3. Delicate Drop
As Outlaw makes his final approach, he sculls silently with a short paddle. He dangles the jig about 2 feet below the rod, then, with his free hand, pulls the exposed line above the reel. Once the jig contacts the rod's tip, Outlaw pushes it into the cover and drops it straight down below the surface. He lets the jig hang for a few seconds, bounces it a few times, and moves on to the next piece of cover. "If a crappie's there," he says, "it jumps on the jig pretty quick."