Pro Angler Josh Douglas Breaks Down His Favorite Approach to Prespawn Bass

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 Jun 2nd, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jun 2nd, 2022 at 3:25 PM

Part one of a four-part series featuring Shimano and G. Loomis pros discussing bass fishing techniques


The legendary Bienville Plantation in Florida was taken over by Bassmaster Elite Pros who had their boats full of brand new Shimano rods, reels and tackle to try out. We spent two days with four different anglers to get their takes on the new gear, how they target big bass, and whether or not they like it when alligators get close to the boat! This is part 1 of a 4 part series.

Pro Angler Josh Douglas breaks down his favorite approach for prespawn bass using square bill crankbaits, including the new Shimano Macbeth. He shows us how he tweaks his presentation a bit to trigger strikes during a cold front.


Shimano – Florida Josh Douglas

Shimano leverages a century of tackle design excellence to craft the new Macbeth series of freshwater lures. Bass fanatics can wield a comprehensive array of meticulously-designed crankbaits to dissect the shallows and land their next trophy. Six distinct designs couple exceptional wobbling action, precision internal weight placement, and intricately-tuned diving lips with ten strike-provoking color patterns to help Macbeth lures grab the attention of oversized bass. Look for the entire Macbeth family at authorized Shimano retailers soon.

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