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Brauer's Best Bets for Bass Baits

Denny BrauerEditor's Note: Denny Brauer has won Angler of the Year on the B.A.S.S. Circuit, the 1998 BASS Masters Classic, FLW Angler of the Year and just about every major fishing tournament in the nation. He's also the first fisherman to appear on the Wheaties Breakfast of Champions cereal box. This week we'll look at what has made Brauer so successful while fishing for bass.

Question: What new baits do you prefer?

Answer: I believe many of the older baits are still deadly effective. I continually look at those old baits and try to improve them. A hot new item this year is Strike King's Quad Shad spinner bait, developed by George Cochran, who's won the BASS Masters Classic twice. This new spinner bait with four blades presents a new look in spinner bait fishing. I've had some really good results with it. Another favorite lure of mine is the 4S square-build, medium-sized crankbait developed by Strike King. I fish this lure on heavy line in shallow water. This is my form of power bait since this bait adds another tool to my arsenal of shallow-water lures that I like to fish.