Spring has sprung. Sure, it may be cold and wet in some places, but let's look past that and stick with the rebirth theme of spring. Yep, the warmer temps, the flowers blooming, certain places in the country where the evil snow exists are now seeing new leaves sprouting on trees. Spring.
Anyway, a few pros shared their favorite baits to use for springtime bass.
Edwin Evers. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)
"I love throwing a jerkbait for prespawn bass. I love the waiting to see if your line will take off after a long pause.
"It's a great way to catch a lot of fish, and some really big ones, too."
"For me, it's fishing a green pumpkin or white chatterbait with a Yamamoto Zako trailer.
"I fish it on fluorocarbon line in five feet of water or less, around grass or some type of shallow cover."
Alton Jones. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)
"My number one springtime technique is sight fishing with a soft plastic, like a YUM Dinger or Vibra-King tube.
"I like sight fishing because in a tournament situation, you know exactly what size fish you are fishing for, which makes you much more efficient. Just stop on the big ones and bypass the dinks."