Its not too late! You’ve got one more shot at MONSTER bass before Summer arrives. Matt explains what the bass are doing as they transition, how to get ahead of them, and the best presentations to catch them. Whether you’re already fishing the post spawn in the South or your lakes are just opening up in the North, this information will help you catch a bigger bass this Spring!
Catching a monster bass can happen at any time, but catching them consistently requires commitment. You have to start thinking differently when you’re on the water, no longer focusing on “going fishing” and instead focusing on the fish’s movements and feeding habits so you can predict their next move. If the bass in your area are still spawning, you have an awesome shot at a new Personal Best bass this Spring but if that door has already closed, all hope is not lost!
Matt explains that after the fish spawn there is one more shot to specifically target the biggest fish. They’ll move off to recuperate but as soon as they’re done (typically no more than 2 weeks) they’ll feed aggressively one more time before heading into Summer. These fish can be targeted with a swimbait on virtually any fishery. Its not the way to catch numbers of bass but if you’re ready to break your PB, the biggest bass of your life could be waiting for you on your next trip to the lake.
Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle Matt recommends for this Style of Spring and post spawn fishing.
Spawning Bass Baits…
-Imakatsu Javallon Gill: http://bit.ly/2IvM1jj
-Mattlures Ultimate Bluegill: http://bit.ly/2FsZhA3
-Dirty Jigs Pitching Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
(Canterbury Craw, Molting Craw, Go To)
-Sweet Beaver (Green Pumpkin Red Flake): http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
Glidebaits and Swimbaits…
-S-Waver 168 and 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
(Bluegill, Light Trout, Rainbow Trout)
-Keitech 6.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
(Light Hitch, Copperfield, Sexy Shad)
-Osprey Inline Talon Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2laKeWD
(Bluegill, Light Hitch, TW Shad)
Wakebaits and Topwater…
-Megabass MegaDog: http://bit.ly/2VIYoMH
-Spro BBZ 8″ Floater: http://bit.ly/2cU1x5P
-Bucca’s Bull Shad Wakebait: http://bit.ly/2yceVRt
Matt’s Favorite Swimbait Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel– Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC100 Shock Leader: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB
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