Each week, Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook™ Continues the tradition of showcasing top destinations while featuring educational fishing tips provided by touring pros, guides, and industry representatives. The show is hosted by Wade Middleton and features the latest techniques and products available to anglers, ensuring that every episode is informative for first-time anglers as well as seasoned tournament pros. This is “can’t miss” fishing-oriented television content at the highest level!

 

Springtime Bass Fishing in North Texas

Each year, host Wade Middleton and good friend Jeff Reynolds embark on a multi-day fishing trip down in Texas during the springtime. On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook, we will highlight Wade and Jeff’s trip from this season. The two alternate between operating the camera and fishing as they search for bites up shallow during the spawn.

Wade takes control of the trolling motor first to begin this episode. The particular lake they are on features a great deal of shallow cover and vegetation. Given these conditions and the time of year, Wade opts to throw the SPRO Bronzeye Pop frog.

When fishing in these types of conditions, braided line is a must. Braided line features no stretch, and the strength to cut through shallow cover to help haul in those big bass. In this particular scenario, Wade is throwing the SPRO frog over cover and back into places where other fishing lines could not hold up. The SPRO Bronzeye Pop paired with Sunline braid proved to be the ultimate combination on this outing.

During the final half of the episode, Jeff Reynolds takes control of the trolling motor. Armed with the knowledge that these fish are locked in on beds up shallow, Jeff decides to target them by flipping a Secret Lures Stupid Craw around holes in the grass.

The Stupid Craw is the latest addition to the lineup of soft plastics offered by Secret Lures. Based off of the Stupid Tube and the Stupid Style rigging method, the Stupid Craw is a versatile bait that can catch fish in a variety of scenarios. Jeff makes the call to Texas Rig the Stupid Craw on this trip and finds a great deal of success catching fish flip after flip up shallow.

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