Top Baits for Locating Bass During the PreSpawn

Each of these lures will help you catch bass during the prespawn this Spring. The Key to catching big bass is to cover water and find the aggressive fish. Tim explains how to use the different lure styles to your advantage as you try to locate bass.

Once aggressive bass are located you can switch between colors and styles of bait to keep the schooling fish active for as long as possible. Switching betwen a squarebill, jerkbait, alabama rig, etc... will keep them biting long after they would have given up on a single bait. Apply these bass fishing tips to your advantage this Spring and you'll begin catching more bass right away!

Baits Shown In This Video...

Lucky Craft LV-500: http://bit.ly/2aAUUbd
River2Sea Biggie Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
Lucky Craft BDS Squarebill: http://bit.ly/2blTVwI
Lucky Craft Staysee 90 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb
Matt's Swimbait Head (for the A-rig): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Bladed A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu
Finesse A-Rig: http://bit.ly/2j6F1Nz
Gan Craft 230 Glidebait: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm
River2Sea S-Waver 168: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner Flashy Swimmer Hook: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7
Osprey 6" Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

 

 

Best Baits to Throw During the Fall Transition

The Summer to Fall transition can be a really difficult time for anglers to locate bass. Their Summer patterns are fading and the Fall patterns haven't yet come on strong. However, while the bulk of anglers are struggling there are a handful that are capitalizing and turning the Fall into one of the most productive times of year to catch big bass. 

In this video Matt breaks down the best baits for Fall bass fishing. This video started out as a "Top 5" video but instead Matt pulled out his actual Fall transition baits box and shows you every bait in it. 

Below are the baits and colors shown...

-S-Waver 168 Swimbait in "Light Trout" color

-Whopper Plopper 130 in "Bluegill" or "Loon"
-Bully Wa 2 Frog in "Dirty White", Yellow/Black, or "Little Allen" (Little John)

LV-500 Lipless Crankbait (Ghost Minnow, Chartreuse Shad, American Shad)

-Lucky Craft RTO 4.0 Squarebill (Chartreuse Shad)
-Biggie Smalls Squarebill in T1000 or TS Minnow
-Jackall Aska 70 Squarebill in "Super Shad"

-Staysee 90 Jerkbait (Ghost Minnow)
-Pointer 100 DD Jerkbait (Chartreuse Shad)
-Pointer 100 Jerkbait (Gun Metal Shad)

-Bling Spinnerbait 3/8 oz (Abalone Shad)

-3/8 oz Pitchin' Jig (Go To or Norcal Craw)
-3/4 oz Flippin' Jig (Molting Craw)
Sweat Beaver Trailer (Green Pumpkin Red Flake)

Matt Allen Swimbait Head
Blade Runner Spintrix
4.8 or 4.3 Keitech Fat Swing Impact

With this selection of baits you're able to cover every bass fishing scenario that fall fishing can throw your way. Whether the fish are up shallow in docks and timber or out in the scattered grass and tullies, you'll have lures to reach and trigger the bass into biting. 

Use the glidebait, swimbaits, and reaction baits to locate schooling fish but once you've found them slow down with the squarebill crankbait, jig, and lipless crankbait to capitalize on the schooling bass and catch as many as possible. Don't be afraid to camp out on a school of bass and attempt to catch every fish in the group, this is one of the best ways to get a BIG bass to bite. 

Best Baits For Fall Bass Fishing

Fall is fast approaching and with it comes the opportunity to catch big largemouth in the shallows. Instead of struggling to get bit on the outer ledges or deep in cover like you've done the last few months you can now target shallows flats, pockets, and breaks for schooling fish. 

In this video we cover the Top 5 Baits every angler should add to their Fall Fishing arsenal. If you struggle to catch bass in fall you're making one of two mistakes. Either you aren't fishing shallow enough or you aren't covering enough water to locate bait balls with schooling bass. The key to success is to keep moving until you locate the right size bass. Once found, each of these baits will help you capitalize on the school to catch as many bass as possible. 

Baits discussed in this video...

Photo Courtesy of Sean Moffett