The spools Hackney prefers are larger than those of pretty much every other Elite Series angler on tour, and most likely the ones you’re using too.
Elite Series pro Edwin Evers picks his 5 favorite lures for tricking bass this time of year.
Elite Series pro Bernie Schultz takes us inside his Ranger boat.
All secrets must be let out of the bag eventually, but delaying the announcement is something Shane Lehew and his father Troy could control. Paul Elias made the Alabama Rig famous when he won on Lake Guntersville in October of 2011. Not long after that event, the Lehews cleaned up tournaments on Lake Norman throwing the Alabama Rig. But not just any A-Rig.
It’s jerkbait season, and many tournaments are taking less weight to win than they have in previous months. To win, you often need a kicker fish.
Elite Series pro Shaw Grigsby invites you to take a tour of his boat.
Hawgtech makes lightweight and incredibly strong carbon fiber reel handles that feature interchangeable knobs.
What is it? O.S.P.’s newest shallow-water crashing crankbait, the Blitz Max. What does it do? O.S.P. designed the Blitz Max as a big-bodied crankbait that excels at attracting big bass from treacherous cover. The action, size, snaglessness and ability to get into heavy cover are all traits that O.S.P. reports attracts bigger bites. Plus, you’d be hard pressed to find a more durable hardbait on the market. How do I use it? Like a squarebill crankbait; in and around stumps, rocks, wood and other shallow cover.
Another one of our Facebook readers, Dustin Keys, wants to know what out-of-pocket baits I use, and why. By out-of-pocket I assume he means those lures that I buy myself, those that do not come from sponsors. In truth I don’t use a lot of them. I have top-shelf sponsors. Their baits seem to work in most situations I’m faced with in B.A.S.S. tournaments. There are exceptions, however.
What is it? MagicEzy’s 9 Second Chip Fix and Hairline Fix. What does it do? As the names imply, these little miracle tubes are designed to fix up your boat’s dings, dents, scratches and cracks in a matter of seconds. The Chip Fix fills in, well, chips, and the Hairline Fix takes care of those annoying hairline chips that come with wear, tear and age.