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PRE SPAWN LARGEMOUTH BASS TIPS

Bass Spawn Tips

 

So, as bass get into a pre-spawn mode, how do you go about catching a boatload of lunker largemouth.  Fish jigs…that’s how.  If the water’s in the 50’s, you can bet that the bass will be getting active — feeding and trying to bulk up for the spawn. Jigs will usually produce bigger bites during pre-spawn conditions. When jig fishing in the early spring, you’ll typically get two different kinds of bites…a slight “tick” or almost noting at all…almost like you've got a little extra weeds on your lure it will just feel “heavy”. In either case, crank down and swing on it…HARD!

Another great transition technique is a jerk-bait.

Here are a few tips to help when jerk bait fishing.

  • Tie your jerk-bait on with a loop knot....vary the size of the knot to vary the action of the lure.
  • Vary the length of time you pause the jerk-bait until the fish let you know how they want it that day...many of the days last year the fish wanted the pause to last at least 15 seconds.

Jerk-bait fishing shines in early pre-spawn....

  • late Feb and month of March...
  • once the water temps hit 60 you can still catch fish on it, but a crank bait will produce better most days.

Watch your sonar...

  • most of the time when fishing deep points and banks you can see the shad with the targets under them...
  • this will help you decide if you need a deep or shallow running bait.

Test your lure to see if it is suspending in the water you are fishing...

  • your lure is made to suspend at certain water temps...if the water you are fishing is colder than that or warmer than that...it is not going to suspend.
  • Just because your lure suspended in your sink at home does not mean it will be suspending in the water where you are fishing that day. You do not want you lure to be rising...this can be adjusted by adding suspend dots. If the lure is falling...a slow fall is not really a bad factor...you want it to fall nose down if you can't make it suspend.

Water Clarity…

  • If the water is stained...go with clown pattern....
  • if sun is really bright and water clear...think blue/chrome...most days shad patterns such as black/silver, table rock shad, green/pearl etc are best producers...remember...they are eating shad on this pattern.

Bait Selection…

  • I use a number of different makes and models I have been really impressed with Academy Sports H2O line most days they will all catch a fish if the jerk-bait bite is on...
  • but there is always one that will outperform the others...
  • and normally one that will catch more fish than the others each season...
  • you just have to figure out which one it is and then make sure you have plenty of them.

 Happy fishing, knock there socks off !!

 William

Team Eddy Gear

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