DiPalma's weapon of choice

Greg DiPalma intended to fish with a jig this week and by yesterday it was put away.

“They weren't eating it and I couldn’t figure out why, unless it was the way the current was setting up on my areas,” he said.

The decision was made after he lost five key smallmouth on Friday.

DiPalma described the bites as quick—the fish inhaled and exhaled the bait—so he added bulk to his plan of attack. He switched to a Carolina rig that he says allows him to make quick hooklets as the bass have a more bulky offering to mouth with the soft plastic.