Product Review Blade Runner A-Rig by Michael Coleman


The Blade Runner A- rig is one of the most affordable and stealthy A- rigs on the market retailing at $13.49 the airhead finesse rig is quickly becoming one of my favorites and is a great value!  Built with five durable stainless steal-wires and four willow blades this bait is very durable .The airhead is great for lakes in open water or heavy cover applications. I prefer rigging it with the Bass Assassin Lures salt water ball head in a quarter ounce and the Bass Assassin Lures Die Dapper swim bait. I prefer rigging the two top bates with hitchhikers and the bottom three with the ball heads this will ensure that the bait runs true and will prevent the bait from spinning. I personally believe in the odd man theory to have all your baits the same color and the one on the middle wire a little bit different color .The A rig  could be a great way to catch fish and a lot of fun! You can find the Blade Runner Airhead A-rig @ Fisherman’s Warehouse and the Die Dapper swim bait @ BassAssassin.com

 

Lake New Melones Fishing Report by Michael Coleman

Water temp 54-56

Air temp 45lows 59 highs 

Water clarity 4into 1ft

Wind 2-4 mph

Weather 🌤

With Bass Nation coming to Lake New Melones  in just a few weeks  and the water temperatures warming rapidly the fishing should be good as a matter of fact it should be a complete slug fest. With the water temperatures creeping into the high 50s the big spotted bass are starting to Rome the banks and taking full advantage of the rising water and all the small pray that is being  trapped by the quickly rising water. The largemouth are also taking full advantage of the rising water and easy meals before they Spawn. The largemouth are coming out of there winter haunts starting to migrate to pre Spawn staging areas. I saw a perfect opportunity for myself and my good friend Dave Romanus to do a little scouting for the tournament so keeping all the conditions in mind we  started on the West Bank’s facing east and long sloping points leading into spawning bays or flats.  We quickly picked up a fish and our first clue using the Blade Runner A- rig and Bass Assassin Lures Die Dapper swim baits  in  albino shad with all the recent rains and the muddy water we also decided to spray B.A.N.G sent in the shad flavor and the fish were just absolutely crushing the Bass Assasin Die Dapper. As the sun got high we started targeting the flatter banks and boom our first largemouth bites, so I continued throwing my Blade Runner A-rig on my Phenix Maxim 711 H and we started to put together a good bag.

Just targeting long points that are located out in front of spawning bays and flats adjacent to Deep water. We started in around 20 feet in the morning and began working shallow as the day goes on. We kept moving around from spot to spot, make sure you watch carefully for floating debris as with all the heavy rains there could be some hazardous conditions. If there is any last minute gear you need stop at the Glory Hole they have ,Gas, Food , and a ton of tackle.

Report by Michael Coleman fishing