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Cranking the strike zone

Updated: March 16, 2005, 2:42 PM ET
By Louie Stout | B.A.S.S. TIMES Senior Writer

Mike McClelland bucks traditional wisdom when fishing pressure impacts deep, offshore structure.

"If everyone is deep cranking, I go shallow cranking," said the 1997 BASS Masters Classic contender.

"There are always fish living shallow, and they aren't getting the pressure." When fishing pressure is a factor, he added, most anglers who do move to a shallow strike zone typically throw flipping-type baits like worms or jigs. Or they rely on spinnerbaits. Knowing this, the young Arkansas ...

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