Bass Master: Have a Backup Plan

Even on days when you're catching fish on other lures, always have an extra rod handy and rigged with a weightless soft stickworm or Texas-rigged plastic worm.

When a bass strikes at a lure but misses, or simply "boils" on a surface lure, quickly cast the backup lure to the spot where the strike occurred.

Rarely will bass hit the same lure twice, but you'll be amazed how many you can catch by immediately offering it a subtle, soft plastic lure.

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