Presentational options abound for bass. From spinnerbaiting weedlines and rattlebaiting grassflats to dredging the depths with Carolina rigs or deep-diving cranks, bass fans have a multitude of choices at their disposal. And in recent years, bass tackle and gear have advanced light years since the sport’s dark ages. Be that as it may, sometimes it’s the tiniest of details that make all the difference. With that in mind, we offer 10 top tips for taking more bass on every trip.
- When hungry largemouths stalk shallow water with at least 2 feet of visibility, touring pro Keith Poche’s “Power Spinner” rig is hard to beat. The setup features a modified Senko-style stickbait decked out with a size 1 Colorado trailing spinner blade. Thread the hook halfway down the body, skin-hook it, then use a swivel, split ring, and Tru-Turn HitchHiker screw-in lock to secure the spinner blade to the tail end—but only after trimming off the last ¼-inch, so you have a blunt end to work with. The rig is versatile: Burn it just under the surface; swim it on a steady retrieve; or amp the animation with lifts, drops, and twitches.