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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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Target Fall Bass with the Spark Shad Swimbait

Professional bass angler Chris Zaldain nails it when he says new school grubbing is a finesse swimbait rigged on a ball head jig. Unlike grubs, anatomically accurate baits like the Megabass Spark Shad closely mirror baitfish in appearance and motion while allowing anglers to cover the water column with speed and efficiency. Although they work …

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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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