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Tackle & Techniques – Play the Wind

Tackle & Techniques – Play the Wind

May 10, 2013

“Wind pushes plankton toward the bank and gets crawfish active and baitfish moving around,” Kevin VanDam remarked just before we began filming at Table Rock Lake. “Even in clear water, fish will come up shallower when it’s windy.”

Tackle & Techniques – Cold Water

Tackle & Techniques – Cold Water

Mar 17, 2013

“Everyone always talks about the great fishing of spring,” says Bill Dance. “Spring is one of the hardest times to fish because of the constant fluctuations and weather changes.”

Tackle & Technique – Crankbait retrieve

Tackle & Technique – Crankbait retrieve

Sep 20, 2012

: Crankbaits enable Kevin VanDam to cover water quickly — straining depths, banging bottom, bumping timber, filling casting alleys, and triggering strikes — like few if any can!

Outfit Matches & Misfits – crankbait reels

Outfit Matches & Misfits – crankbait reels

Jun 22, 2012

“With a wide spool reel in a lower gear ratio, you get a tremendous amount of power and it increases your ‘feel,’ too,” said Kevin VanDam during a crankbait tackle discussion at Table Rock Lake.

Pond Hopping – Table Rock

Pond Hopping – Table Rock

Apr 18, 2012

Pro bass stars Kevin VanDam, Gerald Swindle, Gary Klein and Casey Ashley showed what it’s like to prepare for a Bassmaster Elite series event when we met at Table Rock Lake last week. White River reservoirs invite you to take a “small waters” approach. The pros break each target area down and fish each section as if it were a small water all its own.

No-lips catch staging fish

No-lips catch staging fish

Mar 18, 2012

Location, location, location! That’s the primary theme in the early season when bass are awakening from their winter hangover and have their first thoughts of spring love. And the rattle of a lipless crankbait worked along migration roots to spawning areas is often their alarm clock. See the Small Waters Fishing video featureing Mark Davis.