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Top 5 Baits for Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am at Lake Shasta

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1. Tournament winner and APEX Cup angler Jeff Michels topped the Lake Shasta event by fishing a 10-inch Hawg Hunter Magnum Trout swimbait for big bites and then finessing his areas with 5-inch Senkos on a 3/32-ounce finesse head. His top Senko colors were natural shad, baby bass, and green pumpkin black flake. Michels also caught fish on a Shasta Baits 5-inch swimbait and a Z-Man FattyZ.

2. Finishing second, Bryant Smith caught his fish on a 3/16-ounce brown shaky head with a green pumpkin Strike King Fat Baby Finesse worm and a Neko-rigged green pumpkin stick bait with a 3/32-ounce Dobyns nail weight and No. 1 Gamakatsu Split shot/drop shot hook.

3. Cliff King found that dead sticking a Ned rig was what he needed for a third-place finish. He rigged a Z-Man FattyZ in The Deal color on a 5/32-ounce Ned head and downsized to a 3/32-ounce when the bite got tough. He also used a 6-inch Prism Shad Roboworm on a dart head.

4. Fourth-place finisher and APEX Cup angler Shane Pierson caught his better fish on an 8-inch Huddleston swimbait in the trout color. For his finesse work, he used a 1/8-ounce weedless Ned head with a Z-Man TRD in The Deal color.

5. Cody Meyer reached his deep fish with a dark amber Yamamoto Hula Grub on a 3/4-ounce Owner football head. For his shallower work, the fifth-place finisher wacky-rigged a 5-inch Senko in green pumpkin magic on an Owner Sniper Finesse Neko hook and fished a 5-inch Yamamoto Pro Senko in baby bass on a 3/16-ounce Owner shaky head.

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