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Bobby Lane with Crankbait

After an impressive comeback performance on the final day of the 2022 Major League Fishing’s REDCREST, Berkley and Plano pro Bobby Lane reigns king of Grand Lake. But he didn’t do it alone. The Berkley Frittside was the difference needed to put him above the competition. In addition, numerous anglers including Berkley pros Edwin Evers and Jordan Lee found success using a proven championship-winning bait, the Berkley Stunna. Diving into each Berkley pro’s Plano EDGE box, it was clear that…

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Gussy with Bass

Keewatin, Ontario-based Bagley Bass Elite Series pro Jeff Gustafson and Panama City, Florida-based Drew Benton Bagley Baits pro are well versed when it comes to early-season bass. Nowhere was this experience tested more than at the recent Academy Sports and Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, South Carolina. With a three-day total of 54 pounds, Oklahoma pro Jason Christie took the honors at the event. Both Gustafson and Benton fished well on days 1 and…

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Angler casting crankbait

For most bass anglers, crankbaits are just flat-out fun to fish. Designed to fish on a constant (or near-constant) retrieve while maintaining contact with and deflecting off structure, crankbaits provide the angler with tons of feedback. “The main reason I like it is because you’re actively cranking and you’re feeling what the bait is doing the whole time,” says Addison, Alabama tournament angler and MLF competitor, Jesse Wiggins. “You feel exactly what that bottom or piece of structure is, and…

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Angler catches bass

Confidence baits. We’ve all heard the phraseology. It’s that lure or select few baits anglers go-to at the onset, or if what’s supposed to be in play according to your horoscope or bait shop intelligence…isn’t. Full disclosure. Hardbaits were my Achilles heel, or rather, a category I avoided for years because I didn’t trust or understand them. That all changed in a former life when I lived on the Ouachita River in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I only scratched the hardbait…

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Rumble Crankbait

Northland Fishing Tackle® is now in the premium hard bait game with the new Rumble series crankbaits designed by chief lure designer, Jarmo Rapala…and fishing is definitely better with balsa. The Rumble series is born from a block of balsa wood and welded with through-wire construction, then finished with hand painting and individual tank testing. All Northland Rumble baits are handmade from start-to-finish employing the company’s signature Heat Compression Molding (HCM) process that promises unmatched durability… and baits that run…

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