Randy Howell explains why he designed his signature rod with topwater baits in mind.
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While the 7-foot, 1-inch Daiwa Tatula Elite Signature Series Brent Ehrler Spinning Rod is labelled as a drop-shot rod, Brent Ehrler considers it a jack of all trades for multiple spinning applications.
The heat of the late summer is a great time to throw topwaters, but as MLF pro Randy Howell points out in this Major League Lesson, making a long cast to skittish fish is a key.
During the 2 1/2-month off time, the Daiwa pro has been able to reeducate himself on how to catch spawning spotted, largemouth and smallmouth bass.
For the first time in 28 years, Randy Howell finds himself in a little hiatus during the middle of a fishing season. Granted, it’s not by his choice, but a little time away from the sport he loves allowed him to reflect on a career that has spanned nearly three decades.
We hopped on the boat with Brent Ehrler as he explored Lake Fork the day before the start of Stage Three. As you’ll see, Ehrler found ’em.
Every angler fishing the Bass Pro Tour is more than capable of punching thick vegetation and catching bass, but some live for it and have built careers with the help of this technique.
“Put away your jigs and worms and pick up the three baits I use in the fall: a topwater (earlier in parts of the country where it’s warmer), a jerkbait, and a squarebill crankbait.”
“Topwater will be heavily involved this time of year. Fall is a time when you can catch big ones on topwater.”
“It’s exciting catching big fish because it’s not easy to do. Anyone can go out there and just catch a bass, but if you can catch bigger and better bass than everyone else, that means something and it can help you win a tournament. “
“I learned to fish on Gaston and Kerr Lake, and started guiding on Gaston when I was still in grade school. So even though it’s been over 20 years since I lived there, I’m a Tar Heel at heart.”