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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.”

Outfit Matches & Misfits – lipless, squarebill

Outfit Matches & Misfits – lipless, squarebill

Aug 3, 2012

In Part 2 of this exclusive Small Waters Fishing interview, SWF editor Mike Pehanich picks up with. Dan Johnston of St. Croix Rod on a discussion of tackle for squarebill and lipless crankbaits.

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.

Outfit Matches & Misfits – Squarebill crankbaits

Outfit Matches & Misfits – Squarebill crankbaits

Apr 2, 2012

Kevin Short explains in detail the tackle adjustments he made when fishing squarebill crankbaits on his way to a Bassmaster Elite series victory at Pickwick Lake in 2010 in an exclusive Small Waters Fishing video and feature “Why Kevin Short is big on short rods for target crankin’”

Outfit Matches & Misfits – Crankbait tackle

Outfit Matches & Misfits – Crankbait tackle

Apr 2, 2012

Dan Johnston of St. Croix Rod drills down to the fine points of matching crankbait tackle in this exclusive interview for Mike Pehanich’s Small Waters Fishing in Part 1 of our “Outfit Matches & Misfits” series.