With the first couple of warm weather days drawing near here in Illinois that means it’s time for one thing, Pre Spawn bass fishing. Bass have a biological trigger that kicks in and lets them know it’s time to move up from their deep wintering holes and onto points and structure adjacent to spawning pockets and coves.
We all have lost fish on hardbaits like crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwaters. The fish seem to get leverage with these baits and can throw them with ease, at times. I’ve found that by adding a split ring between the hook and the already existing ring reduces this leverage, thus putting more fish in the livewell.