September has been a crazy month. It’s usually pretty warm, but this year the weather has been unusually cool, especially the nights. That means the smallmouth are shallower than normal.
It pays to think "outside the box" when assessing how and when to use lures.Many baits are stereotyped for specific situations, and in the case of soft plastics, that includes how we rig them.
Soft plastic manufacturers are doing a good job of giving anglers excellent colors, but there are times when you may need to tweak a bait to suit your need or preference.
Elite Series pro Dave Wolak says to quit beating your head against the wall and start beating the bank during summer doldrums.
Elite Series angler Greg Hackney explains the simplicity of lure colors.