Spring Fishing Tips

How to Quickly Find Prespawn Bass in Grass Lakes

Water temperature is the biggest driver of baitfish and gamefish movement during the spring months. Wired2Fish’s Ryan DeChaine shares a couple pointers for finding spring bass by looking for mud bottom areas that have emerging grass with overhead cover. Dark bottoms absorb heat thus warm the quickest – these areas also support the first weed growth. Lilypad fields are prime locations, providing shade and warmth. Find both and you’ve likely landed on the magical “5×5” area that holds a pile of fish.