When Chad Griffin seemingly came from nowhere to claim his first Elite Series victory on New York's Oneida Lake, many fans wondered how a rookie could topple the biggest names in the sport on a body of water he had never seen before.
While fluorocarbon is relatively new to bass fishing, any serious bass angler worth his salt knows that topwaters and fluorocarbon don't mix.
Read how at the 2009 Elite Series final, Chad Griffin complemented a topwater popper with a grass jig of his own making and won the tournament.
"When they're up in the grass, a soft plastic frog like a Gambler Cane Toad is going to be your best bet."
In this article, you can read about the technique of "dead sticking". Chris Lane points out how the slow-moving nature of the technique makes it a perfect choice to use early in the year.
Read Elite Series pro Cliff Pace's tips for painting crankbaits and become a casting Picasso.
For someone competing on a playing field that is constantly changing, the difference between success and failure on the water can sometimes be measured in the width of a few strands of a spinnerbait's skirt.
In this article, you can read why Dave Wolak likes to use plastic stickbaits that are 5 to 7 inches long.
In this article, you can read how for Dave Wolak, the flick shake under certain circumstances has the potential to save the day.
In this article, you can read how North Carolina's Dave Wolak has developed a system for ensuring the proper drag settings on both spinning and baitcasting reels.
In this article, you can read how Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dave Wolak pairs a small bait with a big hook and finds the perfect opportunity for the combination to shine.