Zappu Product Overview – Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series on Zappu terminal tackle and how to use the products. Zappu is a Japanese brand that has become a leader in terminal tackle. They offer a wide range of products designed to customize the look and actions of your lures. We recently...

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Zappu Product Overview – Part One

This is part one of a two-part series on Zappu terminal tackle and how to use the products. Zappu is a Japanese brand that has become a leader in terminal tackle. They offer a wide range of products designed to customize the look and actions of your lures. We recently...

Meet The Boom Boom Family

The Boom Boom line of swimbaits continues to evolve with three different versions available, multiple size options, and a growing list of colors. At first glance, the swimbaits may appear to look similar, but they all have their subtleties in how they swim, and each...

How Butch Brown Fishes the Thumper Tail

The thought of swimbait fishing can be intimidating to some anglers. The big baits require upsized gear and a different approach to fish them correctly, but maybe it doesn’t have to be that way. Noted big bass hunter Butch Brown is one of the best in the world with a...

Shaking a Spoon

The spoon is one of the oldest types of lures, and they have been catching just about every different species for generations. Bassmaster Elite Series pro Paul Mueller is an avid multi-species angler and uses spoons for just most of what he chases, including bass. The...

Freestyling For Big Bass

There are hundreds of ways to catch a bass, and that is part of what makes bass fishing great. Techniques are continually evolving as bass anglers discover new ways to fool their favorite fish. One technique you may not have heard of is called “freestyling,” a...

Lowen’s Froggin’ Tips

Throwing a frog has to be one of the most exciting ways to catch a bass. Topwater in general is always fun, but working a frog along the surface and waiting for the bite adds even more fun. Frogs are also adept at fooling giant bass, and Bassmaster Elite Series pro...

Big Bass on Swimbaits around Docks

By: JASON SEALOCK  Fred Roumbanis was at the forefront of swimbaits in professional bass fishing tournaments many moons ago, and his approach with swimbaits on docks for bigger than average bass has been refined since the early days out in California to fit fisheries...

Fishing the Boom Boom Swimbait Fred’s Way

Fred Roumbanis is known for his prowess with a swimbait. It began during his days in California and continued throughout his professional career. He has always loved throwing swimbaits. He designed the Boom Boom family of swimbaits for Optimum Baits and has been...

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