Lowen’s Froggin’ Tips

Lowen’s Froggin’ Tips

Throwing a frog has to be one of the most exciting ways to catch a bass. Topwater in general is always fun, but working a frog along the surface and waiting for the bite adds even more fun. Frogs are also adept at fooling giant bass, and Bassmaster Elite Series pro...
Big Bass on Swimbaits around Docks

Big Bass on Swimbaits around Docks

By: JASON SEALOCK  Fred Roumbanis was at the forefront of swimbaits in professional bass fishing tournaments many moons ago, and his approach with swimbaits on docks for bigger than average bass has been refined since the early days out in California to fit...
Fishing the Boom Boom Swimbait Fred’s Way

Fishing the Boom Boom Swimbait Fred’s Way

Fred Roumbanis is known for his prowess with a swimbait. It began during his days in California and continued throughout his professional career. He has always loved throwing swimbaits. He designed the Boom Boom family of swimbaits for Optimum Baits and has been...
Michael Murphy’s Schooling System

Michael Murphy’s Schooling System

Catching schooling bass on topwaters and subsurface baits can be some of the most exciting times of the year. The action is often fast and furious and there is always a good chance to catch a true giant. Professional angler and fisheries biologist Michael Murphy...
Tackle and Rigging Tips for the Boom Boom Swimbait

Tackle and Rigging Tips for the Boom Boom Swimbait

Fred Roumbanis is usually targeting the biggest bass in the lake when he’s chunking and winding his signature Optimum Boom Boom Swimbaits and he knows that trophy fish don’t get big by being stupid or careless. Even when hooked, they’ll use every trick available to...
Making the Most of the Optimum Boom Boom Swimbait

Making the Most of the Optimum Boom Boom Swimbait

Fred Roumbanis calls the Optimum Boom Boom swimbaits – both the weedless and treble-hooked versions – his “live or die” baits. While he now calls Arkansas home, Fred’s California roots make him a true believer that swimbaits are not just a fad, but a way to win more...