Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

Jay Yelas Takes a One-Two Approach to Shallow Water Fishing

For many anglers, there is nothing more thrilling than targeting bass in shallow water. For GYCB Pro Jay Yelas some of his greatest professional triumphs have come this way, including his 2002 Bassmaster Classic victory on Lay Lake . Today, when targeting shallow water bass, Yelas relies on a pair of Yamamoto soft plastics to consistently put bass in his livewell: the Flappin' Hog and the Senko.

Cowboy Up this Spring

Cowboy Up this Spring

It’s well established that big bass often focus on bulkier profile meals, such as crawfish or bream throughout the year and this is especially true in the spring when bass are either feeding heavily in the shallows prior to the spawn or protecting young fry while still on the nest.

Cowboys, Kreatures, and Senkos on Hidden Lake

Cowboys, Kreatures, and Senkos on Hidden Lake

We recently received an invitation to visit Arizona’s newest bass lake – Hidden Lake – from Nitro pro Matt Shura. I honestly hadn’t even heard of this lake until Matt called. Turns out this lake has been around for a long time. It’s an old gravel pit on the Gila River near Buckeye, AZ, fed by the river running underground. For years it was used as a dump by those who lived nearby – in fact, the new owners removed literally tons of trash when they bought the place, and they just opened it up in January. They are now managing it as a trophy bass lake, so it’s strictly catch and release, artificial lure only.

Swimbait Tips and Tricks

Swimbait Tips and Tricks

There are almost as many kinds of swimbaits as there are fishermen: everything from a Creme Lit’l Fishie to a 15-inch plastic trout qualifies as a swimbait. When it comes to Yamamoto products, the D-Shad, Swim Senko, Hula Swimmer, Heart-Tail, and even the Kut Tail worm can all be fished as swimbaits. The huge variety of sizes, shapes, and colors means that you can find a swimbait to match the dominant prey in your fishing hole.

Flappin’ Hog a Long-time Favorite of Elite Pro Roy Hawk

Flappin’ Hog a Long-time Favorite of Elite Pro Roy Hawk

For long time Western Pro Roy Hawk of Lake Havasu, Arizona, 2018 is setting up to be an exciting season of opportunity. Hawk's highly successful campaign at the 2017 Bassmaster Central Opens not only landed him the coveted AOY Title, but also an invitation to fish the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series.

Tackle Technique – Fletcher Flips the ‘Dad

Tackle Technique – Fletcher Flips the ‘Dad

Fletcher Shryock's journey to the top of the bass fishing world is a great story. The former professional motocross racer started fishing at a very young age. After a shoulder injury derailed his racing career his focus returned to the sport he loved as a child. His meteoric rise from club angler to professional is nothing short of amazing. “In 2009 I started fishing tournaments and by 2011, I was fishing the Elites (Bassmaster),” said Shryock.