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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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Targeting Grass Flats & Points with Swimbaits

Chris Zaldain shares a few key tips to maximize your productivity with the Magdraft swimbait! Head-thumping action (in addition to tail kick) is key 15lb Fluorocarbon line Realism is key, especially in clearer waters Target windblown banks and points Pair with F7-72XX Perfect Pitch or Levante F7-72C To see how Zaldain used the Magdraft 6″ to …

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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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Bassmaster Elite Pro Chris Zaldain shares his approach to glide bait fishing. From his background in California to bodies of water across the country, Chris shares a few key tips to help you get the most out of your glide bait setup. Good luck and good fishing, and be sure to tag @megabassamerica in your fish catches …


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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Four Seasons of Jerkbait Fishing

While it’s true that jerkbaits are the dominant prespawn lure throughout much of the country, subtle and not so subtle variations in design make them consistent year-round producers for all species of bass. Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain has a Megabass jerkbait tied on at every event across the country, and attributes the lure category …

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Northern Smallmouth: Early-winter jerkbaits for shallow water

Up here in Canada and the Great Lakes region, I like to target shallow flats, where Smallmouth feed on small baitfish before descending into their wintering holes. Although I catch Smallmouth on jerkbaits from Spring to Fall, this is truly the best time to catch a big one! The Vision Oneten jerkbait has been my …

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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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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.

How to Fish the Spark Shad 5″ Swimbait

B.A.S.S. Elite pro angler Chris Zaldain shares tips and techniques to help you get the most out of larger 5″ swimbaits like the SPARK SHAD. Covering everything from rigging, rod/reel setup, line type, and target areas and retrieves, Chris shows you why this is such a deadly presentation throughout the country!


The Magdraft is designed for a hard tail-kick, and vigorous head-shaking action, for a natural presentation that moves a surprising amount of water. There is a specific retrieve speed to achieve this unique action, and we recommend a 5.3:1 or lower ratio reel, with a medium-slow retrieve. Your Magdraft will tell you if you are reeling too …



The Vision Oneten has long been dominant in colder pre-spawn waters, but the real secret of its effectiveness is that it produces all year long. Check the front deck of many pros, and you’ll see a Vision Oneten, Oneten+1, or Oneten Jr. within reach all year long! The clear waters of Minnesota are no exception, and the guys from Wired2Fish …



The Dog-X Diamante walking topwater lure is designed for fast-walking, sharp cutting action. Developed through our Support To Win (STW) program, the Diamante is performance-tuned to cover water quickly and effectively, bringing sharper action to tournament angler’s arsenals. The Diamante is available in both RATTLE and SILENTversions. Check out the video for some great underwater footage and topwater action in …



The MAGSLOWL is a swimbait that was designed to kick at a crawl. With a thinner body and tail section than the MAGDRAFT, the MAGSLOWL will deliver a seductive tail-kick at the first crank of your reel, for effortlessly naturalistic action. Perfect for clearer waters that require a more subtle presence!

Zaldain’s Sight Fishing Approach

Megabass Pro Chris Zaldain shares his sight fishing tips for big bass with Tyler Brinks of 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 3rd Place Finish on Bull Shoals/Norfolk Lake

Chris Zaldain approached the multi-lake format of the Bull Shoals / Norfolk Lake event with an open mind, and dialed in a killer swimbait bite on the first day! The Magdraft 6″ and a dropshot factored heavily in his approach. Check out the video to see what areas of the lake he targeted and why, …

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How Edwin Evers Won the Bassmaster Classic

Ever wonder what it takes to win the biggest bass fishing tournament on the planet? Edwin Evers breaks down his 2016 championship, from preparation, practice, and some tips and techniques to help you be a more successful angler when it’s all on the line! Key takeaways include: How to custom-weight your FlapSlap for cold-water success …

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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