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Elite anglers’ favorite baits

Elite anglers show off their absolute favorite baits for baggin' bass.

<p>As the 2015 Elite Series began, we caught up with some of the Elite field and asked them a very simple question- what's your favorite bait? Here's a look at the guys who not only had the answer, but had one ready to show off. </p>
As the 2015 Elite Series began, we caught up with some of the Elite field and asked them a very simple question- what's your favorite bait? Here's a look at the guys who not only had the answer, but had one ready to show off.
Randy Allen – XCite Baits swimming jig with swimming trailer
Photo: Jim Sexton - Randy Allen – XCite Baits swimming jig with swimming trailer
Casey Ashley –
Photo: Jay Kumar - Casey Ashley – "Pop Pop's" bait, the Roadrunner-style lure he used to win the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, which his dad made.
Scott Ashmore – Heddon Zara Spook
Photo: Jim Sexton - Scott Ashmore – Heddon Zara Spook
Stephen Browning – LIVETARGET Frog
Photo: Jim Sexton - Stephen Browning – LIVETARGET Frog
Brent Chapman – Tightlines UV Whiskered Beaver
Photo: Jim Sexton - Brent Chapman – Tightlines UV Whiskered Beaver
Jason Christie – Booyah spinnerbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Jason Christie – Booyah spinnerbait
Rick Clunn – Luck-E-Strike RC series of crankbaits
Photo: Jim Sexton - Rick Clunn – Luck-E-Strike RC series of crankbaits
Keith Combs – Strike King 6XD
Photo: Jim Sexton - Keith Combs – Strike King 6XD
Cliff Crochet – Humdinger spinnerbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Cliff Crochet – Humdinger spinnerbait
Kurt Dove – Ima Flit jerkbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kurt Dove – Ima Flit jerkbait
James Elam – Storm Wiggle Warts in green and orange
Photo: James Elam - James Elam – Storm Wiggle Warts in green and orange
Paul Elias – Mann's Reel'n Shad
Photo: Jim Sexton - Paul Elias – Mann's Reel'n Shad
Edwin Evers – Megabass 1.2 S-Crank STW crankbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Edwin Evers – Megabass 1.2 S-Crank STW crankbait
Todd Faircloth – 5-inch Strike King Ocho soft stickbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Todd Faircloth – 5-inch Strike King Ocho soft stickbait
Seth Feider – Rapala DT-10 and Outkast Juice Jig
Photo: Jim Sexton - Seth Feider – Rapala DT-10 and Outkast Juice Jig
Shaw Grigsby – Strike King Rage Bug
Photo: Jim Sexton - Shaw Grigsby – Strike King Rage Bug
Charlie Hartley – Black and blue jig with chunk
Photo: Jim Sexton - Charlie Hartley – Black and blue jig with chunk
Kevin Hawk – Duo Realis G87 20A deep diver
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kevin Hawk – Duo Realis G87 20A deep diver
Matt Herren – Santone Lures M-Series jig with Reaction Innovations Twerk Chunk
Photo: Jim Sexton - Matt Herren – Santone Lures M-Series jig with Reaction Innovations Twerk Chunk
Kenyon Hill – Zoom Z Craw
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kenyon Hill – Zoom Z Craw
Davy Hite – Rapala DT-6
Photo: Jim Sexton - Davy Hite – Rapala DT-6
Randy Howell – Livingston Lures Howeller Dream Master Classic
Photo: Jim Sexton - Randy Howell – Livingston Lures Howeller Dream Master Classic
Kelley Jaye – Yamamoto prototype jerkbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kelley Jaye – Yamamoto prototype jerkbait
Carl Jocumsen – Bassman spinnerbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Carl Jocumsen – Bassman spinnerbait
Alton Jones – Yum Dinger
Photo: Jim Sexton - Alton Jones – Yum Dinger
Kelly Jordon – Lucky Craft 1.5 flat side
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kelly Jordon – Lucky Craft 1.5 flat side
Mike Kernan – Strike King Shadalicious swimbait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Mike Kernan – Strike King Shadalicious swimbait
Jeff Kriet – Yo-Zuri Rattlin' Vibe
Photo: Jim Sexton - Jeff Kriet – Yo-Zuri Rattlin' Vibe
Chris Lane – Luck-E-Strike Drop Dead Craw
Photo: Jim Sexton - Chris Lane – Luck-E-Strike Drop Dead Craw
Brandon Lester – Spro Bronzeye Frog
Photo: Jim Sexton - Brandon Lester – Spro Bronzeye Frog
Jared Lintner – Jackall Iobee Frog
Photo: Jim Sexton - Jared Lintner – Jackall Iobee Frog
Stephen Longobardi – 6th Sense Crush 50X
Photo: Jim Sexton - Stephen Longobardi – 6th Sense Crush 50X
Bill Lowen – Tightlines UV Whiskered Beaver
Photo: Jim Sexton - Bill Lowen – Tightlines UV Whiskered Beaver
Aaron Martens – Drop shot with Roboworm in Aaron’s magic color
Photo: Jim Sexton - Aaron Martens – Drop shot with Roboworm in Aaron’s magic color
Mike McClelland – Spro RKCrawler 55
Photo: Jim Sexton - Mike McClelland – Spro RKCrawler 55
Jared Miller – Custom square bill made by Jeff Miller
Photo: Jim Sexton - Jared Miller – Custom square bill made by Jeff Miller
Paul Mueller – Reins Fat Rockvibe Shad
Photo: Jim Sexton - Paul Mueller – Reins Fat Rockvibe Shad
Chad Pipkens – Damiki DC-300
Photo: Jim Sexton - Chad Pipkens – Damiki DC-300
Keith Poche – Luck-E-Strike Series 5
Photo: Jim Sexton - Keith Poche – Luck-E-Strike Series 5
Matt Reed – Azuma Square Z square bill
Photo: Jim Sexton - Matt Reed – Azuma Square Z square bill
Dean Rojas - Spro Bronzeye Poppin' Frog, part of the Dean Rojas signature series
Photo: Jim Sexton - Dean Rojas - Spro Bronzeye Poppin' Frog, part of the Dean Rojas signature series
Scott Rook – Jewel finesse jig with Zoom Chunk
Photo: Jim Sexton - Scott Rook – Jewel finesse jig with Zoom Chunk
Fred Roumbanis – Ima Roumba wakebait
Photo: Jim Sexton - Fred Roumbanis – Ima Roumba wakebait
Zell Rowland – Rebel Pop-R
Photo: Jim Sexton - Zell Rowland – Rebel Pop-R
Bradley Roy – D & L Tackle Baby Advantage jig
Photo: Jim Sexton - Bradley Roy – D & L Tackle Baby Advantage jig
Joe Sancho – Jig-and-pig
Photo: Jim Sexton - Joe Sancho – Jig-and-pig
Casey Scanlon – Bass Kandi flipping jig
Photo: Jim Sexton - Casey Scanlon – Bass Kandi flipping jig
Bernie Schultz – Hosmer Mechanical Froggie with legs that kick when the line is pulled
Photo: Bernie Schultz - Bernie Schultz – Hosmer Mechanical Froggie with legs that kick when the line is pulled
Dennis Tietje – Strike King Red Eye Shad
Photo: Jim Sexton - Dennis Tietje – Strike King Red Eye Shad
Kevin VanDam – Strike King KVD 1.5 square bill
Photo: Jim Sexton - Kevin VanDam – Strike King KVD 1.5 square bill
Greg Vinson – Jig with Net Bait Paca Chunk
Photo: Jim Sexton - Greg Vinson – Jig with Net Bait Paca Chunk
Nate Wellman – Bass Assault Swim Jig
Photo: Jim Sexton - Nate Wellman – Bass Assault Swim Jig
Boo Woods – Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper
Photo: Jim Sexton - Boo Woods – Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper