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Big Bass on Swimbaits around Docks

Fred Roumbanis was at the forefront of swimbaits in professional fishing tournaments many moons ago, and he shares a lot of how he approaches swimbaits on docks for bigger than average bass. His bait of choice in recent years has been his signature Boom Boom swimbait from Optimum Baits. And now the Baby Boom Boom has become his staple weapon fishing the BASS Elite Series and MLF competitions as well as other pro-am fishing tournaments around the house. Fred spills the beans on his unique rod and reel setup, favorite rigging methods, color choices, retrieve speed, and of course how he targets and dissects specific spots on the docks and other forms of hard cover that provide perfect ambush points for big bass.