gear alert!

Bass season opens throughout most of the state Saturday, and unseasonably cold water temperatures might chill the action. Best bait could be a Berkley PowerBait Heavyweight sink worm rigged "wacky'' style. Use a wide-gap hook to impale the fake worm through the middle. Easily cast, the bait should be rhythmically lifted and dropped on the retrieve. Or, alternatively, let it lie still, aka "dead sticking.''