Degrees of Success
In water between 45 and 60 degrees, Peters ties on an 8-inch Huddleston Deluxe Trout. It closely mimics a trout's natural swimming action—right down to the vortex it leaves behind in the water—when it's retrieved slowly, making it the perfect target for lethargic bass in cold water that won't chase fast-moving bait. Peters lets the lure fall halfway between the surface and the bottom (it sinks at a rate of 5 feet per 10 seconds) before he slowly and steadily retrieves it back to the boat. In water warmer than 60 degrees, Peters casts a 10-inch, double-jointed 22nd Century Triple trout, which he quickly retrieves near the surface with frequent stops and starts. The aggressive, wobbling action triggers reaction strikes from more active bass.