St. Clair and the Detroit River can cough up some huge smallies but it can be pretty unforgiving too. Hopefully the stars align for this Bass Open. JT Kenney checks in.
Anglers are always looking for an edge, something that will allow them to catch fish when others are struggling. Let’s face it – as the most popular pastime in America, there are not a lot of baits that the bass in our lakes, rivers and reservoirs haven’t already seen and fell victim to. We all receive advice ranging from downsizing our baits to adding/removing rattles in an attempt to gain an advantage on the water and maybe show the bass something they haven’t seen before, but to truly achieve that “one of a kind” look to a bait, I have a suggestion: custom baits. [..]
Lucky Craft pro Takahiro Omori reviews BASS Elite tour at Cayuga Lake. The LC RTO Series is the first high quality plastic square bill crank bait ever made. Over the last several years, the LC Series crankbait has replaced balsa wood crankbaits in tackle boxes for cover fisherman everywhere. [..]
As can be seen with Greg Hackney’s recent Bassmaster Elite Series win on Cayuga Lake, flipping is one of Greg’s specialty techniques! Hackney’s new Bass University TV class features insight into tips and tactics that he relies on all across the country to flip and target big smallmouth bass. He recommends that “keeping your approach simple” [..]
Lucky Craft pro Kelly Jordon reviews BASS Elite tour at Cayuga Lake. The FLAT CB is a series of crank baits featuring styling that’s as functional as it is beautiful. This approach was born through exhaustive research in a technology called “Finesse cranking,” which is used commonly in the Southeast, where cranking baits have demonstrated their effectiveness. The lightweight SR, for example, is designed not to alarm bass upon landing on the water. [..]