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Favorite baits for spring bass: Part 2

Dave Landahl
Published March 27, 2018

There are so many options when it comes to fishing for bass during the spring, and so many variables, such as water temperatures, are the fish in pre-spawn, spawn or post-spawn modes, on and on.

Like the variants in what a bass is up to, there are an equivalent number of lures to toss and techniques to use to catch them. Jay Yelas, Josh Bertrand and Gerald Swindle shared their personal favorite options to toss at springtime bass.
Josh Bertrand. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)
Jay Yelas

"Use a 5-inch Green Pumpkin Senko. It's so versatile. You can Texas-rig around cover, wacky-rig, Neko-rig, dress it on a shaky head, a Carolina-rig, wobble-head jig. It works everywhere."

Josh Bertrand

"My favorite springtime technique is fishing a Texas-rigged Berkley General around shallow water spawning areas.

"I peg it on a 4/0 hook with a 3/16-ounce weight and flip it to areas I picture beds being located."

Gerald Swindle

"One of my favorite springtime techniques is throwing a 3/8- to ½-ounce buzzbait. I tie it on 18-pound Shooter Sunline and use a 7:3.1 Quantum Smoke Reel and a 7'4" G-Force rod.

"I like to throw this from early spring through post-spawn."