Bass Fishing from Lake Wilson, Alabama and Lake Bastrop in Texas

Americana Outdoors meets up with Pro Clark Wendlandt as he goes fishing with Power-Pole’s Curt Hill on Lake Wilson, Alabama. Then our own Jeff Reynolds take us out for fishing adventures on a bass fishing adventure on Lake Bastrop, Texas.

In this episode you’ll see how anglers use Power Poles Shallow Water Anchors to their benefit to help with boat positioning as Clark and Kurt pick apart the shallow grass on Lake Wilson outside of Florence, Alabama. Then we join Jeff Reynolds on the water at Lake Bastrop in Texas where he’s dealing with cold weather. While fishing Jeff shares information on how he deals with tough fishing conditions on any lake and how you can catch fish. While on the water he shares insight on using Secret Lures Ledge Shaker, crankbaits, and other products to trick fish into biting when others can’t get bites!

Some of the products you’ll see in this episode include:

Ranger Boats

Yamaha Outboards

Garmin Live Scope

Sunline FC Sniper

Strike King

Secret Lures Ledge Shaker

Big Bite Baits Finesse Worms

Power Pole Blades

Bass Pro Shops

Cabela’s Guide Wear

All About Boat Positioning

On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook, learn the ins and outs of boat positioning.  Being able to present your bait properly to a piece of cover can be the difference in catching a fish and not getting a single bite in both shallow and deep water as we visit a variety of lakes from Texoma, Toledo Bend, Amistad, Wilson Lake and others to learn how boat positioning is one of the main factors that separates the pros from an average weekend angler.   In this episode we hear from Chris Lane, Jeff Kriet, Clark Wendlandt, Wade Middleton, Russ Lane, Power Poles Curt Hill and Garmin’s Darrel Rollins who all share tips and insight into how you can catch more fish.


A key part of this program is how Power-Pole offers a long list of products that can be added to your boat to help make boat positioning an easier task.  Professional angler Clark Wendlandt takes out Curt Hill onto Wilson Lake in Alabama to show you what you need to know about these products while we also hear from Chris Lane on how items help position your boat in shallow water. .  It quickly becomes obvious how important these shallow water anchors are when fishing shallow cover.


Later in the show we spend time learning how electronics can also play a major role in boat positioning.  Detailed mapping allows users to mark waypoints easily so you can navigate back to them offshore.  Waypoints serve as a map dot for anglers to use when triangulating their next cast.  Host Wade Middleton shows viewers the importance of waypoints when fishing offshore in the second-half of this episode.  We also hear from Garmins Darrel Rollins on how to maximize the settings on your electronics.


Gear Shown In Video

Ranger Boats – Z521L

Yamaha – VMAX SHO 250 HP

Power-Pole – Blade 2.0

Garmin – GPSMAP Electronics

Garmin Pan Optix

Garmin Live Scope

Garmin – Virb XE

TH Marine – HydroWave H2

TH Marine – Atlas Jack Plate


Strike King

Big Bite Baits