In Part 5, Bassmaster Elite Series and PAA pro Brian Snowden of Reeds Spring, Missouri will continue to detail the nuances of when to use specific crankbait models, how to modify them to suspend, how to select crankbait colors and what rod, reel and line set-ups to use for cold cranking.
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Bassmaster Elite Series and PAA pro Brian Snowden of Reeds Spring, Missouri divides late season cold water cranking into two different phases, depending on water temperature. He tells you what crankbaits to use, how to retrieve them and what areas of water to target within these temperature ranges.
2013 Bassmaster Classic champ and PAA pro Cliff Pace of Petal, Mississippi is usually at home this time of the year. It’s off-season for the pro tournament trails but Pace still enjoys getting out and fishing bodies of water in the southeast part of the country. In this story, Pace gives you tips on how to have a successful fishing venture beyond Thanksgiving.
Most anglers limit jerkbait use to colder months when they’re at their best – but there’s no need to curtail their use to only that. Bassmaster Elite and PAA pro Brian Snowden of Reeds Spring, Missouri uses them not only when the water’s cold, he’ll use them when the water’s warm. Find out from Snowden himself why he uses jerkbaits more often.
“In the field, the deer are moving in November and the bass are moving just as much. They’re feeding up shallow and it’s amazing how good bass fishing can really be this month,” asserts Bassmaster Elite and PAA champ Edwin Evers. Indeed November is a month when fishing can be really, really good in Edwin’s home state Oklahoma and across the region. Before you head out to fish, read Evers tips for a successful November bass fishing outing.
In Part Two, Bassmaster Elite and PAA pro Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Illinois will educate you on what to do as the water continues to cool until the fishable layer above the thermocline reaches the same temperature as the unfishable layer below the thermocline and the water column literally turns over.
A big part of the fall fishing puzzle is the thermocline and turnover. Without an understanding of this, bass fishin’ can be pretty frustrating – but not to worry. In this two-part educational series, Bassmaster Elite and PAA pro Chad Morgenthaler of Coulterville, Illinois will teach you how to approach fall’s triple T’s – the thermocline, turnover and transition.
Bassmaster Elite and PAA pro Brian Snowden of Reeds Spring, Missouri demonstrates how to use two different types of topwaters in Part One of Falling for Hardbaits. In Part Two, Snowden discusses three different types of crankbaits to address different, dependable types of bait-holding situations inside creeks and coves during the fall.