The Best Spawn Fishing Tips (Because They Work!) | Bass Fishing

Greg Hackney: You know, probably top three tips on the spawn, you know, number one is cover lots of water You know, don't get caught up fishing for the first fish you see

Would be, roam around and see how they're setting up Are there pairs? Are there singles? Number two would be, don't be afraid to fish for dirty water Once you find them in clear water, then go to the dirty water and target the, you know, the same type of area where you saw those fish A lot of times, those fish in the dirty water will be a little easier to catch You won't have to visually fish for them

Number two would be don't count out moving baits forwhen certain conditions are right, you can always catch spawning fish on moving baits whether it be a swim jig, a crankbait, a spinnerbait, a frog But just under certain conditions, you know, the weather gets right, makes those fish a little more susceptible to a moving bait rather than just throwing plastics on them

Keri: Sure, sure Brent Ehrler: Top three tip for the spawn of shallow water fishing, obviously, you need to fish shallow around the spawn Typically, you need to get in bays or coves Once you get into the bays or coves, bait choices, Yamamoto Senko if you can't see them It's an excellent bait for covering water

If you're looking for fish that are actually spawning, it's a great bait to throw ahead of the boat, and don't do anything with it You're looking in the water for spawning fish, you're looking for cruising fish, let that bait sink to the bottom water while you're looking and reel it in If you go to reel it in and there's something on there, you set the hook If there's not, you reel it in and cast again Then once you find betting fish, then I'm gonna use a Texas rig with a Yamamoto Flappin' Hog

Depending on where I'm at, if I want a smaller bait, I use a three-inch It's actually a three and three-quarter-inch If it's a bigger body of water or lake that has bigger prey, bigger fish, then I'm gonna with the four and three-quarter ones, a little bit bigger ones So, two sizes of Flappin' Hog both on a quarter rounds head, Texas rig with probably 20-pound test The spinning

or I'm sorry, the Senko, I'm gonna probably throw on a spinning out thick with braided line, 12-pound braid to eight-pound floor carbon liter And I'll most likely throw that wacky rig But the best thing about that is you cast out and do not touch it, slack line

It does all the work for you That's the whole design of the Yamamoto Senko It's how it falls So, the fish, you know, can't resist that bait It's, by far, the number one bait around the spawn

Jacob Wheeler: Number one, always wear a good pair of sunglasses and have different shades You don't actually have to spend $200, $300 on a pair of sunglasses I wear Wiley X, there's a lot of great brands out there But have, you know, different shades, you know Have a grey, have amber, have a brighter, a brighter, like, yellow

Give you a couple different looks of what these fish are doing and see a couple inches or a foot deeper That's a huge difference Another thing, fish lower because those fish, sometimes they're a little finicky When you get around there, fish lower when you get those areas where those fish is spawning, especially, when you can't see them And last, but not least, don't be afraid to throw at top water

When the bass or spawning a lot of times are very territorial in what's above them because they don't wanna bluegill or shad or a minnow or anything around them So that's one of my thing that I'll throw a trap prop or a skitter walk, skitter pop, something like that to draw their attention They'll come up there and actually eat it because they're protecting their beds Edwin Evers: Top three tips for the spawn, I would say is one, all fish don't spawn at the same time, you know You may hear or see lots of fish up shallow

For every fish that you see up shallow, there's generally that many more back behind you So, keep that in mind Two, quiet You got to be quiet If you are actually up there fishing, the more quiet, the more stealthy you can be, the more success you're gonna have, you know

Make long cast Keep all the noise to minimum in your boat Don't be sitting in a slamming lids or turn motor on and off So, you know, be very, very stealthy And then last is, you know, just

if you're visually sight fishing for spawning fish, you know, you canyou know, like, how long it takes when you're flipping that bed, and then a fish comes in there, and then he leaves Think about that when you're fishing muddy water because, you know, notthey don't

you know, all the lakes that we all fish, they're not all clear, we could see them But by doing it when it's clear and you see how long it takes, think about that when you're flipping muddy water to let that bait sit in there a little bit longer, especially, if you're flipping bushes or docks, you know So many of us go down the bank and we flip it

Let it go to the bottom, you know, you pick your bed there and you pick it up ones Check it, no bite, then you reel it in and do it again During the spawn, a lot of times, that's when II'm gonna leave it in there, you know, twice as long as ever was And you're gonna be amazed how many more bites you get Ott DeFoe: Top three tips for the spawn is, for me, I love to fish a wacky worm during the spawn, you know So if I'm just going down the bank looking for fish, and even when I'm actually sight fishing, I'll use a wacky worm a lot Number two would be to use a top water

I get a lot of fish on a top water bait Name that storm cover pot, then I count to nine Nine on last year in a bass master class Keri: That'll be nice Ott DeFoe: So I was going a long way again this year

But yeah, would be to use a top water bait sometimes Those fish will just be extremely aggressive to it and you'll catch fish much easier that way Number three would be to sue a heavy bait or not a heavy bait necessarily but a big bait, something that's a big profile especially, when you're sight fishing a big bass, you know I'm talking a five-plus pounder Don't do that all the time with a real small bait

A big bait will make that fish much more aggressive Keri: Really? Ott DeFoe:Yeah Keri: Good tips, I'll use them it myself Ott DeFoe: Okay Keri: What are your top tips for the spawn? Brandon Palaniuk: Yeah, we're getting into that time of the year when it's happening

The number one thing for me there is going to be identifying if it's a catchable fish or not, okay? And especially, in a tournament situation where you got eight hours, it's important to be able to learn which ones you can actually catch If that fishif you are driving up to it and it just takes off like a bottle rocket and doesn't come back right away, probably, gonna waste your time trying to catch that one

You want the ones that you drop by on 100 and it sits there and looks at you Those are the ones you wanna chase after The next thing is gonna be identifying where that fish's sweet spot is because they all have a sweet spot And I…actually it will create a grid system inside the bed that helps me break that down quicker and where that fish reacts mostly And then the other thing is gonna be, you know, bait selection

What do you do to select the right bait? And you'll see fish that are hovering really close to the bottom, and some that are, kind of, suspended up When I'd see that, if they're close to the bottom, I'd try to choose a Texas rig or something that's on the bottom And if they're suspended up, a lot of times, I'll throw a drop shot so that those fish don't have to change their position to attack the bait Skeet Reese: Top three tips for fishing a spawn I'm using a very large swim bait to find spawning fish, so seven-inch to even up a 12-inch size bait will pull fish from a long ways away

So to show you where the fish are, a little tip, and fishing a drop shot, so whatever your favorite Berkley bait For me, whether it be a lot of times, it's Pit Boss But, you can fish a drop shot in or a 6-pound test but you can also put on flipping stick with 25-pound test But make it sure you fish a drop shot And third tip is for fish weightless

If you're just randomly casting fishing a weightless wormso I'm fishing the new general wacky rig that will slow weightless fall on spawning fish is hard for them to resist

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Post Spawn Lipless Crankbaits: The Ultimate Guide | Bass Fishing

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That springtime, not much beats that lipless crankbait Right off this point, lipless crankbait Oh, there's another one Oh, yeah Nice fat, healthy, I'm liking this lipless crankbait right now

Oh, I missed it Oh, got it there Oh, my God, look at this Double hook! Look at that This is insane, guys

Hey, folks, Captain Mikey of SawGrass Bassing, coming to you from KastKing and BassResourcecom From beautiful northwell, it's still Florida Yay, it may not be the most beautiful day out here in Florida, but it's still my favorite time of year We're talking post-spawn springtime One of the greatest times to be out here on the water These bass are just wrapping up their spawn

There's still a few of them sitting out there, but the majority of them, they're done Yeah, they're done They've done all their dirty deeds, now it's time for them to have a little bit of fun and to feed up Those big girls, they put in all that work, all that time and all that energy on those beds, and now that their job's done, they left the boys at home And now they're hungry, and they're out there looking to have a little bit of fun

They're out there meeting up all their girlfriends, saying "It's time Let's go find a new dancing partner out here" Some of them like to waltz, some of them like to tango, some of 'em just like rock Those big girls can be hungry They're out there patrolling, they're munching on shad, they're munching on bluegill, all those smaller baitfish that are now moving up and starting to spawn themselves

Well, those big girls, they're looking to eat, and that's what they're doing out there right now That's right They're actively, aggressively searching down food, trying to fill those bellies that spent all that energy during the spawn And honestly, when you wanna dance with the big girls, there's only one lure for me It's my all-time favorite, transitional bait, from post-spawn to springtime, you can not beat the lipless lover

You ladies want to dance? You want to dance with me? You want to dance with the lipless lover? Oh, yes, we're talking lipless crankbaits, guys It is a phenomenal bait, it's got so much action, so much activity, and so much energy put inside that bait, that is exactly what those big girls that are looking to dance are looking for You can cover so much area, so much water with the lipless crankbait You can move it fast, you can yo-yo it, there is so many varieties that you can do From shallow to deep, it's up to you how you want to make that lure dance

Now, when you're talking a world of lipless lures, there's a huge variety of 'em, and almost every single lure manufacturer has their own version of a lipless crankbait And no two lipless crankbaits are created equal Each one has actually got its own design, and it's got it's own dance steps in mind I'm gonna to explain to you why each one does what they do, and what the special dance steps truly are Because if you can really teach your lipless crankbait how to tango, you'll have those big girls lined up in no time to dance with you

No two lipless crankbaits are the same whatsoever Don't worry about size, don't worry about color right now, we're talking about sound That's the main importance when it comes to deciding what lipless crankbait you're gonna throw where It's the sound, it's the beat that it provides The beat it provides is what's gonna show you what steps to do when you're ready to dance

Follow the beat, just follow the beat Follow the beat, and you'll find the bass But I'm gonna break down each one to you and kind of tell you why the specific sound of each lipless crankbait is how I determine where and how I'm going to fish it This is the Cordell Spot Cotten Cordell Spots, they've been around forever

It's a light lure, a light profile This is the kind of lure that I'm gonna want to throw in the shallower, grassy flats area This lure is designed for speed and lots of noise and lots of commotion It is a walk-in-the-line, go as fast as I can and make as much noise as I can This one is light, it's designed for a shallow water and speed

Let me show you the sound and the reason why I do that Listen to it It's got that high-pitched, very noisy rattle to it When these things are going through the water, they're going side-to-side really fast Very fast like that

And it's got a great sound to do that However, other techniques that you might use, where you might yo-yo it, you might drop it up and down, you might let it flutter, well, these don't have a lot of noise when you do that Take a lipless and do that Go side-to-side like it's gonna, like you’re in a straight line, and then go up and down Nothing, nothing in there

This is why I'm gonna throw this in a straight line, in a shallow cover, made right along a grass flat, something like that This is a straight line, so it can do its dance Now I just said, there's other techniques involved when you're fishing these, other dance steps, other styles There's the tango, there's the salsa, there's the waltz There's all sorts of dances out there

Now here's another one altogether This is the Strike King Red Eye Shad This is a unique one Side to side, it's got that nice high-pitched rattle to it, just like you hear, but it's also got a deeper knock in there There must be a bigger rattle in there

When you take it and go up and down You hear that? You can hear the difference Side to side, up and down A totally different sound with it So that could tell you right there, this thing can be fished in a variety of different ways

It also has a nice, fast sink, and it's got a nice wobble added to that So you wanna toss this out, run it along side-to-side, stop, let it sink, let it wobble down, and jerk it up And when you jerk it up, it's gonna go side-to-side and get that knock A totally different sound to it, a totally different lure altogether That different three-step instead of your normal two-step, that might be the dance that attracts that big bite

Fishing it a little bit different, not just in a straight line, because straight lines are boring, but if the line dance doesn't attract 'em, then you've got to step up your step Go do a three step Which give me three steps, give me three steps baby This one is a lure that I'm gonna fish in a variety of areas from shallow to deep, and I'm gonna burn it along, let it sink, jerk it up Burn it along, let it sink, jerk it up

Really take advantage of the different noises that a lure like this can actually make But again, I'm letting the sound that this thing can create determine how and where I'm gonna fish it This is an energetic beat Don't waste it Give it the three steps, baby

Let it flutter, let it dance, let it do its thing and find that bite So maybe it's a little later in the evening, maybe it's a little later, they're feeling a little more sluggish, and they really just wanna flow dance with you Well, that's when a lure like this one is gonna come in view This is the Rat-L-Clap, Rat-N-Clap This grappling lure is a unique one

It's actually got just like that one big clank to it Instead of that loud vibration, fast-moving kind of thing, it's got a clank Listen to this That sounds like a slow dance to me, doesn't it? Ah, yeah, that's just slow-dancing a little right there Instead of all those fast moving beads and lots of noise, this one is definitely one that you're just gonna wanna kinda just slowly dance it

But when those girls aren't looking to move too fast, the slow dance of a big clank like this, that could be the dancing step you need That slow clank is telling me how to fish this one I'm gonna fish this one a little more towards the bottom It's got a nice sink to it, a nice rattle to it, and I'm gonna fish it right off the bottom, nice and slow, occasionally giving it a yo-yo, letting it flutter down, letting it flutter out, but giving it that nice, slow approach Slow dancing specialty right there

And here's another one This is the Booyah One Knocker One Knocker because it's got that one knock It's a little bit, little bit louder, you can move it a little bit faster, but it's got that really nice fall to it, where at side-to-side, barely have to move it and it's rattling, but you get that yo-yo That's right

And that is a really, really unique sound, a really unique lure You can fish it a little bit faster, because it's got a little faster clank to it, but you don't need to do too much to this, just a straight flutter up and down This is a great yo-yo lure If it does that, if you go up and down, that's an up and down lure That's a lure you wanna jerk up and down

I'll let it flutter down, I'm gonna pull it up Kind of like a jig, almost a vertical jig This is a perfect lure for that Just let it sink, let it flutter on down, yank it up, let her flutter down, yank it up Look at that guys, that is a new dance step altogether

That could be the one that attracts your next dance partner right there We're gonna call that one the Texas two-step Two steps Yeah, baby And yet another one

Again, so many specific, so many different lures and with all each with their own unique style and sound to it This is a Berkley Warpig This is a great lure It's got that flat nose on it, so when it drops down, it's heavy in the front end It's gonna go down fast, it's gonna sink fast, and it's gonna sit on the bottom nice and operating like this

Then you can definitely jerk it up Now listen to this one Side to side, got a real nice sound to it, but it's also got a different sound on up-and-down It's got the one knock and the rattle This is a fast pace lure doing a lot of dancing, this is a salsa lure right here

This baby dances the salsa When you've got that sound, that great side-to-side sound where you know you can move fast, but you've also got a really loud, fast up-and-down sound to it, dance the salsa with this one Let this thing fall right to the bottom, jerk it up and rip it along Adjust your pattern with this one, go nuts with a lure like this, you can do so many things by reeling it fast, yo-yo-ing it, jerking it There's so many dance moves that a lure like this can do

This is definitely your salsa baby Yeah That's right When these girls wanna dance to this, there's nothing better than a whole bunch of energy and excitement that a lipless crankbait can give you And put that excitement into it, guys

That's what these lures are for, they are built for speed and excitement They are built to dance That's what they're made for, guys There is nothing exciting about walking in a straight line Add a couple of steps to it

Teach yourself how to dance, teach yourself how to dance a lipless crankbait, and, I promise you, you're gonna find those results Especially in the springtime, when those girls have just finished up their spawn, they're hungry and they're looking for a partner to dance with, show them the lipless lover Well, there you go, guys This year, when it comes to that post-spawn transition, hopefully, you now have a few new dance steps in your arsenal This spring, make sure you've got your dancing shoes on, because all the big girls could be waiting to dance with you

Well, folks, I really hope you did enjoy that, and I hope you learned a little something If you did, make sure you smash the heck out of that like button, and share, share, share, share And stay tuned to KastKing, to BassResourcecom, and yours truly SawGrassBassin for plenty more tips, tricks, and techniques in the near future Have a nice time, guys, from beautiful north Florida, I'm dancing with the big girls, it's Captain Mikey signing out

The future is bright, you keep those lines tight

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