Rock Structure: Here is when the Crank Bait comes into
play. In the Spring, I will be throwing anything close to a real Crawdad color: Orange/Brown/Dark
Green. Bass will pass up a Shad, Worm, or a Minnow for a Crawdad because they are so rich in Protein
and the Bass know it. I have caught Bass that had three Crawdads in his mouth already before bitting my
Spinner Baits are also good with the rock
structure. Just make sure that you do not let it settle to the bottom and get hung up on some rocks. What I
like to do is throw it first at the bank and run it just under the surface back to the boat..this takes
practice on how fast to reel it, you do not want the blades to break the surface. To me this is almost like Top
Water Baits, sometimes you will see the bass come up and explode on it.
See if that doesn't get your heart beating real
fast. Top water and soft plastic can also be used at this time, like I said earlier, this is my search baits
and when I have found the fish then I go into to what else they will hit.
One mistake I have seen so many people do is if
you catch a few small Bass you move on to see about the big ones. I can not stress enough with you if there are
little bass there the big one are also there. The reason you caught the little ones first is they are smaller
and move fast then the big ones. Don't
Give UP ON That Spot Until YOU DO NOT CATCH ANY FOR
AT LEAST 30 MINUTES.
Grass: Here again this usually is in the Spring and late
Summer, this is another one of my favorites for the Spinner Bait and Top Water. I first start off the
grass with a Top Water Bait like Kelly Fisher Bait Company's Xplodin Toad. Throw to the bank and make
the frog come to life. Look for an opening in the grass and watch your bait real close. I have had
eight pounders come out of nowhere and explode on the frog and scare me to death.
Every article I write will include what the Pros
say and what I do. Sometimes it is the same and sometimes it is different. Like with the frog the pros say wait
until you feel the fish before you set the hook, and I have done this, but I have had better luck to lay into
it right then. I feel like if you let the Bass run with it he is likely to spit the Frog out.
I also like using a Rebel POP R . for the Spinner Bait. I
again throw up to the bank and let the spinner bait get into the grass and then do what they call rip it.
Take your rod and jerk it to the left or right and make the spinner bait pull through the grass. A lot of
times the Bass are hiding in the grass and will jump out of the grass and eat the spinner bait. Other times
they might be just on the outside of the grass. I like to position my boat so I can throw down the outside
of the grass and 85% of the time it will produce some good fishing. I have won tournaments doing what I
just passed on to you.