Great Lakes Angler Blog

The bait that won't win the Bassmaster Classic

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TULSA, OK – Not too far from historic Lincoln, N.M., of Billy The Kid fame, and well after the outlaw's demise, for many years there was a small roadside bar with a path behind it that led to a grave marker. On the marker was the inscription, "This is one of the few places where Billy The Kid is not buried." It's only a relative point because the 2012 Bassmaster Classic being held this week in the Shreveport, La. area just might present a similar scenario as to how something not necessarily in the center of the spotlight will still benefit from its shine. Today's hottest thing in bass fishing is a castable umbrella rig, a multi-armed contraption that resembles the wireframe of an umbrella and makes it possible to present several lures at the same time to look like a real school of baitfish. It's an adaption from what anglers chasing striped bass have trolled with for years.  Read Full Story

Recent Posts


iPilot Orca Fin System JBL Ravenswood Media St. Croix Rods Serious Shine Dollohan Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Acme Side Thruster Larson Electronics CLASSIC Michigan Kindle book Plano Tommy Skarlis Ditty bag Tom Neustrom Legend Gold ShowSpan Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter BASSMASTER John E. Phillips MATE USA Mustad Aqualuma Bass Traxstech Scholarship Costa Delorme Sunglasses Mosquito repellent Cliff Pace Evinrude USCG Lead Slide Moor Cabela's Port of Indiana Boga River Fishing Scott Martin Blue Collar Outdoors Gary Dollahon ODNR Dave Mull Blog Lake Superior Rough Weather theft Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Marsh Madness binoculars Jack Links weather Macho Minnow Fuel Asian carp NAIFC Championship Sunstream Boat Lifts Rapala Hamlin Speakers Bug bite relief Crankbait Net bimini top Cannon Chargers Shurhold Lake Erie 360 Ranger VS1780 Storage Knives Tools Black Earth Creek Conservation Manistee Extended Warranty Rubrail Whale Boat lifts Personal Flotation Devices Ultimate Flannel Shirts AmVets South Haven Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Spreads Promise Keeper Hevi-Beads KVD Speedbag Dave Genz Skarlis Wildlife Forever Batteries Coleman cooler Plano Synergy Boat US Streams Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo B.A.S.S. Matt Serbenski Coleman Grab Rail BoatUS Angler fitness Fishing Frigibar Mazurek Izaak Walton League Dan Egan Ice Features Jeff's Tackle Shop LCWCC Masters Walleye Circuit Safe boating Grady-White Big Bear Products DuraSafe Electronics Lock Clay Dyer Brown trout Gear Andrew Dordek TRAC Ecological Lip-Stix Beckson Marine Swanson-Russell Raritan Air show Odd'ball Fin Spin Conservation Marathon Ranger Boats splice Dollahon Tracker Marine Camera mount Insect repellent Olcott, NY Aquatic AV Rescue Chatterbait Whistler Spoon Topwater Bob Schmidt Electronics Kill switch Free Fishing Weekend Buff Weather Buoy Bass Pro Michigan DNR Invasive species Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Shoremaster Catch & Cook Green Bay, Wisconsin Brite Wash Sportsman's rights Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Optima ATV Clam Oakley Sunglasses dock lines Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Reese Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Glacier Glove Chaco Lund High school bass fishing JVD Sport Shows Global Spectrum USCGA spinning rod Gill NA Tight Lines Jewelry iPad ABT X-2 Countdown Technology Berkley Angler 175T CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Z-Man Team Aqua-Vu Multi-species Water Buddies Jeff Wenzel Tournament Titan Chain boat rental Patrick Hurst The Harry Lure Bad Elf Multitools Ultracoat Mag Light Radial Radio Walleye Betsy Mark Chmura Custom Jigs & Spins Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon LOTSA Slender Spoon Alaska Side Imaging Blue Heron Communications FLW LakeMaster Western States Version Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate PRADCO Absolute Outdoor, Inc. One-Handle-Does-It-All System MULL BLOG News/Social Hobie Pro Angler Tackle Bag Rugged Shark Uncle Norm's Rippin Lips Trout Unlimited Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Mystery Tackle Box Power Practical Sailor mudsnail Marine Lighting Line Moisture Muncher Bait head Kayak Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Boat names USO AKOYA Full Throttle Brian "Bro" Brosdahl ChartSelect iPilot Link Foul weather gear Traditions Airmar Walleyes Fish Hawk XD4 Husky Jerk Jonathon VanDam News Wounded Warriors Synergy Outdoors Chicago barrier Keep Kool Extreme Baitcast Reel Dogs Trade Shows Wedding Ring RedHead Lake Assault GPS for Lightning Connector inReach Venice, Louisiana IGFA Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series Louie Stout Strike King Innovative Outdoors VMC Size limits La Mar Indiana DNR SeaLife Cameras Iaconelli South Haven, Michigan U.S.S.A. thieves trailer tongue Knife sharpening Bristol Bay GPS Speedometer Soo Locks Sphaera Boats Matt Straw redfish Owners tournament STRATTEC Flat Slider 75 Ryan Kleckner Marcum Spencer Yachts DuraSafe tackle storage WeatherStation FRIDAY FUNNIES Aluminum Deep V Series Jerky Grunden's Michigan City, Indiana Homeport Marine Marketing Corey Schmidt Balog Footwear Volvo Penta EZ Dock Shoes Costa Sunglasses Magnum Flow-Troll TRAC Ditch PLB Mark Zona great lakes Bibs InvisaSnap BASSMASTER CLASSIC Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Turning Point Props Honda WFN Insurance treestand injury Lights Bristol Bay Salmon Bass lure New Lures thieves KVD Speedbag Wormfile Quantum Chronglobal Pro Polish On board Marine General University of Buffalo PulseTech Tournaments BoatUS Kevin Van Dam ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Wisconsin Walleye tournament Army Corp of Engineers Costa Del Mar Swedish FireKnife Tyee Soul5 Tackle Labs Barry Brown Marine Line Recycle Bin Snow-Shoe Tip-Up Oshkosh Minnesota Lighting USSA Normark Boat Covers Future Fisherman Foundation Bug repellent Dunkirk, NY New York Forage Minnow 1675 Pro Guide Scott Glorvigen Princecraft Rain suit Ice Fishing Humminbird Contaminants Salmon Aqua-Vu award Dave Mull Rushton Gregory Fishouflage Triton Boats PFDs Onyx Nautical New Zealand Mack's Lure Smart Guide Publications METS Evolve EZ BoatPort RAT FINKEE Soft Jigwobbler Rain gear Holland Muscle Squared 65 Gull Lake Marine National Guard Lures Boating safety Ryan Wilson Legend Extreme Beckson Marine Deck Plate Wake Fishing OHIO Okuma Tip-Up Alabama Rig Gene Larew EVOLVE FISHING CO Contest Lock Todd Sokolow NMEA Muskie Lure Sharpeners Northland Swim Whizz Brandon Newby Youth Hunting Rippin' Lips Mr. Twister Glorvigen Black Velvet Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Autotether Mike Seymour Faria DSC Bro Brosdahl Tim Popfinger Fishing Clubs Monel Metal YUMphibian Earth Day ASA Ned Rig F-Series Storm Gear YUM Dinger Traditions Media Boating Stabenow exotic invader BOLT Padlock SOG Milennia MIL-iDock tree stand injury Launch ramp Prosepec Electronics Church Tackle Video Bait Holder Niagara Falls Martin-Flory Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Shipping Skamania Mania Pharmaceuticals ABT Lund Boats Thermacell Hobie Marine Speakers CMP Global Shelter Bass fishing Ranger spoon Kayaks Records Green Bay exotic species Lake Ontario YUM Alaskan clubs Gary Giudice Accessories Ascend Aqua Vu Gravity Marine NewsWire McMurdo Jeff Gustafson Whale Pumps Endura ONIX Steve Wood Accon Marine Boat maintenance Goby Fiberglass tiller marlin Lowrance Minn Kota St. Croix MUSHING blue marlin Oculus Sheldon's 580P lenses hardbaits Lake of the Woods Kevin VanDam Wind Power Lakemaster iPhone Navigation Tides trailer tongue LineGrabber HELLA SeaEra QC Plano Tackle Boxes Reef Runner Bheestie Bag Gunnison, CO KVD Fort Wayne, Indiana Personal Flotation Device toilet Rig'N Tails LineSnubber Downriggers Headgear sunglass Catfish Fiberglass boat Yamaha ATV Mary Snyder Games Bait Rigs spreader light Lake Huron Deep Sea Diver Brad's Lake trout Mercury Marine Seakeeper gyro Rovermax LR 100 Yamaha Andrew Semprevivo Vick Brian Brosdahl WileyX Marine Radio EZ Splice Fasteners Angler Interlux Silver Horde Simrad Rods Apps The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Frabill Great Lakes Troller eZSplice Kurt Mazurek Beckson Pop-Up LED Bowlights radar Wild River series Swim bait jigs Torpedo Divers cruzin Home Port Marine Marketing Coast Guard Mack's Lures Davis Instruments Deck Plate Shock Wave Sun protection Bass Pro Shops Ethanol Audio MWC Fish America Foundation Safety Bethel University Lake Michigan Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing