Fishing deeper and slower than the competition helped Rapala® pros Gerald Swindle and Brandon Palaniuk to runner-up and 7th-place finishes, respectively, Sunday in a tough Bassmaster Elite tournament on the Sabine River system in Texas. Baits that put bass in the boat included Rapala BX™ Brats, Storm® Arashi® Cover Pops, VMC® Shaky Head Jigs and VMC® Sureset Drop Shot Hooks. Continue reading
Congratulations to back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion Jordan Lee, who caught several of his key fish on a VMC® weedless Neko Hook. Continue reading
Higher water than anglers have seen in recent history will likely put Rapala® crankbaits and Storm 360GT™ Searchbaits center stage in the Bassmaster Classic March 16-18 on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. So says top Rapala pros prior to a practice period that began March 9 on the sprawling highland reservoir. Continue reading
Whether you’re fishing in the Bassmaster Classic this month or on your favorite highland reservoir, Rapala® and Storm® crankbaits, Terminator® jigs and spinnerbaits, and Rapala Shadow Rap jerkbaits will put fish in the boat. Those are among the baits top Rapala pros predict they’ll throw in official practice before the March 16-18 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. Continue reading
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“Your line is one of the most critical links between success and failure in fishing,” explains Tharp, a 4-time Bassmaster Classic contender. “It’s one of the most crucial pieces to the puzzle. I mean, you can have the best lure or hook in the world, you can have the best rod and reel in the world, but if you don’t put the right line on, the rest of that stuff is useless. It all has to work together.” Continue reading
When it comes to Rapala® crankbaits, The G-Man is an O.G.
“I’ve got a bunch of Shad Raps I started collecting when I was 19,” says Gerald Swindle, 48, who joined Rapala’s pro team Jan. 1. “This young pro saw my collection and says, “You’re an O.G. when it comes to Shad Raps, G.’ I said ‘Yessir!’ A Shad Rap®, a DT®-6, a DT®-10 have always been stable baits of mine.” Continue reading
While Ott DeFoe’s boat got the headlines for getting him to unpressured water, it was his jig that got him the bites to win last week’s Bassmaster Northern Open tournament on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake. DeFoe flipped a half-ounce, black-and-blue Terminator Pro Series Jig to catch most of the fish he weighed, including his biggest, a 4 ½ pounder. Continue reading
For the second time this season, Rapala® Pro Ott DeFoe made a big splash for a big finish with a hush-hush new-bait. On Championship Sunday of the Bassmaster Classic on Texas lunker factory Lake Conroe, he caught and landed a 9 lb. 9 oz. bass that exploded on a Storm® Arashi® Cover Pop, a new topwater bait scheduled to be unveiled publicly in July. Continue reading
A small Terminator® frog helped Ott DeFoe to another big finish Sunday in Bassmaster Elite Series action. Continue reading