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Gallery: Top 10 Baits from Okeechobee

Gallery: Top 10 Baits from Okeechobee
The Gambler Lures Burner Craw is new, and it has been key for much of Osinski's and Holland's catch this week.

 

Tactics at the Rayovac FLW Series Southeast Division event presented by Power-Pole on Lake Okeechobee primarily consisted of flipping and swimming presentations in thick cattails, matted hyacinths and “hayfields” full of pencil reeds. As is typical at Okeechobee, specialized heavy-duty tackle was used by the top finishers. Here’s what they threw.

 

Val Osinski fished a trio of baits from Gambler Lures for the win. Shown left to right are a white lightening EZ Swimmer with a starflash tan green and gold KO Punch Skirt, a shadow blue Why Not with a matching KO Punch Skirt, and a black-and-blue Burner Craw.

1. Val Osinski fished a trio of baits from Gambler Lures for the win. Shown left to right are a white lightening EZ Swimmer with a starflash tan green and gold KO Punch Skirt, a shadow blue Why Not with a matching KO Punch Skirt, and a black-and-blue Burner Craw.

 

Brandon Medlock finished second with his signature black-and-blue 1-ounce Medlock Double Guard Flipping Jig.

2. Brandon Medlock finished second with his signature black-and-blue 1-ounce Medlock Double Guard Flipping Jig.

 

Joe Holland hammered out his weights with two baits. The first was a backatya and gold rush Gambler Lures Why Not rigged with a 1-ounce tungsten weight and doubled Gambler Lures KO Punch Skirts - one in the starflash junebug pattern and one in the hurricane craw color. The second was a black-and-blue Gambler Lures Burner Craw.

3. Joe Holland hammered out his weights with two baits. The first was a backatya and gold rush Gambler Lures Why Not rigged with a 1-ounce tungsten weight and doubled Gambler Lures KO Punch Skirts – one in the starflash junebug pattern and one in the hurricane craw color. The second was a black-and-blue Gambler Lures Burner Craw.

 

Mark Daniels Jr. punched a black-and-blue Missile Baits Missile Craw and dragged a 6-inch black-and-blue YUM Dinger to land most of his bass.

4. Mark Daniels Jr. punched a black-and-blue Missile Baits Missile Craw and dragged a 6-inch black-and-blue YUM Dinger to land most of his bass.

 

Trevor Fitzgerald flipped a backatya-colored Gambler Lures BB Cricket with either a 1- or 1 1/2-ounce weight.

5. Trevor Fitzgerald flipped a backatya-colored Gambler Lures BB Cricket with either a 1- or 1 1/2-ounce weight.

 

Brandon McMillan flipped the first two days then used a 1/2-ounce black-and-blue 4x4 Brandon McMillan Signature Series Swim Jig with a matching Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw to catch his fish on day three.

6. Brandon McMillan flipped the first two days then used a 1/2-ounce black-and-blue 4x4 Brandon McMillan Signature Series Swim Jig with a matching Zoom Ultra Vibe Speed Craw to catch his fish on day three.

 

Tyler Suddarth relied on a superbug-colored Missile Baits D Bomb with a Kissimmee blue Gambler Lures KO Punch Skirt.

7. Tyler Suddarth relied on a superbug-colored Missile Baits D Bomb with a Kissimmee blue Gambler Lures KO Punch Skirt.

 

Hensley Powell caught his fish on a 3/8-ounce Trixster Custom Baits black-and-blue swim jig paired with a blue sapphire Trixster Custom Baits Crusty Crawler.

8. Hensley Powell caught his fish on a 3/8-ounce Trixster Custom Baits black-and-blue swim jig paired with a blue sapphire Trixster Custom Baits Crusty Crawler.

 

A junebug 10-inch Bruiser Baits Curly Tail Worm along with M-Pack Lures flipping jigs and swim jigs keyed Scott Martin's finish.

9. A junebug 10-inch Bruiser Baits Curly Tail Worm along with M-Pack Lures flipping jigs and swim jigs keyed Scott Martin’s finish.

 

Tim Frederick fished his way into the top 10 with a bruiser-colored Missile Baits Baby D Bomb.

10. Tim Frederick fished his way into the top 10 with a bruiser-colored Missile Baits Baby D Bomb.

 

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