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Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland

Top 10 Baits from Lake Cumberland
Barry Wilson

The weather started out wet and rainy and ended up sunny and beautiful, but despite the wildly varying conditions at the FLW Tour event presented by T-H Marine at Lake Cumberland, bait selection for the top 10 pros remained fairly consistent. A few pros threw jigs and worms, but jerkbaits and spinnerbaits fished tight to the bank along the sprawling reservoir’s many coves and cuts were the majority choices for the last-day anglers. Here’s what they used.

Scott Martin’s winning pattern

Complete results

 

1. Scott Martin caught most of his winning bag on an unspecified jerkbait and a Bomber Long A wake bait.

 

2. Barry Wilson did most of his damage at Cumberland by throwing a prototype BOOYAH square-bill crankbait.

 

3. Terry Bolton used a 3/4-ounce chartreuse and white double-willow Accent spinnerbait with a pearl white Zoom Split Tail Trailer to catch the bulk of his 57-5 bag.  

 

4. A SPRO McStick 110 jerkbait in chartreuse shad was the ticket for Matt Reed’s fourth-place finish.

 

5. Scott Canterbury used an unspecified deep-diving jerkbait and a Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin' Jig tipped with a NetBait Paca Slim to amass his 55-7 total.

 

6. Chris Mccall of Palmer, Texas, relied heavily on a trio of lures, including a double-bladed Santone Lures Pretender spinnerbait with a pink skirt and a pink blade, a Lucky Craft Slender Pointer MR112 jerkbait, and a Megabass Vision 110 jerkbait.

 

7. Auburn, Calif., pro Cody Meyer caught every fish he weighed with a 3 3/4-inch Strike King Rage Swimmer.

 

8. A Luck-E-Strike STX jerkbait in herringbone chartreuse and a white/chartreuse Chopper spinnerbait with chartreuse and gold blades were Casey Scanlon’s go-to baits.

 

9. Clark Wendlandt, who led the tournament on days two and three, says he fished primarily with a Strike King KVD J200 jerkbait and a Strike King 3XD crankbait.

 

10. South Carolina pro Anthony Gagliardi caught his top-10 bag with a Tightlines UV 6-inch finesse worm in a custom orange color.

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