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Mike McClelland on suspending baits

Updated: January 10, 2011, 11:02 AM ET
By David A. Brown | Bassmaster.com

Match the hatch! What fisherman worth his weight in split shots doesn't know that one? Well, in addition to mimicking shapes and colors, Elite Series pro Mike McClelland knows it's also important to match behavior. That's what makes him such a fan of suspending baits.

"Especially in the winter-early spring period, you have to slow down because the fish's metabolism is so slow," he said. "That's what suspending baits allow you to do."

McClelland said this truth hit him after his early ...

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