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Is Beating the Bank the New Offshore?

Advancements in bass fishing technology have given anglers the confidence and ability to find and catch offshore fish like never before. Pro bass angler Fletcher Shryock explains how the offshore fishing phenomenon has reduced pressure on bank-oriented bass and led to new opportunities.

Fletcher loves dropping the trolling motor and fishing fast — this coupled with less pressure has him refocusing efforts on becoming a better inshore angler. The bank is less of an electronics game and more of a visual one where you read the water with your eyes and lures; as an MLF tournament angler, beating the bank allows Shryock to be more in-tune with the environment and assemble a pattern quicker.