Gerald Swindle shares his science and what to look for when fishing the backwaters. He describes where to fish, adjusting to the wind, baits to use and other variables.
Probably the best time to fish a tailrace on Southeastern reservoirs is in the summertime. Then oxygen levels are at their lowest on the lakes. So what you have is one big comfort zone, an area with cool water and plenty of oxygen, a magnet that attracts both small and spotted bass and sometimes largemouth.
Learn how hard cover and current can help to find the spotted bass as Greg Vinson shares his expertise. If he knows where a school of outsized spots is located, he'll "camp out" on them.
Greg Hackney give tips on getting Back to the roots
Greg Hackney gives tips on Stumpfield sweet spots
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.
Peter Thliveros likes to pick an area, get settled in and fish for the winning catch. Making the most of his time, Thliveros says he's perfectly happy to focus on five or fewer spots.
One of the best Carolina riggers on the Elite Series tournament trail, Florida's Peter Thliveros often turns to the split shot technique when a more aggressive presentation shuts down the bite completely.
Fred Roumbanis gives tips on Prowling Ponds for Progress.
New Jersey Bassmaster Elite Series pro angler Mike Iaconelli is an open book, just ask anyone.