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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

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