Kevin VanDam talks about the benefits of bouncing lipless crankbait. Natural terrain and weather conditions can change how you use your lipless crankbait.
Peter Thliveros took fishing a soft plastic minnow bait to the next level when he popularized the "Petey Rig," featuring a finesse weight pegged 10 to 12 inches in front of a weightless, Texas rigged Fluke.
While most topwater baits may look the same floating on the surface of the water, Oklahoma's Edwin Evers believes that differences in color, size and sound can make the difference between catching a few bass and loading the boat.
Over the course of his career, Grigsby has developed an affinity for spinning tackle and refined the best technique for landing big fish on light line.
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.