Fishing

Crackin’ Craw

If you want to catch bass or redfish, you better get crackin’.

Artificial lure manufacturer Zach Dubois, who specializes in soft plastics, has watched the fairly new Crackin’ Craw — a crawfish imitation — take the bass fishing world by storm. And to his pleasant surprise, it’s also become a go-to bait for redfish along the coast.

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Bass Fishing

Put a skirt on – and punch that jig

Punch skirts are popular with many bass anglers because they turn normal creature baits into essentially jig presentations. Bass angler Jeff Bruhl put the technique to good use during a September bass-fishing trip to Venice, La., just before the river jumped up due to late-summer rains in the Midwest.

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Bass Fishing

Top 3 wintertime bass baits

Bass pro Keith Combs has to put fish in the boat year-round, but he experiences what every other angler does during the summer: tough fishing, when five bites a day are what you hope for.

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