Elite Series pro Charlie Hartley shares his strategy for keeping his plastics in top form throughout the year.
Kevin Hawk, a California native who now lives in Guntersville, Ala., is working toward becoming a Bassmaster Elite Series pro.
Bonnie Plants is sponsoring Elite Series pro Keith Poche to get kids outdoors and in the garden growing cabbages. Each one of them will have to work extremely hard to compete for the biggest cabbage. "These kids have the opportunity to win big money, just like the pros out on the water, if they are successful," explains Keith.
Jared Lintner joins Omega Custom Tackle Pro Staff. This partnership will include the introduction of a signature series bait to be known as "Jared's Righteous Pitching Jig."
During the fall, Tucker often relies on jerkbaits. Suspended bass in open water are typically some of the toughest fish to target. Tucker describes some techniques using jerkbait to lure them in.
For Elite Series pro Mark Tucker, the finesse jig is a lure with year-round applications. On clear water lakes Tucker can often be found tempting suspended bass with the bite-sized morsel.
Elite Series pro Mark Tucker points out that there are other options while fishing around and during the spawn. The Missouri pro often rigs his floating worm wacky style. Using a wacky rig, he can slowly twitch and shake the worm to entice strikes.
For tournament anglers, calling it quits early when the temperature climbs toward the triple digits isn't an option. Elite Series pro Mark Tyler explains how to fish the various forms of shade that can be present.
Mark Tyler explains how to find the "magic spot" where the catch seems endless. He recommends looking fo something that is isolated with many special characteristics.
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.