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Crankbait Fishing Springtime Bass: Tournament Winning Technique

John Murray won the 2017 Elite Series Event on Toledo Bend with this tactic and it all came down to exploiting a factor others had overlooked. John discovered all stages of spawning bass piled up on a massive main lake point; even after the spawn had supposedly ended, there were still active spawners on the main lake. A crankbait was his tool of choice to 1) cover water fast on the massive structure, and 2) feel around on the bottom to locate rocks and stumps where fish congregated.

Once he found bass using the crankbait, he cleaned up using the bubba shot technique to catch fish off isolated cover.