My latest release at Wired2Fish -
Story and photos by Shaye Baker-Bryan Thrift burst on to the professional fishing scene a few years ago, winning an FLW Tour Angler of the Year title early in his career and has since solidified him in the sport earning a spot on the prestigious Chevy Pro Team and several wins and top 10s under his belt. One of his favorite techniques late in the fall, early in the winter, when most of the pro tournament fishing has died down is mid-depth cranking his home waters in North Carolina. But it’s a technique that he says will work on a lot of fisheries throughout the country.
As fall turns to winter, the tried and true technique of mid-depth cranking triggers increasingly lethargic bass. Bass migrate in and out the creeks in search of both warmer water as well as food. Although bass feed on all sorts of forage, shad offer anglers the easiest option to find in many fisheries not already icing over for the winter. They should therefore be regarded as the first sign that you are in the right place. > see more at Wired2Fish.com.