Kriet and Middleton Go Small

In this episode, it’s another great adventure with Jeff Kriet and Wade Middleton where they will both educate and entertain as they fish from a small bass boat on a body of water they grew up fishing.

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