Consistent success in crankbait fishing requires more than aimlessly casting and winding. Chris Zaldain shares 4 pointers that’ll help you make the most productive casts while also engaging the bait in a manner that triggers bites.
- Megabass Deep-X 100 LBO, color: MB Gizzard
- Seaguar InvizX Fluorocarbon Line, 12lb:
- Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rod, 7’2″ Swingfire
- Shimano Metanium DC Casting Reel, 6.3:1
- Humminbird 360 Imaging
While short pitch casts work well around laydowns and docks, long parallel casts toward outer edges of cover like rocks and transition zones give you more opportunity to contact bass. Zaldain details how he employs 360 Imaging to make accurate lineups to the choicest cover, then shares a few tips on altering your retrieve to trigger more fish.