Monday, January 7, 2008

Professional Bass Fishermen Answer Your Questions

What has been your overall best-performing lure in a tournament?

'BLACK-AND-BLUE JIG. TO 1 OZ … 24%
Chartreuse or shad crankbait,
¼ to 5/8 oz 15
White and/or chartreuse spinnerbait,
3/8 to ½ oz. 11
Green pumpkin sinking worm (Senko,
etc.), 5" to 6" 11
Black neon tube. 4" to 5" 9 Silver or
red lipless crankbait (Rat-L-Trap,
etc.), ¼ to ½ oz. 7
Green pumpkin creature (Zoom Brush
Hog, etc.), 4" 7
Green pumpkin crawfish, 4" 7
Other lures 9

What is currently the hottest lure on the pro bass circuit?

GREEN PUMPKIN FINESSE WORM ON A JIGMEAD,
5" TO 6" 24%
Green pumpkin sinking worm, 5" to 6" 24
White or black-and-blue Rad Lures
ChatterBait, 3/8 oz. 20
Black-and-blue or green pumpkin football
jig, ½ to 1 ½ oz. 11
Frog or toad lure 7
Other lures 15

What is the most overrated lure for bass?

Rad Lures ChatterBait 39%
Swimbait (Huddleston Deluxe
Trout, etc.) 24
Infomercial lures (Helicopter Lure,
etc,) 10
Spinnerbait 7
Other lures 20

What is your go-to lure for bass in weeds?

Jig 30%
Creature 16
Spinnerbait 14
Frog 12
Tube 10
Lipless
vibrating
crankbait 10
Other lures 8

If you had to fish with soft plastics in only one color, what would you choose?

GREEN PUMPKIN 73%
Watermelon 15
Junebug 3
Other colors 8

What is your go-to lure for bass deeper than 15 feet?

Jig 43%
Worm or soft jerkbait on
drop-shot rig 19
Carolina-rigged lizard or
worm 14
Crankbait 10
Texas-rigged worm 5 Other
lures 9

What is your go-to lure for spawning bass?

Tube 47%
Craw 26
Sinking worm 10
Creature 9
Other lures 9

What lure-and-tactic combination catches more fish than any other?

Shake a finesse worm 27%
Hop, flip, or swim a jig 18
Fish a Texas-rigged worm
in cover 16
Dead-stick a sinking worm 10
Drop-shot rig on structure 8
Bump a shallow crankbait
off wood or rock 8
Other combinations 14

Have you ever witnessed cheating during a tournament?

No 71%
Yes 29

What is your favorite body of water to fish in a tournament?

LAKE AMISTAO, TEXAS 25%
Lake Champlain, New York-Vermont 22
Sam Rayburn, Texas 9
Guntersville, Alabama 5
Other waters 38

What is your least favorite body of water to fish in a tournament?

Table Rock. Missouri 15%
Potomac River, Maryland 10
Pickwick Lake. Alabama 7
Other waters 68

Which weather condition do you prefer when fishing a tournament?

Cloudy 41%
Partly cloudy 31
Sunny and clear 11
Rainy 9
No preference 7

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