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bout catching a is n m lu o c much of this ood rea- g a r fo d n a , aits fish on swimb bass. In the t n ia g h tc a c s son – swimbait from the norm r fa d te ia v e d ough, we d in which o th e m d e last column, th u tr ou a tried and y t h g u ths with a fly. ro u b o m d ll n a a m s d n um spots a ladder to- it a b e th to catch magn p u e moving back ’r e w e nsider a big- o m c ti d n is a h T s a w o ing we all kn wards someth jig. ters through n u h y h fish bait – the p o tr lers from jig for its big- e For years ang th d e s u e v a ent pros h more than s a h g ji savvy tournam e th , y fact, overall unds than an o p 0 fish appeal. In 1 r e v o more fish unately, or rt fo n U . e likely caught m ti e world over th in it at seek that a th b r rs e le th g o n a y n the fish, ma jig. In- ly w lo e th t u fortunately for o b but forgotten a e swimbait, throw- ll a e v a h y h p tro h the en-vogu it w k c ti s y e th stead, ther anglers. o f o s d n a s u o e th there remain , ing it alongsid g in h s fi s g in th But, as with all get caught to e s fu re t a s th a few diehard ent and m o m e th f o e up in the hyp e standards of th h s fi to e u n conti course they f O t. s a p s y da w baits – fish all the ne e Triple the Punkers, th Huddlestons, Trout, ap they etc. but the tr into is refuse to fall soon as the “rut”. As feel the these anglers e new twinge that th uc- rod baits aren’t p ” think ing what “they ld pro- the baits shou

Hinkle. m a d A of age, he’s h it w rs a e e s y ca 4 2 ly le is on verything there Although Hink e rn a le to , e ir heer des s bass. He’s s la -c y h p managed, by s o tr g g and catchin become better to e v is about stalkin ri d is h t e best bu hunt- learned from th en him the respect of trophy s giv on his own ha California. is fishing h f o t s o m ers throughout s g en fishing ji he targets in h Hinkle has be s fi y h p o tr ple , when the wimbait a cou s e life. Therefore th to e n u me imm d up some- e k ic p d California beca n a rs e switched gea – the jig. Sinc to t c years ago, he a re ld u o the fish w on the bait s s a b t s e thing he knew g ig b ht some of his some tricks d e p lo e then he’s caug v e d s a eantime, h easurably. m im and, in the m s s e c c u s ased his is article. th f o t that have incre c je b u s are the Those tweaks

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