Randy Sullivan follow-up bait

What a beautiful morning we have on Lake Champlain for Day 1 of the Bassmaster Elite Series event.

Our first stop was on Randy Sullivan. I watched  Randy set the hook on a fish, and he missed him. He said, “I saw the fish follow the bait out from the grass as he just missed it.“

Randy immediately grabbed a follow-up bait and pitched it back to the target. So I had to ask what he was using for a follow-up bait. He said he’s throwing a 1/2-ounce small profile jig, and if the fish short strikes he immediately follows up with a Beaver creature bait.