The blueprint for fishing laydowns

Three Elite Series pros detail how to build solid limits of bass from this ­underwater architecture

Best Laydown Baits

Bassmaster Elite Series pros Stephen Browning, John Crews and Davy Hite list their top baits for fishing laydowns for each season.

The Rapala DT10 is Hite's go-to bait  in winter.Laurie TisdaleThe Rapala DT10 is Hite's go-to bait in winter.
Winter

Browning: 7/16-ounce Jewel Bait Magnum Casting Jig

Crews: Texas rigged Missile Baits D Bomb, Spro McStick 110, Spro Little John MD 50 crankbait

Hite: Rapala DT10 crankbait, Buckeye Mop Jig

During spring, Browning  prefers a ChatterBait.Laurie TisdaleDuring spring, Browning prefers a ChatterBait.

 

 

 

Spring

Browning: 7/16-ounce Jewel Bait Magnum Casting Jig, spinnerbait, ChatterBait

Crews: Spro Little John 50 crankbait in spring craw hue, Texas rigged Missile Baits D Bomb, white swim jig and Missile Baits Twin Turbo plastic trailer

Hite: spinnerbait, square bill crankbait, Buckeye Mop Jig

Crews likes topwater baits in the summer but chooses the Bronzeye frog.Laurie TisdaleCrews likes topwater baits in the summer but chooses the Bronzeye frog.

Summer

Browning: square bill crankbait, 1/2-ounce War Eagle Spinnerbait, ChatterBait

Crews: Spro Dean Rojas Bronzeye Frog, Texas rigged Missile Baits D Bomb, Spro Fat John crankbait

Hite: Rapala X-Rap Pop, Rapala Scatter Rap crankbait, Buckeye Mop Jig and plastic craw

In fall, Hite switches gears and opts for a buzzbait.Laurie TisdaleIn fall, Hite switches gears and opts for a buzzbait.

 

Fall

Browning: square bill crankbait, spinnerbait, 9/16-ounce Jewel Bait Magnum Casting Jig

Crews: Spro Bronzeye Frog, Texas rigged Missile Baits Missile Craw, Spro Little John 50 crankbait

Hite: buzzbait, Trigger X Probe Worm on shaky jighead, Buckeye Mop Jig and plastic craw

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