Brianscrankbaits, BriansBees

Home of the Designer and the First Flat side Prop Bait, The inventer of the Buzzing Bee the first buzzing crankbaits


2007 Gain Rookie of the Year Bryan Thrift of Shelby, N.C., finished in fifth place with a two-day total of 9 pounds, 12 ounces for $50,000.

Thrift also alternated between shallow and deep patterns during the week.

Interestingly, he too settled on the Brian’s Bees Prop 3 for his shallow water bite.

His deep grass lure of choice was a Zoom Ultravibe speed worm in green pumpkin with a ¼-ounce weight.