Sometimes swinging fish into the boat can be a faster way to land a bass, but the size and strength of smallmouth can deceive you. Swing them in the boat at your own risk, but if you're using light line take the extra time to grab them.
Steve Kennedy and Jacob Wheeler managed to catch fish they visibly saw swimming around while competing at Lake St. Clair for the Advance Auto Parts Bassmaster Elite.
Mark Daniels Jr. mixed in a dropshot and tube bite with his primary pattern of deep cranking. His three-pronged approached gave him a 3rd place finish behind Jason Christie and Brock Mosley.