Belly Hook Swimbaits

The birth of bass fishing swimbaits began in California decades ago. This was a closely guarded secret for many years, but slowly, tournament anglers began

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

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

Megabass swimbait spark shad smallmouth Zaldain

Swimbait Tips for Big Smallmouth Bass

Chris Zaldain shares his finesse jighead approach on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs, where his Spark Shad 3″ and Orochi XX Shaky Head powered him to a five-fish limit

Megabass Dropshot Swimbait Zaldain

A Swimbait Solution to Dropshotting

Thin, wiggly worms, soft stickbaits and little goby imitators are the workhorses of the dropshotting world, but when California pro Chris Zaldain heads north in

Finesse Swimbaits with Chris Zaldain

Bassmaster Elite angler Chris Zaldain shares how he fishes 3″ swimbaits like the Spark Shad for key bites. From rigging to hook set, Chris shares the tips