Rapala® BX Brat, Storm Arashi Cover Pop and VMC finesse baits key in Swindle’s 2nd-place showing on Sabine

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



Cast Shad Dancers on Nanobraid to catch shallow walleyes in clear, cold water

To catch the most pre-spawn walleyes in clear-water natural lakes “Up North”, cast Rapala® Shad Dancers® on Sufix® Nanobraid® where water temps remain unseasonably cool. Shallow walleyes in clear water are notoriously spooky, so making long casts with moving baits often out-produces vertically jigging live bait or trolling this time of year. Continue reading



Troll Down Deep Husky Jerk®s to defeat post-spawn walleye ‘funk’

By the time someone in your boat says something like “I guess the big girls aren’t hungry anymore,” it’s likely already too late – the big female walleyes you’ve been catching (or someone at the bait shop bragged he’s been boating) are long gone, having retreated briefly to recuperate and feed out deep. Yes, they’re still eating – just from a different menu, at a different diner. Continue reading