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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
PAA champ Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Oklahoma is enjoying one of the longest-running careers of any pro competing today. Biffle’s been on tour for 30 years with 10 wins and almost $3 million in earnings. He’s still winning big time today. The Gene Larew Biffle Bug is what he’s winning with. Find out from Biffle how you can successfully use the Bug too!
A new or niche use of swimbaits has been emerging lately on the top pro tours. Referred to as an “offshore swimbait” trend, FLW and PAA pro Mark Rose of West Memphis, Arkansas is one on the forefront of this new technique and he is here to share some tips with you.