Top 5 Baits For Post Spawn Fishing During The Shad Spawn

Ready for some of the most fun you'll have on the water all year? As Spring comes to an end and Summer begins, the shad begin to spawn. They move into the shallows and the bass are ready! The whole process lasts a few short weeks but you can continue to carry the pattern for a month after the Shad spawn ends.

Targeting bass around shad takes a little practice but once you've got it, you'll look forward to the opportunity all year! We use a variety of baits to target bass around baitfish but it boils down to a simple pattern that anyone can replicate.

Below is a breakdown of our confidence baits and gear that we use for consistently catching fish during the shad spawn and following weeks when shad and other large baitfish can be found near shallow water.


-River2Sea Rover:

-Yellow Magic Popper:

Lipless Crankbait...

-Lucky Craft LV-500:

-6th Sense Quake:

-Cotten Cordell Spot:


-Blade Runner SpinTrix:

-Hog Farmer War Pig:

-Revenge Underspin:

-Keitech Swimbait (Electric Shad):

-Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Squarebill Crankbait...

-River2Sea Biggie:

-6th Sense Crush:

-Lucky Craft 2.5:

Crankbait Combo...

Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR:

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG:

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:

All-Around Budget Friendly Combo...

Rod- SLX 7'2" Medium Heavy:

Reel- SLX 7:1 Ratio:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

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