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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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Flipping & Pitching Isolated Mats

  Chris Zaldain always has a 1oz + flipping/pitching rig ready to go when working shorelines.  – Target isolated mats and windblown grass patches– Don’t “texpose” your hook point– Make extra flips to the key points of each cover area– Hold your line for extra finesse, sensitivity, and old-school flipping! Bait: Bottle Shrimp 4″ Rod: Orochi …

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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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How to Fish the Bottle Shrimp

Bassmaster Elite pro-Chris Zaldain shares his tips on how to rig and fish the Bottle Shrimp, a craw imitation softbait perfect for Texas rigs, jig trailers, and punching applications! Made with the finest Hon-Jikomi material, BOTTLE SHRIMP’s salt-impregnated flavor compound features baitfish and shellfish powders in a proprietary blend, for unmatched taste and key bites.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_4Qwu2c-xc

Zaldain’s Sight Fishing Approach

Megabass Pro Chris Zaldain shares his sight fishing tips for big bass with Tyler Brinks of Westernbass.com. Chris shares insights gained through competition on the B.A.S.S. Elite circuit to maximize catch rates throughout the spawn period.   Key tips include: Techniques: drop shot, Texas rig, and swimbait Key products: Bottle Shrimp, Magdraft 6″ 45 minutes max …

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Zaldain’s 30-7lb bag on the CA Delta

Zaldain shares his approach for the Bassmaster Elite on the CA Delta, including the setups and techniques he utilized to adjust to changing conditions, and end up with a solid 6th place finish! Key Products: F5-75XX Extreme Mission Type:F for Delta dropshot F7-72XX Perfect Pitch for 1/4oz Texas and Bottle Shrimp 4″ I-Slide 135 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bomUNm4gD4A