What is the best deep diving crankbait?
The best deep diving crankbait is a @StrikeKinglures 6XD. Hands down that's my favorite. It casts extremely well. The 6XD has an aggressive dive, and it follows contours better.
How were you mentally when they called the tourny for sunday and you had to fish on monday?
I was all ready to go fishing. It was a long day. I went back to my trailer & didn't really think about fishing. A lot of that tournament was not letting a lot of stuff get in my head. I couldn't do much about it so I just rested.
My hubby says that is the answer....
You can't control the uncontrolable
Keith, do you use swim jigs, and if so what is your preferred setup? (Jig, trailer, line,, reel speed, rod)
I am just learning how good a swim jig can be. I've been using a 3/8oz white & chartreuse @StrikeKingLures with a Strike King Caffeine Shad, Power Tackle PG143 6-10 rod and 20-lb Seaguar Tatsu.
What was it like fishing toe to toe with Rick Clunn? He is a legend and one my personal favorites in the sport.
He is one of my personal favorites in the sport, too. It was pretty cool. But, there are two ways to look at it. When you get a chance to win you want to fish against someone at Rick's caliber. It makes it a special win, but it is always really stressful.
I live near the Potomac river and am wondering what is the best jiging technique for a tidal river?
Thanks you keith combs you’re amazing.
Thanks! I appreciate it.
You can only have one set up-rod,reel,line,lure- on all spring, what would it be & what would you key in on?
That's a tough one. I'm going to go with a crankbait because it's so versatile. I would put it 15-pound Tatsu line, a 7-foot Powertackle PGC 170 and high gear ratio reel.
When did you know you had the winning pattern? Question from my hubby Pete G
When I laid them on the scale the final day! I knew I was fishing a pattern that had the potential to produce, but I only got 5-8 bites a day, so it was never a sure thing. I've fished Falcon so much I felt like I had a good shot
How are you preparing for the next event?
I'm not doing any prepractice there. Last time we were there, it was one of the best tournament of the year. I'm looking forward to it. The top guys last year fished deeper, so I'm going to keep a more open mind on this one!
Congrats on your win KC ! From your Marshall at Wheeler. Ya I picked you on my fantasy team. Fear KC in Texas!
Thanks! Just trying to take it all in. Wins don't come around often.
What’s your favorite light jig set up consist of rod/reel/line/ jig im talking no heavier than 3/8oz
I use a @StrikeKingLures Hack Attack jig, I seldom go lighter than 1/4. I use it when flipping 20-25lb Seaguar line, Power Tackle PG 104.5 and a reel with a fast gear ratio so you have better control.
Keith what hooks do u put on your 6XD's?
I usually replace them. I use Owner treble hooks - Owner Stingers.