Four Situations for the Finesse Popper

Four Situations for the Finesse Popper

With so many great lures available to today’s anglers, picking the right one comes down to knowing the situation. Topwater baits like the Finesse Popper can be situational depending on the season, water temperature, weather conditions, and more. Bass fishing success...
Lowen’s Froggin’ Tips

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...
Fishing the Boom Boom Swimbait Fred’s Way

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...
Michael Murphy’s Schooling System

Michael Murphy’s Schooling System

Catching schooling bass on topwaters and subsurface baits can be some of the most exciting times of the year. The action is often fast and furious and there is always a good chance to catch a true giant. Professional angler and fisheries biologist Michael Murphy...
Tackle and Rigging Tips for the Boom Boom Swimbait

Tackle and Rigging Tips for the Boom Boom Swimbait

Fred Roumbanis is usually targeting the biggest bass in the lake when he’s chunking and winding his signature Optimum Boom Boom Swimbaits and he knows that trophy fish don’t get big by being stupid or careless. Even when hooked, they’ll use every trick available to...
Making the Most of the Optimum Boom Boom Swimbait

Making the Most of the Optimum Boom Boom Swimbait

Fred Roumbanis calls the Optimum Boom Boom swimbaits – both the weedless and treble-hooked versions – his “live or die” baits. While he now calls Arkansas home, Fred’s California roots make him a true believer that swimbaits are not just a fad, but a way to win more...