Biffle Wagoner, Oklahoma has been a professional bass angler for 21 years and will be fishing his 18thBassmaster Classic this year in February 22-24, 2013 on the Grand Lake o’ the Cherokee. Grand Lake is one of the top bass fishing lakes in the country and at the time of the ’Classic’ the bass will surely be thinking of some kind of spawning in the thickest grass and cover near hard bottom and back water.
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To Elite Series Pro Tommy Biffle will be fishing backyard bonus on Grand Lake right in his hometown state, and with the fish is prespawn and spawn his specialty flippin’ and pitchin’ will be right up his alley. The weather will send the fish right to Biffle by sending them to their shallow beds or straight to the thickest cover, the best flippin’ opportunities ever.
Flippin’ jigs and plastic
Flippin’ jigs have thick hooks to handle the strong hooksets and to help get the fish right out of the thick cover, perfect for making short line presentations to shallow water bass. Most jigs are designed to be weedless and pull right through cover. A cone or bullet-shaped head will work the best. The football head is better for dragging over deeper rocky bottoms.
“If the water is dirty a chunky bait and a big full skirt, adds Biffle, “the point of the trailer is to add bulk and movement. I usually throw a ½ ounce jig with a crawdad trailer and maybe trim the skirt a little,” (see video).
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