During spring increase your odds with this consistent springtime bass pattern using spinnerbaits. Chatterbaits and shallow diving squarebill crankbaits also work well. This time of year the bass are looking for the warmest water and are looking to feed up in anticipation of the spawn.
Find south facing shorelines that have a lot of rock or riprap, and cast your spinnerbait right along the shoreline, parallel to it. The rocks hold the heat of the sun better that anything. Got a concrete wall instead? Perfect! Those are heat magnets. The bass hang out either tucked into the rocks or just deep enough that you cannot see them. By casting right along the shoreline, your bait will stay in the strikezone longer and increase your odds of a fish. Give it 2 or 3 casts down the shoreline in either direction, then move down the shoreline a cast distance away and repeat.
- Spinnerbait – Terminator S-1 Super Stainless Tandem Spinnerbait
- Trailer – Yamamoto Zako Swimbait with the tail dipped in Chartreuse Spike-it Garlic Dip-N-Glo
- Rod – St. Croix Bass X 6’6″ Med. Heavy casting rod
- Reel – Diawa Tatula reel
- Line – 20lb P-Line 8 Carrier Braid
- Leader line – 6′ of 12lb Seaguar InvisX fluorocarbon connected to the mainline with an FG knot