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Brian Snowden-1: War Eagle 1/2-ounce Screaming Eagle spinnerbait — The reason I like the Screaming Eagle is because it’s got smaller blades so you can move the bait real quick. In the fall, the fish start to move up shallow, and they are really primarily feeding on shad. So, like on windy, cloudy days, we’ll run the bank a lot in the fall. It’s just a good way to cover a lot of water, and it produces a lot of big fish. Most of the time, you’re keeping it within a foot of the surface. And it’s got the weight on the rear (of the head), so it looks like a small profile, like a 1/4-ounce, but you can really keep it moving because of that weight. Blue heron is my kind-of go-to color in fairly clear to stained water. I like the gold/nickel willow leaf combination.
Photo: Andy Crawford