Elite Series pro Marty Robinson explains that weighted-bait hook techniques have been around for a while. He talks about how using them allows him to fish faster and cover more ground when the fish are aggressive.
Elite Series pro Marty Stone points out that there are times when fishing a crankbait in open water can be really productive. In clear water, a fast retrieve also has the capability to draw bass from great distances and your chances of hooking up are better says Stone.
Elite Angler Marty Stone explains that tungsten allows him to feel more bites whether he's flipping or dragging a Carolina rig in 30 feet of water. Because tungsten is harder than lead, it translates bottom composition and structure and helps you to understand what's going on down there.
Elite Series pro Matt Reed outlines scednarios where light bait is effective in the deep waters. Using a light bait can make all the difference in your day.
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.
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.
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.
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 has spent decades refining deep structure fishing. Read his tips to mark the spot and catch a boatload of bass.
Elite Series pro Pete Ponds explains the benefits of good culling strategy to save time and prevent errors during a tournament.