Glenn Walker is a tournament bass fisherman based in Minnesota, and also fishes tournaments in KY, TN, and OK.
Glenn stopped by Omnia Fishing recently and shared his picks for this holiday season. Read on for his top 5 essentials to get the bass hunter on your list prepared and ready for every lake and condition this spring.
GW: Lure Lock boxes are a perfect way to manage your gears. They have all the features you expect for organizing your gear, but the ElasTak liner on these boxes take them to another level. The gel material keeps all of your tackle locked in place in transit and on the water, preventing the typical tangled mess, keeping your hooks sharp and helping you find and equip the gear you need faster so you can spend more time fishing. The medium size is enough for a long day on the water.
The Rapala X-Rap 4″ crankbait – Yellow Perch pattern
GW: The versatile X-Rap can be fished in multiple ways within a single retrieve. It can be fished both in an aggressive “Slashbait®” technique or with a classic Rapala® wobble. It’s shape and weight allows for long, accurate casts, and this Yellow Perch pattern mimics the scales and flash of typical smallmouth prey, and the tail plume adds an extra bit of action on retrieval.
The Rapala Rip Stop 3 1/2″ crankbait – Clown pattern
GW: The RipStop™ tail design gives you fast and flashy swimbait action with a hard-stopping swim, a subtle shimmy before coming to a rest, and a slight head lift with a super slow-rise. Cast & wind, wind & stop, twitch, snap, rip and suspend, the angler on your list is sure to find plenty of occasions to give this bright pattern a shot.
GW: Fluorocarbon line is perfect for smallmouth fishing. Seaguar InvizX line is strong yet sensitive and offers advanced hook setting power and knot strength. It is a soft, supple and more castable line that can be used in both spinning reels and bait casting reels. 8 lb. test is greatstart for most bass fishing.
GW: The deep belly of the salty Super Fluke helps it to dart, glide and knuckleball through the water, while it’s typical baitfish size allows it to tempt every bass in the lake. This versatile soft bait can be rigged weightless to skitter across the surface like an injured shad, or it can be fished deep with a belly-weighted hook or some insert weights. Pick up a pack in Green Pumpkin and White Ice to give the bass fan on your list a soft bait option for most conditions.