Fishing Tips

Post Spawn Crankbait Fishing for Big Bass with Chad Hoover

With Chad Hoover

The crankbait is one of the most effective tools you can use when bass leave spawning flats and hide out by the nearest available cover leading to deep water. The trick is to cast to the most obvious targets in sight – the corner of a big dock, an isolated boulder, a fallen tree reaching from the bank out toward the creek channel. These are the places that the biggest bass claim for themselves, where they ambush prey and regain some of the weight lost to the rigors of the spawn. And where they will attack a crankbait, if you put it there.

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Alex Rudd Finesse Fishing Squarebill Crankbait

With Alex Rudd

Downsizing your squarebill can help you get a few more bites for a couple of reasons. Not only will a smaller lure come through cover better than a big bait, but also, bass eat their young. Many are waiting for the eggs they just laid to hatch so they can prey on the swarm of thousands of tiny fry.

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Drop Shot Power Shot Tips and Tricks

With Alex Rudd

When it hit American shores from Japan, the drop shot was a finesse rig through and through. Light line, light weight, and worked best when fished slowly. As the technique migrated south, bass anglers accustomed to heavy line and faster tactics adapted the original concept to become something affectionately known as the Bubba Rig, or the power shot.

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