RANDY BLAUKAT

Randy Blaukat is a professional tournament angler. He who fishes in both the FLW Fishing & Bassmaster tournament series. He has competed in over two hundred tournaments. During his career he has earned himself 2 first place, and over 40 top ten finishes.

Randy is held in high regard across the industry due to his efforts in conservation.

Randy’s fished on nearly every body of water across America. He has seen nearly every situation when it comes to fishing different types of water and structure.

Randy’s shares his best fishing tips. One of our favorite articles from Randy is his advice on Shallow Summer Cranking.

3 Ways Spinning Gear Excels for Jerkbait Fishing

Fishing the Vision Oneten Jr for Late Summer Bass

One of the biggest myths in bass fishing, is that jerkbaits are limited to pre-spawn fishing. While this time of year is indeed the best times to throw a jerkbait, the lure remains productive all season long, especially given the profile and color options we see today. Fishing the Vision Oneten Jr for late summer …

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Fishing the S-Crank for Springtime Bass

Spring is a time of great transition in bass fishing April is a key time in this phase. Throughout many parts of the country, April is the month where most spawning activity occurs. The exception to this would be the southern and northern tier of states. This activity would include those bass looking to build …

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Early Winter Jerkbait Fishing

Early Winter Jerkbait Fishing

Master These early winter Jerkbait fishing Techniques Without a doubt, jerkbait fishing is one of the most difficult techniques to master. Since jerkbaits rely on the angler to impart the strike-triggering action and conditions are constantly changing, anglers must consider and master an—at times daunting—list of variables to find success. Which Season is best for jerkbait fishing? …

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Spinnerbaits in the fall

Spinnerbaits in the Fall: Ripping the V-9

Fishing Spinnerbaits in the fall creates an epic bite Dropping water temperatures make bass more aggressive The fall transition begins slowly, but with the first few cold fronts comes drastically colder air—and big changes in water temps. Strong cold fronts will drop the water temperature very rapidly—sometimes as much as 5-10 degrees overnight. This plunge …

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Shallow Summer Cranking

In most man-made lakes and river systems, a portion of the lake will have some off-colored water, current and shallow cover. While the percentage of bass that use shallow water may not equal the numbers of offshore bass, for those anglers willing explore it, the results can often be rewarding in both quantities and quality …

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Pre Spawn Jerkbait Fishing

Pre-Spawn Jerkbait Fishing

Each year, we learn more about the potential of the jerkbaits and refine our understanding of lure selection for every season and situation an angler will encounter. Jerkbaits have many different strike triggering qualities, including profile, color, action, water displacement and sound. At various times throughout the year, each one of these qualities can mean …

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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.

Fall Transitions

Fishing the Fall Transition Bass fishing is an art and a science. Each year, our knowledge of the sport increases exponentially with new products, technology, and time on the water. However, one aspect remains the same; bass behavior and locations always change with the seasons. Understanding these underlying seasonal patterns are critical to becoming a …

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Late Summer Frog Fishing

Hollow-belly Frogs have been catching bass for nearly 50 years, but for much of that time, many anglers thought they were relegated to fishing in Florida around lily pads. However, about 20 years ago, some Western bass anglers began dispelling that particular myth. Tournaments started getting won with huge weights in California, particularly at Clear …

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The Importance of Motion

When most anglers pick up a lure off the shelf or from the tackle store pegboard, they’re looking at limited clues about its effectiveness. Does it have a paint scheme that resembles the local forage or otherwise triggers reactions? Does it share the general profile of their quarry’s favorite meals? Some will even shake the …

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Megabass Casting-Angles

Choosing shallow-cover cast angles

When I think of September bass fishing, I think of fishing around shallow targets. Of course, many anglers associate bass fishing with shallow cover, as a bass is an ambush feeder, but the thing that separates the average angler from the expert in dissecting shallow cover is understanding casting angles. One of the first things …

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Finding Brush Piles

Locating and Planting Brush Piles

One of the keys in competitive bass fishing is learning to focus on catching better than average-sized bass. The skill level of anglers has accelerated at such a fast level over the past 10 years that having the ability to just catch a limit keeper size fish will rarely even cash you a check at …

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Early Post-Spawn Topwater Fishing

The transition from pre-spawn, spawn, to post-spawn is not an exact science. When it comes to topwater techniques, these periods overlap and are far from definite. Geographical locations, the type of lake, water visibility, localized weather patterns and various other factors all make this unpredictable. One thing is for sure, though: The period immediately after …

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Thoughts on the Spawning Cycle

One of the valuable byproducts of the passage of time is the fact that fishing myths are dispelled on a regular basis. Two of the biggest myths in fishing that have been proven incorrect are the belief that fish get inactive and won’t bite very well in the winter, and the idea that spawning bass …

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Understanding Late Pre-Spawn Patterns

Without a doubt, April is one of the favorite months for bass anglers throughout most of the country. The fish are moving shallow in large numbers and therefore tend to be easier to catch this time of year than at just about any other time. Depending upon which area of the country you live in, …

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Best Times to Catch Big Bass on Jerkbaits

While you can catch fish on jerkbaits all year, there is a specific window of time on each body of water across the country when you stand the best chance to catch a huge bass. This window varies depending what part of the country you live in, and it may vary from year to year …

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When Small Jerkbaits Shine

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen many anglers make is that they get locked into throwing only a standard-size jerkbait like the Vision 110. If they fish it for a while without any success, many simply make the determination that the bass simply aren’t biting jerkbaits that particular day. Often just switching the size will …

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Best Wintertime Jerkbait Locations

Jerkbait fishing may be one of the most difficult techniques to master, but on those occasions when you put the puzzle together there’s almost nothing in fishing that’s more rewarding. Even if you manage to dial in the proper colors, sizes, cadences and equipment, there’s always the additional challenge of locating the best water. The best …

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Jerkbaits in 40-degree Waters

Traditionally, most anglers have viewed winter as the prime time for jerkbait fishing. The conventional wisdom indicated that suspending jerkbaits were only effective for sluggish bass in cold water. This myth has been dispelled greatly over the past 10 years, but the fact remains that jerkbaits shine when the water temperatures are in the forties. …

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Understanding Jerkbait Conditions

In my opinion, jerkbait fishing can be one of the most complicated techniques in bass fishing, but if practiced correctly it can also be among the most rewarding and fun. There are many variables that are crucial to fine-tuning this technique, but determining the best conditions in which to use it may be the first …

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A Guide to Replacing Jerkbait Hooks

The world of treble hooks can be a confusing one, even to the experienced angler. Manufacturers offer a wide range of models, including round bends, EWG’s, heavy wire and light wire–not to mention different colors, point grinds and barb sizes. Jerkbaits–especially Megabass jerkbaits–require very specific hooks to maximize the performance of each lure. Katsuage hooks …

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Vision Oneten Magnum Tips: Randy Blaukat

Veteran Pro and jerkbait guru Randy Blaukat shares some valuable insight about the first-generation Vision Oneten Magnum. Kindly note that the current production model is a SUSPEND model, and no longer tuned for a slow-sink. However, depending on water temperature, the Magnum can be easily tuned for a slow-sink, either by use of lead strips, or by …

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