Where Do Bass Go In Spring? (And How To Catch Them)

The bass are on the move! Don't waste time fishing old Winter spots, its time to focus on Spring. In Spring the bass bulk up before the spawn and they do it in very predictable locations. Focus on these key areas and you'll begin catching fish right away!

The key to predicting the bass' movement is to understand why they are moving in the first place. The bass' goal in Spring is to spawn as soon as water and environmental conditions allow. Until that takes place, they feed aggressively along their travel route from the Winter depths to Prespawn feeding locations.

Focus on fishing secondary points and anomalies to maximize your time on the water. The exact structures change from lake to lake but points, ledges, and pieces of hard cover are all key factors. Below you'll find a break down of the baits we focus on during the Spring.

Mapping- Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Lipless Cranks...

-LV-500 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

-Jackall TN-70 Lipless Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2lqAwjh


-Bladed 5 wire A-Rig- Flash Mob Jr: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

-Non-Bladed 7 wire A-Rig- HogFarmer Cali Crush: http://bit.ly/2EeeepW

A-rig components...

-Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

-CPS Springs (medium) for dummy baits: http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN


-S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

-Baitsanity Explorer Glide: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM


-River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

-Revenge Deep Runner 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6


-Lucky Craft 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2vmq67T

-River2Sea Biggie Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo


-Jackall Rerange Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

-Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

Finesse Baits...

Dropshot- Roboworm 6" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM

Ned Rig- Z Man T.R.D.: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Senko- Yamamoto 5": http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Finesse Swimbait- Keitech Fat 2.8": http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Tube- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r


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Giant Bass With No Graphs - Bass Fishing In A New Country!

Today we're exploring a brand new lake! We caught a flight down to Lake Baccarac in Sinaloa, Mexico. The lake is famous for big bass but virtually everyone fishes with a guide. We got the chance to break the lake down ourselves without any outside help... the only catch is the electronics on the boat didn't work! Come along as we explore Mexico and catch a bunch of big bass!

The key to any new fishery is to cover water, targeting aggressive fish. If you can find an aggressive bite the learning curve becomes much shorter. Questions about what stage the fish are in, what they're eating, and what sort of structure they're using are answered quickly if you're getting consistent bites. We used a combination of baits with a large presence (swimbaits and topwater) and fast moving baits (squarebills and A-rigs) to catch fish right away.

Below is a break down of the baits we used in the video, shown in order of appearance. Lake Baccarac is an amazing lake and we are very grateful to Pro Bass Adventures - Lake Baccarac for lending us a bass boat to go explore the lake on our own.

The Baits...

Gan Craft Jointed Claw 178 (Silver Shad): http://bit.ly/2d5l48K

Megabass Pop Max (HT Ito Wakasagi): http://bit.ly/2qqfmm1

Yumbrella Flash Mob Junior A-rig: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper (Guntersville Shad): http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

Lucky Craft BDS-6 Squarebill Crankbait (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2sRZby9

Upgraded Hooks and Split Rings...

Hook- Owner ST-56 Trebles (3X): http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW

Sizes: 4 (Popper) 2 (Crankbait) 1 (Gan Craft)

Split Ring- Hyperwire Size 3 or 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

The Lodge...

Pro Bass Adventures Mexico: http://bit.ly/2MDiiVR

All-Around Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894C JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9


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How To Catch Bass In Muddy Water

Bass LOVE muddy water! Its not as tough as you think to catch fish when the water is murky. Anglers often lose confidence and begin to struggle when the water turns muddy and starts to rise but its all in their heads. Rising muddy water means more food and more food means aggressive bass. When the muddy conditions arrive this year, you'll be ready!

Don't let water color scare you. Whether your lake is crystal clear or chocolate milk the bass still need to eat. Its all about adaptation and recognizing changing conditions. Don't be afraid to fish aggressively in dark water. Matt's favorite bait in high, muddy water is a spinnerbait. There is no reason to slow down unless the bass won't cooperate. If that happens, we've got a handful of other techniques you can try with confidence.

Below is a breakdown of the baits discussed in the video. All of these are proven producers in stained to muddy water. Don't be afraid to get out there after the next big storm, you might be surprised how many fish are willing to bite.

Reaction Baits...

River2Sea Bling Spinnerbait (Iced): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

Revenge Double Colorado Spinnerbait: http://bit.ly/2E4durB

Evergreen Jack Hammer Chatterbait: http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Dirty Jigs California Swim Jig (Citrus Shad or Dirty Shad): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

Lucky Craft LV-500 Lipless Crankbait (Chartreuse Shad): http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd

Slow Moving Baits...

No-Jack Flipping Jig (Blackend Blue): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Man Bear Pig Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2s51oIV

Brush Hog Creature Bait: http://bit.ly/2bnpCRx

6"' Yamamoto Senko: http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

Preferred Rods For Muddy Water Fishing...

Rod- Zodias 7'5" Heavy or Extra Heavy: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ


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Where Do Bass Go In Winter? (And How To Catch Them)

If your bass vanished this Winter you aren't alone! Many anglers struggle to find fish this time of year but if you know the 3 places to look, you'll always be able to find them. The combination of rock, hollows, and solid cover, are the trifecta of fishy locations for Winter bass fishing.

Don't let the cold temperatures deter you. The fish still need to eat and while you might not get as many bites as you would in Fall or Spring, you're likely to catch the biggest bass of your life! If you're not fishing this Winter, you're wasting some of the best big bass fishing of the whole year!

Below is a breakdown of some of the gear we use this time of year. We've broken it down by location and weather condition to make it easy for you to find what you need.

Fish on the rocks...

Jig- Dirty Jigs Casting: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE

Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

Ned Rig- Z Man Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Ned Head- Lockz Head: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Fish In The Hollows...

Alabama Rig- Yum Flash Mob Junior: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

Blade Bait- Damiki Axe Blade: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t

Underspin- Blade Runner 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2oocg0a

Swimbait- Huddleston 10" ROF 12: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Fish In Shallow Cover...

Shallow Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange 110: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

Deep Jerkbait- Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Fish In Flood Conditions...

Spinnerbait- River2Sea Bling 1/2 oz (Iced): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 3/8 oz (Chartreuse White): http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW


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