In fall, largemouth bass make a slow transition from shallower to deeper weed zones. Apply proper lure selection and boat control to cover flats vs. dropoffs.
Large, deep lakes with suspended baitfish grow the biggest pike. In late summer, big northerns move from deep water to mainlake rock points and reefs. Cast large crankbaits for big fish.
Heavy Jigging Rapalas were designed for ice fishing, but their erratic action triggers walleye strikes all year long if properly rigged and jigged.
Muskies routinely follow lures and turn away at the last second, frustrating anglers. Executing a boatside “figure 8” maneuver excites fish and makes them strike.
Crankbaits trolled at the right speed cover water and trigger walleye strikes in river current. Kicker outboards provide fine-tuned speed control to barely overcome current flow.
Softbaits can be jigged and rigged in different ways to achieve alternative triggering characteristics. Experiment to determine the best setup for the conditions.
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