Cover Photo Credits September 23, 2018 Photo by B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito
JUSTIN LUCAS’S WINNING SETUP THAT SEALED THE DEAL FOR AOY CHAMPIONSHIP
Justin Lucas is fresh of his latest and knocking out amazing Top 10 Finishes in this 2018 season fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series. Topping off this great season was winning 2018 Bassmaster Angler of the Year. Lucas sealed the deal on the Angler of the Year on Lake Chatuge at the 2018 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.
Faced with clear water on Lake Chatuge and sunny skies Justin’s winning strategy was working topwater for bass suspended above brush in 10-20ft of water. Justin Lucas’s winning setup was center around an awesome new topwater bait from Berkley.
The Cane Walker was just released this year at ICast 2018 and was critical to Lucas winning AOY on Chatuge this year. The Cane Walker is widely available on the internet and comes in 10 colors. Its the unique pencil shape that is makes this lure the most dynamic. The Cane Walker boast a long slender body on the bottom and wider at the top. The Cane Walker is tail weighted and that will help aid in an extra long cast for fishing in pressured condition. Making the Cane Walker even better is the Berkley Fusion 19 treble hooks. Check out the link below to get the Cane Walker: https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley_Cane_Walker/descpage-BCW.html
The reel that Justin used was the Abu Garcia REVO STX and this reel looks to be very critical when it comes to the long distance casting that can be associated with the Infinity Variable Centrifugal Brake System on the reel. You can see the reel here: https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Abu_Garcia_REVO_STX_Gen_4_Casting_Reel/descpage-STXG.html
The line is also highly important with the casting distance and Justin directly attributes this to the new Berkley X9 in Crystal. The X9 line boasts a new 9 braid carrier technique that promotes a super smooth and tight braid to horse out the toughest fish. Check out the new Berkley X9 here: https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Berkley_X9_Braided_Line_Crystal/descpage-BX9.html
I’m’ personally excited about the new Cane Walker from Berkley, as I fish some heavily pressured lakes and rivers with calm/clear conditions similar to what Justin faced on Lake Chatuge.
What do you think? Comment below and share this article if you like the setup.
Joe, The National Angler
Photo Credits September 23, 2018 Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito