UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Eufaula

Top 10 Baits From Guntersville

Top 10 Baits From Guntersville
This is the Scottsboro Tackle Company swimbait that did the job for Jay Kendrick.

1. Jay Kendrick

First-place pro Jay Kendrick parlayed a 7-inch custom-colored Scottsboro Tackle Company swimbait into $40,000. He also used a 3/8-ounce bream-colored Choo Choo Lures jig and a 7-inch shad-colored Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait to put together his winning limits.

 

Minnesota pro Joe Hall very nearly pulled off the win on the back of a ¾-ounce chartreuse baitfish-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad.

2. Joe Hall

Minnesota pro Joe Hall very nearly pulled off the win on the back of a ¾-ounce chartreuse baitfish-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad.

 

Bryan Thrift junked his way to a high finish with an ER Lures umbrella rig and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FATs, a brown Z-Man ChatterBait and a Damiki Brute crankbait.

3. Bryan Thrift

Bryan Thrift junked his way to a high finish with an ER Lures umbrella rig teamed with Damiki Anchovy Shads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FATs, a brown Z-Man ChatterBait and a Damiki Brute crankbait.

 

Always a threat on the TVA, Walmart pro Mark Rose used a 5-inch Strike King Shadalicious on an umbrella rig for most of his weight. He also threw a square-billed crankbait and Strike King Rage Blade.

4. Mark Rose

Always a threat on the TVA, Walmart pro Mark Rose used a 5-inch Strike King Shadalicious on an umbrella rig for most of his weight. He also threw a square-billed crankbait and Strike King Rage Blade.

 

Cameron Gautney ended up in fifth place on the strength of a two timer-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20 along with Big and Little Head swimbaits from True Bass.

5. Cameron Gautney

Cameron Gautney ended up in fifth place on the strength of a two timer-colored Profound Outdoors Z-Boss 20 along with Big and Little Head swimbaits from True Bass.

 

A 5/16-ounce Rock Jig and a red-colored Rat-L-Trap accounted for most of Ed Oilar's weight.

6. Ed Oilar

A 5/16-ounce Rock Jig and a red-colored Rat-L-Trap accounted for most of Ed Oilar’s weight.

 

Rob Digh used a 1/4-ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad and a Shane's Baits Blades of Glory umbrella rig with 1/8-ounce heads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits to lock up the seventh spot.

7. Rob Digh

Rob Digh used a 1/4-ounce Strike King Red Eye Shad and a Shane’s Baits Blades of Glory umbrella rig with 1/8-ounce heads and 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits to lock up the seventh spot.

 

California transplant Mark Daniels Jr. has been on fire at all levels this year. He relied on a 1/2-ounce Cali craw-colored Rat-L-Trap and a bruiser flash-colored Missile Baits D Bomb that he flipped on a 1 1/4-ounce Eco Pro Tungsten weight.

8. Mark Daniels Jr.

California transplant Mark Daniels Jr. has been on fire at all levels this year. He relied on a 1/2-ounce Cali craw-colored Rat-L-Trap and a bruiser flash-colored Missile Baits D Bomb that he flipped on a 1 1/4-ounce Eco Pro Tungsten weight.

 

Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane's Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane's Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.

9. Trevor Fitzgerald

Trevor Fitzgerald used a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait on a ¾-ounce Revenge Swimbait Head and a Shane’s Baits 5th Element umbrella rig with 3.8-inch Keitech Swing Impact FAT swimbaits. He caught his day-two giant on the umbrella rig.

 

Billy Brindle used a Hog Farmer umbrella rig with blades and 4 1/2-inch blue gizzard shad-colored Strike King Shadalicious Swimbaits for his catch.

10. Billy Brindle

Billy Brindle used a Hog Farmer umbrella rig with blades and 4 1/2-inch blue gizzard shad-colored Strike King Shadalicious Swimbaits for his catch.

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