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Top 10 Baits from Fort Gibson

What the pros used in a brutally tough derby
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October 8, 2018 • Rob Newell and Curtis Niedermier • Toyota Series

The final Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division event of the year was a true grinder. In fact, both first and second place only landed 13 keepers all week on Fort Gibson. When it’s that tough, little differences between baits can sometimes make a big difference. Below is what the top 10 threw to get it done.

Dickerson’s winning pattern

Complete results


1. Tommy Dickerson needed just one lure to fish the back end of a creek where he spent all three days of the tournament: ½-ounce Santone Pretender Spinnerbait with the front blade red and the back blade gold.


2. Kyle Cortiana’s two key lures for fooling marina bass were a 5/16-ounce Bionic Jig (peanut butter and jelly) teamed with a Gene Larew Hammer Craw and a Gene Larew Tattletail Worm (junebug) on a 3/16-ounce shaky head on 8-pound test.


3. Brady Winans preferred two 6th Sense crankbaits: a Crush 50X and Movement 80X for his Fort Gibson work. He also mixed in a Big Bite Baits Tour Toad Buzzbait in the morning for a couple of key bites.


4. Cody Bird fished the back end of creeks for three days using mostly a 6th Sense Crush 50X squarebill in chartreuse and black.


5. It’s no secret what Tommy Biffle’s favorite lure is these days: his own Gene Larew Biffle Hardhead teamed with a Gene Larew Biffle Bug in Sooner Run color. Biffle also used a Yamamoto Senko.


6. Mitchell Webb danced with just one lure all week: a Strike King Rage Bug (black neon and black blue flake) with a 3/8-ounce weight.


7. Brandon Mosley had to go to a Texas-rigged Zoom Brush Hog (watermelon candy) and a Missile Baits Tomahawk Worm (plum) to keep from getting hung up in rocky crevices of Fort Gibson.


8. Ryan Wilbanks primary lure for his rock work was a Missile Baits D Bomb (wicked craw and copper chopper) threaded onto a ¼-ounce YUM Pumpkin Head jighead.


9. Joel Baker mixed and matched a Berkley PowerBait Power Worm (blue fleck), Yamamoto Senko, a Biffle Bug (Sooner Run) on a 1/2-ounce Strike King Structure Head and a Zoom Trick Worm (green pumpkin) on a Missile Baits Warlock Shakey Head.


10. Darrel Robertson scored a top 10 using a Yamamoto Senko wacky-rigged on a 1/8-ounce jighead.