In Minnesota, where bass fishing is closed until late May to protect the spawn we have a different starting point then our southern fishing brethren. Pre-spawn is a time when fishing is fast and furious, and fish in this stage can be found and targeted even in early June, if you know where to look. Most natural lakes have areas which just don’t warm as quickly as the rest of the lake. Sandy bottoms, deep shorelines, wind-swept eastern shores. Look for smaller areas which offer ideal spawning areas, after the spawn has occurred in other parts of the lake. You will find fish still moving in, aggressively feeding and not yet on the beds in these areas. The best areas have boat docks and pilings for docks not yet put in for the year. Target these areas now, rather than trying to catch fish off beds in the warmer parts of the lake.
If you want to give your crankbaits a little more flash, replace the back treble with a teaser treble of the same size. The feathers or mylar will give the bait more flash and different look. When used on suspending baits, on a pause, the pulsating action of the feathers will drive the fish crazy.
I have noticed that a lot of my fellow fisherman don’t pay a lot of attention when they are rigging their plastics. Take the time out to make sure the bait is rigged straight, and check it every few casts. The more natural a bait looks in the water, the more appealing it is to Read More…