Thrift’s numbers game is a model of absolute maximum efficiency on offshore objects sitting in water that’s anywhere from 5 to 15 feet deep. He works with mechanical precision to hit as many as 70 targets per day. For each target, Thrift uses his electronics to idle to within 50 feet of the target. He then breaks his forward momentum with reverse throttle, hops to the deck and fires a swimbait beyond the target. The object of his game is to waddle the swimbait right into the target in hopes that any unsuspecting bass holed up there will blast the lure.
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