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Today’s Top 3
Tres fotos today:
Nope, not schoolies, shoalies. Elite pro J. Todd Tucker with a couple nice ‘uns:
3. Asian carp crank?
Sent in by Andy Whitcomb (thanks!). Photo of a real jumpin’ Asian carp below.
Tip of the Day
> “The squarebill crankbait is where I’m going to start because for me it’s my meat and potatoes.”
> “During fall in Oklahoma, I’m usually targeting shallow water in the backs of pockets and creeks with stained or dirty water. A squarebill crankbait, like a Bomber BB5 [the old Balsa B], is an awesome bait because it’s so erratic. I can burn the bait down a log, and it will hit the wood and deflect off to the side and trigger a bite.”
> “I like a bigger bait in the fall because the shad have had all year to feed.”
> Evers has had success throwing XCalibur’s Xcs300 Square Lip crankbait, which…creates a bulky profile in the shallow water.
> “At times, the fish want something that’s a little more subtle and moving slowly through the area. That’s when I’ll go with a big spinnerbait and reel it down a log or past a stump.”
> “I’ll use a slower gear ratio reel…it helps me slow the bait down and let the big blade thump. My goal isn’t to burn the bait back to the boat – I want a slow, throbbing action.”
> When it comes to spinnerbait blades, Evers favors a large No. 7 willowleaf.
Quote of the Day
I think in every sport, as it matures, the age of the individuals that really star becomes younger and younger.
Shot of the Day
Says it all. A GIANT THANKS AND LOVE TO OUR MILITARY, THE FRICKIN’ BEST IN THE WORLD!
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