Spring is upon us, which means it’s a great time for bass fishing. With the rising water temps, the bass will begin coming up shallow. If your new to bass fishing, Spring is the best time to catch ton of bass. Let’s be honest, Spring is one of the easiest times to catch tons of bass. We will give you some tips to help you catch more fish this Spring.
During early Spring, the water temperature can still be quite low. If the water temperature is below 55, the bass may still be deeper. However, they are becoming more active. Use deep diving crankbaits to get them stirred up. Use your fish finder to find a good slope. Try casting deep and reeling into the shallow portion of the slope.
When water temps are between 55 to 65 degrees, bass will move up shallow to spawn. Squarebill crankbaits is our favorite during the middle to late Spring. We focus on mid-size crankbait, with diving depths between 3 to 5 feet. Work the shorelines, casting as close the shoreline as possible. Many of the bass will be nesting on the shorelines to spawn. Squarebills are perfect to work rocky bottoms. The wobble it generates, combined with the erratic movement it makes bouncing off rocks, will trigger bites. If the shoreline has some vegetation, try using a spinnerbait or a swimbait with a weedless setup. This will help you get you through the vegetation.
Be sure to use the right colors when bass fishing. For murky waters, use bright colored lures and use more natural color lures for clear water.