The next trick that I think helps teams is having one member that’s willing to explore “next generation” lures, patterns, and approaches. Not only do I believe that bass become accustomed to the same lures coming by them, but I believe the average bass anglers are getting better every year. With one person pushing the envelope with next gen stuff, new tricks for big bass are always being explored, and this is done in a time when the bass are hopefully still green to these patterns. As an example, at one time during the dawn of the popularity of swimbaits, I had a team partner who figured out a way to swim realistic bream baits under the platform docks while I skipped, flipped, and pitched a jig or worm. At first I said, “no way is this gonna work,” but I must say, that thing put numerous blimps in the boat over the years, all of which were associated with several heart-attack net jobs by yours truly.