Many yak anglers avoid smaller rivers full of blowdowns and rod-snapping brush. However, light fishing pressure means these waters can produce dandy bass. Jeremy Crowe of Grand Blanc, Mich., specializes in such streams. In 2017, Crowe won two River Bassin tourneys, one on Pennsylvania’s magnificent, wide Susquehanna; one on a stretch of Michigan’s Shiawassee River so tangled it might make an otter balk.
Here’s how he rigged his Jackson Coosa to make snaggy river floats doable.
All captions: Dave Mull