For a huge international vendor like SPRO to bring you on board to design their jerkbait series, you need a stellar reputation to start with, but the development process has opened professional angler Mike McClelland’s eyes even more to how well a jerkbait works year-round and under all conditions. Any time fish are chasing bait, the opportunity is there to catch them on one or another model in the all-encompassing SPRO jerkbait series designed by McClelland to match the different conditions that challenge anglers.
In Part 3 of 3, Mike McClelland of Bella Vista, AR takes tournament preparation one step further by downsizing his gear into two or three small “grab boxes” and “day bags” containing what worked for him in practice so that he can easily access everything he needs to use during the tournament.
In Part 2, professional angler Mike McClelland from Bella Vista, AR shows you all about bait preparation. One of the critical aspects to tournament preparation is that you can NOT afford to catch very many fish during practice if you expect to have a good tournament. Find out what McClelland does during practice to prep for competition.
Stephen Proctor of Pryor, Oklahoma, caught Toyota ShareLunker 549 from Lake Fork on November 21.
Many professional anglers break down tournament fishing into: 1) practice, 2) preparation and 3) competition. A pro will use what was learned during practice in order to narrow down and prepare the specific gear that will be used in competition. In Part 1 of 3, pro Mike McClelland of Bella Vista, Arkansas tells you how he prepares the gear he plans to depend on during competition.
Kelly Power and other top pros upgrade their buzzbaits like this. It helps them catch more bass – and you can too. Best of all, it’s so very easy to do – and deadly. Major events have been won this way. Pay close attention to everything Kelly shares with you, and see if it doesn’t improve your fall buzzbait success!
Professional angler and War Eagle pro-staffer Kelly Power of Cape Fair, MO shares a highly effective yet simple fall spinnerbait fishing tip with you. Give it a try and see if it doesn’t boost your fall spinnerbait fishing success!
Fishing on a little higher level than his many formidable competitors this week, Terry Butcher of Talala, OK creeled the heaviest limit of Day 1, the 2nd biggest limit of Day 2 and the heaviest limit again on Day 3 in order to win the fourth and final stop of the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma.
Photos from Sunday’s weigh-in action at the 2013 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament on Grand Lake.