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FISHING TIP & LURE OF THE WEEK: Shallow-running crankbaits

FISHING TIP & LURE OF THE WEEK: Shallow-running crankbaits

August 3rd, 2011 by Bill Cassidy Osage Beach Bait & Tackle in News

Photo by Samantha Edmondson

Opportunity is here for fishermen and women to troll the Lake and hook white bass, hybrids and walleyes.

"Right now, I suggest to troll the flats near channel openings to hook white bass, hybrids and walleye," said Bill Cassidy, Osage Beach Bait & Tackle owner. "Along the flats and closer to the channel are hot spots, especially in dragging a baited line through those waters in hopes to hook white bass right now."

Cassidy suggests certain shallow running crankbait while trolling. Two examples are the 200 and 300 Bandit, along with Rat-L-Trap and Red Eye Shiner.

"These crankbait are great to use right now," he added. "It's even better to use crankbait in a chartreuse and powder blue color combination right now, too. When the white bass see this color, it is a trigger for them and attracts directly to the lure."

Cassidy takes questions regarding outdoors, hunting or fishing during his Saturday morning radio show, "Outdoors in the Ozarks," from 9 a.m.-noon on 1150 AM or 97.5 FM, call 573-302-7000.

For more information, contact Osage Beach Bait and Tackle at 573-348-9333.