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Sleeper Gill – Enter the Bluegill’s World

SLEEPER GILL targets areas where other swimbaits fear to swim. Featuring a patent-pending adaptation of the dorsal fin weed guard pioneered by the Dark Sleeper, the SLEEPER GILL navigates through intricate cover areas with uncompromising action and impressive agility. Semi-hollow body construction allows for devastatingly effective hooksets to bring your newfound trophy home. Hop in …

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Topwater Fishing with the DOG-X DIAMANTE

We were able to dig into our archives to find elite series pro, Chris Zaldain sharing how the DOG-X DIAMANTE excels even in wind-blown conditions thanks to its high buoyancy and face-up posture. Covered in the video: – Why the DIAMANTE excels in choppy water – Correct rod length/taper for optimal efficiency – Picking the …

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Neko Rigging for Pressured Bass

When challenged with calm, sunny conditions, Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain’s first choice is to pick up a Neko Rigged soft plastic. Neko rigging for pressured bass is one of the most natural ways to present a soft plastic. His “go-to” Neko rig bait is the 4in bottle shrimp thanks to its subtle action and …

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Megabass Magdraft

Targeting Big Bass in 3 Different Areas Using the Magdraft Swimbait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhJW2QP-Q34Chris Zaldain explains tips and tricks on targeting big bass in 3 different areas using Magdraft swimbaits. Tune in to get the scoop on these techniques, so you can increase your chances of putting a true trophy in the boat on your next outing. Often overlooked for smaller presentations such as spinnerbaits and bladed jigs, the …

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Finesse Swim Baiting

Breaking down Finesse Swim Baiting with The Megabass Spark Shad and Hazedong Shad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92FQBUNuFJ8 Chris Zaldain is breaking down finesse swim baiting with the Megabass Spark shad and Hazedong Shad. More specifically, he shares when to utilize a ball head method with a Spark Shad or the drop swimming method with the Hazedong. -Start with the ball headed Spark Shad, looking for more aggressive fish in an area …

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Vision Oneten Jr +1

Fishing Main Lake Structure with the New Megabass Vision 110+1 Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6LMOvLQnNg&t=320s Chris Zaldain breaks down the key details he looks for when fishing main lake structure with the new Megabass Vision 110+1 Jr.  -Using the wind to dictate your starting areas can help dial in a lake quickly and effectively -How jerkbaits allow for more searching with your bait versus searching with electronics -The importance …

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Targeting Suspended Bass with The Megabass Deep-Six Crankbait

Chris Zaldain breaks down his approach to target suspended bass with the Megabass Deep-Six Crankbait. – Finding the correct depths are key.  Pay attention to when you’re marking fish above the bottom!  – Long casts are extremely important, as is matching the bait with the proper set up. – Fall and post spawn are ideal …

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Megabass Big Gabot Frog

How to Improve Your Frog Fishing with The Megabass Big Gabot Frog

Chris Zaldain takes to the topwater game with tips and tricks on how to improve your frog fishing with the Megabass Big Gabot. Whether you pop it or walk it, the Big Gabot’s Catamaran Mouth shatters expectations and attracts even the biggest predators.

Magdraft Swimbait

How to catch Big Bass on a MAGDRAFT Swimbait

With frontal conditions on the forecast, the rain will be falling, the boats will be running, and the bass will be hungry! Step onto the boat to fish with Megabass pro, Chris Zaldain, as he breaks down strategies for catching big bass on the Magdraft swimbait! Big fish hunting can make for some of the …

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Megabass Okashira Screwhead

Zaldain’s Soft Spybait Secrets

The Japanese technique known as “spybaiting” has gained widespread acclaim for its ability to draw strikes from clear-water bass, particularly suspended smallmouths. However, according to veteran pro Chris Zaldain, “it’s a well-known fact that you’re going to lose a lot of fish on it. No matter what hooks you use, 30 to 40 percent of …

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Megabass Megadog

Megabass Megadog: Fishing Big Topwater Lures

Chris Zaldain breaks down how to fish big topwater lures in various conditions. Topics covered: Retrieve variances for different conditions – When to apply a hard chop or when a smooth glide is the best approach. Ideal locations to target with a big topwater What to look for when you’re on the water, ambush points, …

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Post Spawn Topwater Fishing

Post Spawn Topwater Fishing

One can imagine over a century ago, some innovative person observing largemouth bass attacking birds or snakes swimming, and then creating a crude topwater imitation to take advantage of the aggressive, opportunistic nature of bass. Today, topwater still remain one of the most effective and fun ways to catch bass in the warmer months. Topwater …

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Magdraft Freestyle Rigging Techniques

Magdraft Freestyle Rigging Techniques

How do you fish and rig a FREESTYLE swimbait? Professional Angler Chris Zaldain has been wildly successful with Megabass swimbaits on Bassmaster Elite tournament trail, notching multiple top-finishes and heavy bags. Take a seat in Chris’ boat as he breaks down the Magdraft 6” and its new sibling, the MAGDRAFT FREESTYLE. Chris shares two of …

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Chris Zaldain Bassmaster Classic 2019

Chris Zaldain Bass Master Classic 2019

ZALDAIN GOES AGAINST THE CURRENT FOR A CLASSIC-BEST LIMIT Faced with an 11-pound gap to make up after Day One of the Bassmaster Classic, Chris Zaldain was amazed by the 20 pounds that Ott DeFoe brought to the scales. He’d followed a “false clue” on Day One that led him down an errant path to …

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How to Fish the Megabass ONETEN+2 Jerkbait

How to Fish the Megabass ONETEN+2 Jerkbait

Megabass expands their jerkbait lineup with the VISION ONETEN+2, a new class of jerkbait that delivers the tournament-proven ONETEN action in the 12-foot depth range using 12lb fluorocarbon. Professional bass angler Chris Zaldain explains why getting deeper can mean more bass in a lot of situations. For one, bass often suspend off the edge of …

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Megabass Sonic Side Flat Sided Crankbait

Megabass Sonic Side Flat Sided Crankbait

Flat-sided crankbaits catch bass all year, but they’re at their best during the prespawn period when water temps are cold but starting to warm. Professional bass angler Randy Blaukat details when and where to target bass with flat-sided crankbaits and how to fish them to catch quality prespawners.

Zaldain Goes Deep for Swimbait Spots

Zaldain Goes Deep for Swimbait Spots

As Chris Zaldain left Palatka, Florida for the seven-hour drive to Lake Lanier, he experienced a bit of déjà vu. The road took him through Atlanta, up into the Georgia foothills, and he felt himself being transported “back to Northern California.” That told him much of what he needed to know and informed the choices …

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