Go ahead, drink in the sight of these unusual baits and digest the unorthodox methods the pros employ to catch bass with them.
I’ve been on Douglas Lake in Tennessee for the last several days. What a change this is! In Zapata, Texas, it was around the 100-degree mark, the water was bath warm and the fish were in their postspawn mode. Here it’s just the opposite.
Third-year Elite pro Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas, locked out 11 other finalists Monday in the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam, including his biggest threat after three rounds, four-time Bassmaster Classic champ and Zen master of bass fishing, Rick Clunn.
High winds on Falcon Lake Sunday morning, and a forecast that the winds will continue throughout the day, forced the postponement until Monday of the final day of the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam out of Zapata, Texas.
No one wanted a three-day tournament; postponement hurts Clunn most, but he has no quarrel with it, nor does anyone else.
Rick Clunn turned heads, first with his huge bag then as he walked on stage for the final 12.
"At the end of the day, if you have anything left to celebrate with, you didn’t fish hard enough." - Rick Clunn
Huntington, Texas, pro could dream the possibility of coming close to - or busting - the all-time four-day weight record set on Falcon five years ago.
Nine times out of 10, the strategy of “fishing your history” turns and bites the angler who tries to rely on past success. Not so for Keith Combs.
The pros name their favorites to fare well on Falcon Lake.