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Strike King XDs Dominated the TTBC!

Last weekend's Toyota Texas Bass Classic was won with a world record-setting 110 pounds of bass (15 fish!) by Strike King pro Keith Combs using mostly Strike King 6XD and 10XD crankbaits (also a Strike King Shadalicious swimbait). Well, Keith wasn't the only one slinging those baits.

SEVEN OF THE TOP 10 FINISHING PROS WERE USING STRIKE KING CRANKBAITS!
Here's what the official TTBC website said other pros were using:



2nd: Stetson Blaylock
  • Blaylock caught most of his fish offshore, and caught almost all his fish on a Strike King 10 XD crankbait and swimbaits on jigheads....
6th: Mark Rose
  • Rose [a Strike King® pro] was throwing a Strike King 6XD, Strike King 10XD, a Strike King Shadalicious swimbait and also spooning a little.
  • He was fishing out on some ledges...depths of 20-22 feet were the best.
7th: Randy Haynes
  • Using a Strike King 10XD and other big crankbaits...also used the Strike King Shadalicious and other 6" swimbaits on 3/4-oz jigheads...covering water.
  • Most of his fish were 25-30 feet deep. Haynes said, "I was intentionally trying to fish deeper than most other people, but maybe that's why I caught a little bit smaller fish than the leaders who probably weren't as deep...."
8th: Matt Reed
  • ...caught most of his fish this week on [a big worm] on a 5/8-oz stand-up jighead and a few on a Strike King 10 XD deep-diving crankbait.
9th: Todd Faircloth
  • Todd Faircloth caught 95% of his fish this week on the Strike King 10XD in 20-25'. He was fishing long ridges and high spots way out on the main lake.
  • "Wherever I would catch one, I'd punch a waypoint in and pay real close attention to what angle my cast was. If you could repeat that cast, you could get a school fired up and catch 3 or 4 and then come back at a later time and catch them again – on that same angle."
  • "I noticed that a lot of the fish I caught still had eggs in them. I don't know whether they are going to spawn later or just spawn out there deep – or not at all."
10th: Brandon Coulter
  • ...Coulter's big swimbait was fading by the end of the second day. All the deep fish he weighed were on either a Strike King 10XD crankbait or [swimbait] on a jighead.