RALEIGH, N.C. – MLF Pro Jacob Powroznik motors into a grass-lined pocket at Shearon Harris Reservoir in Raleigh, North Carolina, puts his trolling motor down, and picks up the lone rod on his front deck: a medium heavy 7-0 Quantum Prism spinning rod armed with a 5-inch green pumpkin V&M Baits Chopstick.

If you ride with Powroznik anywhere in the country where there are shallow, spawning largemouth, there’s about a 90 pecent chance that the same rod will be in his hands.

“This is a technique that I love to do, and it catches a TON of bass,” Powroznik says as he starts to pitch the worm into subtle indentations in the grassy shoreline. “I love to sight fish and I love to flip a jig, but if fish are shallow and spawning, and I’m looking to get a lot of bites, this is the first thing I pick up.”

Take a look at what Powroznik showed us when we returned to Shearon Harris the morning after he took home his first MLF Bass Pro Tour trophy, and the $100,000 paycheck that came with it.