Dave Lefebre's Top 5 Baits for Presque Isle Bay

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Dave Lefebre's Top 5 Baits for Presque Isle Bay

Lake Erie native and Bassmaster Elite and MLF pro Dave Lefebre shares his top 5 baits for bass fishing on Presque Isle Bay in Lake Erie. From trophy Smallmouth Bass in the bay to monster Largemouth Bass in the lagoons, Dave shares a variety of his confidence baits for fishing these spots. So without further ado, lets just jump right into it!


Here is some more information on the baits Dave talks about in this video!
1 - Drop Shot
Rod: 6'10" 13 Fishing Medium Light Muse Black
Reel: 13 Fishing Creed X (1000 size)
Line: Sufix 8 lb. NanoBraid to a 15' leader of 6 lb. Sufix Fluorocarbon
Hook: Gamakatsu Split Shot/Drop Shot hook - size 2 or 4
Weight: VMC Tungsten Cylinder Weight
Bait: 3" or 4" Gary Yamamoto Senko
Misc: Bright colors for Smallmouth Bass. Baits are nose hooked or wacky rigged.

2 - Blade Bait
Rod: 6'10" 13 Fishing Muse Black Medium Heavy with Moderate Action (cranking rod)
Reel: 13 Fishing Concept Z (7.1:1 or 8.1:1)
Line: Sufix 10 lb. Fluorocarbon
Bait: Steel Shad 3/8 and 3/4 oz sizes
Misc: Gold or silver colors. Work this bait jigging it up and down.

3 - Jerk Bait
Rod: 6'6" Medium Heavy Action Rod
Reel: 13 Fishing Concept Z (7.1:1 or 8.1:1)
Line: 10 lb. Sufix Fluorocarbon
Bait: Rapala Shadow Raps, Scatter Raps, & Shad Raps
Misc: Dave prefers a rod with a little more tip than a moderate action rod. This helps work the bait a little easier.

4 - Swimbait
Rod: 6'10" 13 Fishing Medium Light Muse Black
Reel: 13 Fishing Creed X (1000 size)
Line: Sufix 8 lb. NanoBraid to a 15' leader of 8 lb. Sufix Fluorocarbon
Bait: Storm 360GT Coastal
Misc: Very important to make long casts with this bait with a steady, slow retrieve.

5 - Jig
Rod: 7'4" Heavy for 3/8 or 1/2 oz, 7'11" for 3/4 oz or 1 oz.
Reel: 13 Fishing Concept Z (7.1:1 or 8.1:1)
Line: 17 lb. - 20 lb. Sufix Fluorocarbon, switches to heavy braid for super think cover.
Bait: Terminator 1/2 oz
Trailer: Gary Yamamoto Double Tail Grub
Misc: Fish grass and grass lines, try to stay as vertical as possible!

Bonus - Crankbait
Rod: 7'9" 13 Fishing Fate Chrome Moderate Action
Reel: 13 Fishing Concept Z (7.1:1 or 8.1:1)
Line: 10 lb. Sufix Fluorocarbon
Bait: Rapala DT-16
Misc: Dave likes using a high speed reel because he can always slow down but likes having the option to go as fast as possible if needed.

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