Implement Marty Stone's tips to show this "new" bait to a generation of bass that have never seen it.
All modern hooks are sharp and any style will hook a bass securely if it's inside their mouth. There's never a problem with that.
Boyd Ducketts explains how to use the drop shot properly, you'll catch more fish that way.
"Most people think that if you throw a deep diving crankbait in shallow water, it's going to get hung up, but it doesn't," says the Oklahoma pro.
Savvy smallmouth anglers have learned from experience that the best way to catch a trophy-size brown bass is to offer it a magnum-size meal.
There are days when bass roam far from their home base in a brushpile or weedbed, but more often, you've got to hit or penetrate the cover with your baits to catch fish.
Crankbaiting in cold water is not really a popular technique because it doesn't work all the time, but there are definitely times and places where crankbaits will outperform any other lure this time of year.