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Oases for Dog Day Bass: Part 2 with PAA pro Greg Vinson

Oases for Dog Day Bass: Part 2 with PAA pro Greg Vinson

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

In Part One, PAA pro Greg Vinson of Alabama urged us to head for the backs of creeks for water with cooler temperature and higher dissolved oxygen during the dog days of summer to catch quality bass. In Part Two, Greg discusses how he catches those dog day bass, including a rundown of the specific lures and rod/reel/line set-ups that work best in these areas.

Oases for Dog Day Bass: Part 1 with PAA pro Greg Vinson

Oases for Dog Day Bass: Part 1 with PAA pro Greg Vinson

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

Water quality becomes a debilitating issue that can cause bass fishing to bottom out in hot weather. PAA and Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Vinson of Wetumpka, Alabama discusses how he goes about finding good dissolved oxygen concentrations and suitable water temperatures for summer bass in Part One.

Spoon Jackin’ with PAA Champ James Watson

Spoon Jackin’ with PAA Champ James Watson

[ 2 ] July 11, 2014

PAA champ and FLW pro James Watson of Waynesville, Missouri categorizes himself as a shallow water power fisherman – but no one reaches Watson’s level in our beloved sport by being one-dimensional. Spoon jackin’ is a specialized technique that Watson plies around the very deepest of docks in water up to 90 feet deep.

Longlining Crankbaits with Keith Combs – Part Two

Longlining Crankbaits with Keith Combs – Part Two

[ 0 ] July 2, 2014

In Part Two, Keith Combs explains using electronic trails and waypoints in longlinging. He covers the rod, reel, line and crankbaits he uses to stroll, and he gives actual examples of how he longlined to break the tour-level record with 110 pounds in a three-day event to win his third Toyota Texas Bass Classic championship at Lake Fork, Quitman, TX in May 2014.

Longlining Crankbaits with Keith Combs – Part One

Longlining Crankbaits with Keith Combs – Part One

[ 0 ] June 25, 2014

Three-time Toyota Texas Bass Classic Champion, PAA and Bassmaster Elite pro Keith Combs of Texas discusses when and how he uses the longlining technique.

Learning from the Soft Bait Biz

Learning from the Soft Bait Biz

[ 1 ] June 19, 2014

PAA pro and CEO/designer of Missile Baits John Crews of Salem, Virginia talks to us about things that he has learned in the soft plastics business and how he chooses which soft plastics to create and use.

Kentucky Lake - Ledge Fishing at its Finest

Kentucky Lake – Ledge Fishing at its Finest

[ 3 ] June 15, 2014

PAA pro Randy Haynes of Counce, Tennessee recently won a FLW Rayovac Series event on Kentucky Lake. Make sure to check out this week’s story where he shares his strategy for fishing tournaments on Kentucky Lake and talks about a new deep-diving crankbait that helped him win the event.

Spinnerbaits with PAA champ Terry Butcher: Part Two

Spinnerbaits with PAA champ Terry Butcher: Part Two

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014

In Part One, PAA Grand Lake Champion Terry Butcher explained why spinnerbaits are great baits and when he likes to use them. In Part Two, Terry explains how he chooses spinnerbait size and weight, blade and skirt colors, retrieve speed, rod, reel, line, when to use a trailer hook, best blade combinations based on water clarity and more.

Spinnerbaits with PAA champ Terry Butcher: Part One

Spinnerbaits with PAA champ Terry Butcher: Part One

[ 0 ] May 30, 2014

“The spinnerbait has been great forever and it’s still a really great bait,” says PAA champ Terry Butcher of Talala, Oklahoma. He won the PAA Tournament Series event on Grand Lake, OK in November 2013 with the assistance of his trusty Booyah spinnerbait.

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