Beef Up Your Reel to Control Big Bass

Here's two casting reel tips that are sure to help you hook and land more bass.

When you're fishing shallow cover for bass, it's critical to put yourself in control from the moment you set the hook. Walker Smith explains two big-time guidelines that will help you land more bass: Gear ratio and a cinched-down drag. This entire philosophy revolves around getting the fish out of the cover and into your boat as quickly as possible.

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