Western influences

West Coast anglers showing pros new tools of the trade
By Sam Eifling

LAKEPORT, Calif. — To be successful in any occupation, the practitioner must possess the proper tools.

That’s why Greg Gutierrez, Day One leader of the Golden State Shootout presented by Evan Williams Bourbon, believes West Coast angling techniques and lures have had such a tremendous influence on bass fishing.
“It’s like being a mechanic,” Gutierrez said. “If you went down and said, ‘Hey, I’m a great mechanic. I’ve got a 9/16th and a half-inch wrench and I can fix your car.’ Everything is good as long as your car is put together with half-inch and 9/16th.

“But that’s not the case here. You pull your tools out and you work them.” Read More