Three top Bassmaster Elite Series pros were asked to choose just one lure to fish with this fall.
And then, just for fun, here in the heart of football season, they were also told to pretend they were the head coach of their favorite college team, and had just one scholarship to offer. The one catch – the ‘scholarship player’ had to be chosen from the current roster of their fellow Elite Series pros.
“Can I answer that my favorite lure for fall is a 300 Weatherby?” asked the quick witted 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year, who is obviously an avid whitetail hunter, too.
“Man, that’s a tough question – just one lure – wow. I guess I’d say a 3/4-ounce jig in a color called blue craw, I’ve caught a ton of bass on a heavy jig in the fall.”
“Now, one tip I’ll give you is that the water is typically pretty clean and clear in the fall, so instead of using braided line, I’ll use 16- to 20-pound Gamma fluorocarbon. If I’m throwing the big jig on deeper structure, I’ll use a 7’ 6” Quantum rod, but if I’m pitching grass with it I’ll beef up to a heavier 7’ 10” rod.”
As far as Coach Hackney’s pick for a football player to join his beloved LSU Tigers – no surprise, he again was thinking outside the box. “Give me Carl Jocumsen – all those Australians are good kickers – he’s gonna be my kicker. I bet he’s good at it.”