Both David Mullins and Seth Feider landed smallmouth bass on crankbaits recently. That's always an adventure. It's easier for these Lake Champlain smallies, which almost always put on an aerial show, to throw the hook of multiple-treble-hooked crankbait. Between two fish catches, Mullins got his heart broken by a 5-pounder that jumped and threw his bait.
But half the equation is hooking 'em. And the crankbait bite is on. "Okay, don't put the crankbait down the rest of the day," Feider told himself.