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Photo by Garrick Dixon - Scott Suggs used a Berkley Surge Shad Wake Bait to carry him to the Championship Round and a seventh-place finish during Stage Seven. The Arkansas pro says that the clear water of Table Rock Lake and the weather conditions help make the wakebait more effective.

“I like to use a wakebait when it’s overcast skies and there’s just a very fine ripple on the water,” Suggs explained. “I want to break up the surface a little bit, but not too much. In those conditions, you can really get the best action out the bait and the hookups are even greater.”

MLF pro John Murray agrees with Suggs, as he rode the wakebait wave to a Top-40 finish in Stage Seven. The Tennessee pro says that the overcast and windy conditions for the majority of the week in the Ozarks – combined with the time of year – made it a no-brainer to reach for a wakebait.

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This week we caught up with Major League Fishing Pro Scott Suggs, who wasn’t reluctant to admit that his season is off to a rough start.

“My fishing has sucked lately,” he said. “I’ve got a couple of issues, I’ve just got to get them worked through.”

One of those issues is a back injury that’s making fishing painful.

“It’s affecting me fishing all day long, so I’ve got several doctor’s appointments lined up. I’m just trying to get worked through it,” he said.

Suggs says his back pain is amplified when he’s standing on a boat for hours on end. But it’s not preventing him from competing. He’ll be fishing the FLW Tour this weekend on Lewis Smith Lake in Jasper, Ala. Suggs says the lake isn’t looking good Read Full Story on MLF

 

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Editor's note: The following is the latest installment in a series of fishing tips presented by The Bass University. Check back each Friday for a new tip.)

While most bass anglers hate them, Arkansas pro Scott Suggs has at least a million reasons to love suspended bass. 

When he won the 2007 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita to claim bass fishing’s first seven-figure check, most of the field was telling him “how tough it was, how bad it stunk,” but Suggs quit practicing a week and a half before the event started and then dominated the tournament by slow-rolling a 3/4-ounce spinnerbait 25 feet deep over much deeper water.

While that event took place in the heart of the summer, one of his favorite times to chase suspenders, it’s not the only time that he targets them – by choice or by necessity. Winter is another time when fish may suspend, typically on main-lake channel swings and creek-channel swings. He’ll target them with a swimbait and a grub. As the season progresses toward the spawn, he’ll look for them on areas adjacent to spawning flats. He’ll stick with the swimbait, but also add a jerkbait to his arsenal. Read more