Hartman’s tackle lineup

You can see the rest in the top lures gallery that will appear here on Tuesday, but in the meantime Jamie Hartman shared with me this tackle lineup. 

A 1/2-ounce vibrating jig with 3.75-inch Riot Baits T3 Tattletail Swimbait for a trailer is a top choice. Another is a 4.75-inch Riot Baits The Synth finesse worm, green pumpkin neon pattern. Depending on wind speed, he completed the rig with 3/8 or 1/2-ounce weights, and 2/0 Owner All Purpose Worm Hook.

“It’s a big deal to tip the tail with chartreuse dye,” he said of the finesse worm. 

Another key is his rod. It’s a 7’ 4”medium/heavy action Cashion Drop Shot Rod. 
“Even though it’s a medium/heavy action, the longer length provides the backbone needed for landing these big largemouth,” he said.