Square Bill in the Post-Spawn with Bill Lowen

Square Bill in the Post-Spawn with Bill Lowen

  When bass are done spawning, most anglers try to intercept them between the bedding areas and their deep summertime haunts, but veteran pro Bill Lowen said that for many of the biggest fish there’s a slightly-out-of-the-way stop on the route there, and it...
Murphy’s Jig Substitute

Murphy’s Jig Substitute

When many anglers think of tungsten, their immediate thoughts turn to the super-heavy weights, those one ounce and over, and of course that’s one realm where they excel. The Reins punch shot in its heaviest versions is a perfect tool for those applications, but South...
Murphy’s Favorite Pre-Spawn Crank

Murphy’s Favorite Pre-Spawn Crank

As big fish stage and prepare to move into their spawning grounds, there’s often no better tool for picking them off than a mid-range crankbait, and South Carolina pro Michael Murphy said that the Ima Pinjack 200 is head and shoulders above the others. “If you look at...
Morgenthaler’s Year-Round Sliding Football Head

Morgenthaler’s Year-Round Sliding Football Head

  Chad Morgenthaler is best known for his prowess with an extra-extra-heavy flipping stick in his hand with a monster Reins Tungsten flipping weight attached to the end of his line. However, when there are no grass mats to flip he increasingly finds himself...
Tharp’s Big Weight System

Tharp’s Big Weight System

There’s no better way to consistently catch monster bags on tournament day than by extracting fish from the thickest cover on a lake, and there maybe no one better at it on either tour than Florida pro Randall Tharp. With a flipping stick in his hand flinging a...
Worming the Shaker

Worming the Shaker

Bill Lowen doesn’t like to talk about it on tour, but one of the best ways to fish a crankbait is not to burn it, or retrieve it a moderate pace, or even take it for a slow stroll. When pressured fish want a hard bait, but won’t bite when it’s just proceeding forward...