How to Pitch Stickbaits for More Springtime Bass

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Have you ever struggled to find bass scattered across large flats? It’s a common challenge and one best solved by focusing efforts on any available cover. Wired2Fish recently shared the boat with Florida native and Lake Okeechobee hammer Jessie Mizell for a tutorial on how to find shallow prespawn bass and how to catch them using a Texas-rigged soft plastic stickbait. 


Rather than searching out the most expansive grass flats in the lake, Jesse targets isolated clumps of grass in areas of lower overall grass density. It’s a smart strategy in weedy lakes and a classic case of bass relating to available, cover so it’s high-percentage flipping and pitching.