I just finished shooting an excellent TV show on a wilderness bass lake that had clear-water conditions and structure holding bass.
I started the day off fishing the Rapala X-Rap Pop over 5-15′ of water and had fish come up and hit it until I chanced to a sub-surface presentation.
As the sun intensity increased to the new Rapala Shadow Rap Deep. This was my first chance to “twitch” the deep-version and I was really impressed at how well I could “twitch” the 10-20′ depth. It produced the largest bass of the day, in the middle of the day, which turned out to be a largemouth!
To get even deeper I changed-up to the Arashi Flat 7 crankbait. The fishing slowed-down as the bass moved deeper and I found that I would cover the 25-20′ break for 10-15 min without a hit, but when I got one, it would be a good-size smallmouth!