The 4 Best Baits For Finding Bass In Spring


Spring is supposed to be easy but getting those first few fish can be tough until you’ve developed a consistent pattern. Matt and Tim show you the method they use to find bass quickly and efficiently so no time is wasted during your day on the water.

The key is using baits that get bit consistently but that can also be fished very quickly through likely areas. You don’t want to fish too fast and miss opportunities but you also can’t afford to slowly work each location hoping to run across active fish.

Here are Matt’s Bait picks…
Deep Water Jerkbait- Staysee 90:
(Try American Shad or Aurora Black)
Shallow Water Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange:
(Try HL Hasu or HL Silver Shad)
Rattling Squarebill- River2Sea Biggie Poppa:
(Try Cold Blooded or Rooster)
Creature Bait- Strike King Game Hawg:
Finesse Worm- Roboworm 6″ Fat Worm:

Here are Tim’s Bait Picks…
Glidebait- S-Waver 168:
(Try Light Trout Color)
Alabama Rig- Flash Mob Jr.:
Heads- Matt Allen Swimbait Head:
Baits- 4.8 Keitech Fat Swing Impact:

There are a lot of different ways to catch fish in Spring but the key is to maximize your time on the water. The faster you can locate productive areas with active schools of fish, the better your overall fishing experience will be. While many baits will work, these are the baits we rely on.

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25 Replies to “The 4 Best Baits For Finding Bass In Spring”

  1. This is really helpful, this happened to us this weekend. On a pattern in it shut down towards mid day and couldn’t get back on em. Thanks a lot guys!!!

  2. I am leaning between two STARTER big swimbait rods. A dobyns fury 806 and a spiralite SMC80HMF. Both are around the same price point at about 120-125. Any suggestions?

  3. Love the video presentation! How you show what you guys are talking about makes it easier for me to understand. Keep you the good work.

  4. Do you believe it would be a good idea to put barrel swivels on the treble hooks of glide baits? My thought is it would give the fish less leverage and force to throw the bait when it starts going nuts on the surface. The bait would use that force to instead spin and maybe keep the fish on instead of coming to an abrupt stop and possibly ripping itself out of the fishes mouth.

    This is a genuine question however but I don't know if the end result would be good or bad…

  5. Having a seriously tough time here in Central VA. Feel like I've tried everything. The weather just hasn't been consistent at all. 70 degrees one day and snow the next. Really gotta slow things out and bust out the shakey head/jig. Hoping this weekend is better.

  6. Love the videos, its nice to see a channel out there teaching fishing rather then showing exotic trips or silly Walmart, hello kitty rod etc. challenges. I also like the fact your not pushing products you may or may not be sponsored by, but showing variety of products to fit all budgets. Keep up the good work,and if your ever take a trip to the Midwest, hit me up would love to see how you fish these lakes like table rock, Stockton, Ozark, etc. Your bass out west maybe bigger but I think ours are meaner 🙂

  7. Great info as always guys! This is almost exactly how we have been pond fishing. Crank Baits and Lipless when they are active on warm days, drop shot when it gets a bit colder.

  8. Just bought Shimano Casitas & Exage!! Can’t wait to try the combo, bought those & some new digital scales on! When are you guys going to create a store so us fans can purchase some tacticalbassin gear?

  9. Friday at my lake was a great day. 9-10 decent fish. Today not so much. Only caught 1. The water level went way up over the weekend. It made things difficult. Wish I would have watched this before heading out. Would have thrown different baits. Going back on Wednesday. I’ll keep this stuff in mind. Thanks guys!!!

  10. Everyone talks about the largemouth spawn but no one does anything about spawning Spotted bass. Could you do a video on that please. BTW, awsome videos

  11. Now tell me somethin people, anyone who's good at cranking. Does a crankbait always have to be grinding bottom or are you sometimes up in the column? I always hear about it having to be digging yet I've had minimal success doing it, so I'm just wondering if my understanding and approach is off.

  12. I just put my penis in the water and I catch a bunch of fish because they think it's a little night crawler worm with elan extra layer of taste skin. I don't even need a hook.

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