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...
Swimbaiting the Midwest

Swimbaiting the Midwest

The Optimum Boom Boom swimbait was released in 2016, but it has already become a favorite for Indiana’s Mario Mills, a member of the Optimum Baits Pro Staff. “It has quickly become one of my favorite baits because it is ready to go out of the package and catches fish....
Fred Roumbanis Shares His Panic Baits

Fred Roumbanis Shares His Panic Baits

Many times there are lures that are overlooked by the majority of anglers. Sleeper lures that produce when nothing else will. The use of them is often kept quiet by those in the know, anglers who would rather keep them a secret as long as possible. “This bait is...
Fred Roumbanis’ BoomBoom swimbait is now available!

Fred Roumbanis’ BoomBoom swimbait is now available!

  Earlier this year Bassmaster.com gave a glimpse at what was brewing here at Optimum Baits with Fred Roumbanis and his new custom swimbait. After its stellar debut at icast 2016, the long awaited release of the BoomBoom swimbait is finally here!     Like all of our...