Part one of this three-part story was all about the cranking stick used by two-time Toyota Texas Bass Classic world champion Keith Combs. The second key aspect of his setup is his line.
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PAA pro Keith Combs of Huntington, Texas excels at cranking. In this two-part story, we delve into how he’s perfected and simplified his cranking game.
“February in the South is always the big month of angler anticipation – never more than after this tough winter that’s finally releasing its chilly grip on the South,” says PAA pro and FLW Angler of the Year Andy Morgan.
Bassmaster Elite and PAA pro David Walker of Sevierville, Tennessee talks about the basics of fishing with a ChatterBait.
When he’s in position to possibly win a tournament, PAA and Bassmaster Elite Series pro Kevin Ledoux of Choctaw, Oklahoma likes to switch to swimbaits that are about as big as his shoe in order to maximize his chances for a big bag on the final day.
In Part One, PAA pro Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kansas detailed the first prong of his three-pronged approach to fishing grass lakes in winter with a football jig and Carolina rig on deeper structure outside of spawning areas where the fish will move up when the warming spring weather arrives. In this post, Part Two, Scanlon details the second and third prongs of his approach.
Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kansas fished the PAA Tournament Series, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Northern and Southern Opens in 2013. In the off season, Casey spent some time down south this winter. Here’s a rundown of how Scanlon approaches lowland reservoirs that primarily have grass and how to fish those kinds of lakes during the cold half of the year.
Fred Roumbanis from Bixby, Oklahoma is the only pro that fished all three pro tours (PAA, Bassmaster Elite and FLW Tour) in 2013. Fred’s 2014 tournament season will start in February – an excellent month to throw the Ima Shaker flat-sided crankbait tight to the bank.
Once PAA and FLW pro Matt Arey of Shelby, NC has located a school of fish, he positions the boat directly over them. Vertical fishing or “video game fishing” is his approach.