A good portion of bass feeding activity takes place on or near the bottom; crawfish and all sorts of baitfish make use of the lower water column for cover, shade, cool water and feeding opportunities. A jig and swimbait are two lure categories that produce big-time results in this zone. California native Chris Zaldain has taken to fishing swimbaits like jigs. Baits like the Megabass Dark Sleeper bridge both lure categories, allowing for straight swimming retrieves, hopping jig maneuvers or a combination of both.
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