers on the Elite Series tournament trail, Florida's Peter Thliveros often turns to the split shot technique when a more aggressive presentation shuts down the bite completely.

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