5 Walleye Lures You Can Depend On All Spring Long

By: Ben Patschull Ice-out in the upper midwest signals the beginning of the annual walleye rush. The melt of ice, snow, and spring rain cause river levels to rise, prompting walleye to transition from their wintering holes to their spawning grounds. In my home state of Wisconsin, anglers flood hotspots like the Wolf, Fox, and Mississippi Rivers with hopes of …

5 Bass Lures You Should Be Throwing This Spring

The spring months are the best time to find trophy bass swimming near the shoreline. From the prespawn period to the post-spawn, these five lures cover your bases as the bass transition from staging prespawn locations in deep water up to the shallow bedding grounds later in the spring. The chitter-chatter from a bladed jig will annihilate prespawn bass when …

Prespawn Largemouth Bass Tips From A Pro Angler: 4 Baits You Need To Throw

Prespawn fishing is the best time of the season to target big bass. Largemouth are at their seasonal heaviest, swimming in shallow water, and seem to be more interested than usual in hyper aggressively attacking fishing lures.   In the video above, touring bass angler, all-star dad, and friend of the program, Brian Latimer breaks down some his favorite baits for …

How To Use Red Z-Man Chatterbaits To Crush Spring Bass

Bass fishing turns red hot when spring water temperatures rise above 50 degrees. The warming weather puts bass into the prespawn mode, which triggers appetites and kicks off the annual road trip towards the shallow spawning grounds. Around the same time, crawfish are emerging from rocks, mucky bottoms, and other wintering areas, and if the nutrient-rich crawfish aren’t careful, they …