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California pro Jared Lintner had a blast catching up to 40 bass on some days to finish ninth place on the upper Mississippi River. He used a hollow body plastic topwater frog, yellow in color, fished over heavily matted vegetation near the river channel. Alternatively, Lintner gave the bass a new look with a lure just introduced and designed by him for Jackall. The choice was a 4-inch black/blue/silver flake Archelon, a creature bait he designed for punching heavy vegetation. He rigged the lure to a 5/0 Eagle Claw TroKar hook, 1-ounce Eco Pro Tungsten weight, and G Money Punch Skirt for strike appeal. “When the fish missed the frog I’d punch the spot with the Archelon,” he explained.
Photo: Garrick Dixon