PAA pro Brandon Coulter of Knoxville, Tennessee is one of a resourceful handful of East Tennessee aces that flip a Rebel P70 Pop-R into heavy cover as if flipping a jig. He’s made two top tens on the FLW Tour flippin’ a Pop-R, and he had one prized Pop-R that netted him a cool $70,000 until the plastic around the back hook hanger split.
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For 27-year old FLW and PAA pro Justin Lucas, having grown up in northern California and moving to the South in 2010 to try fishing for a living, one of the most important things for him is to be able to catch fish anywhere he goes, on every lake whether it is up north, Florida, Texas or wherever. So he’s got what he calls his emergency backup plan that works everywhere he goes.
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.