BassWestUSA - January/February, 2010, Page 42

by Brett Richardson

rip-strolling the shallows thru the depths for out-size bass

art of wake baiting for giant bass is not limited to just certain seasonal peaks or a single presentation. As the art of swim-baiting for the largest bass in any system has reached new levels throughout the United States and Cana- da, wake baits have found their niche in the arsenal of most serious trophy bass hunters. After applying vari- ous tactics and countless hours on the water, I’ve found these baits to excel in a variety of water tem- peratures, conditions, and vari- able seasonal times throughout the big bass calendar year. During spring, fall and win- ter trout plantings, these baits will take trophy largemouth and smallies with a variety of methods. The past five seasons of night fishing excursions, late spring thru fall, have also pro-

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