Trigger Post Spawn Bass With Lightweight Worms

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Bass are lethargic after having spent a great deal of energy during the spawn and often only respond to small, slow-sinking plastics. Pro bass angler Mark Menendez has devised a rig that’s perfectly suited for tough post spawn conditions – it consists of a Texas-rigged worm with a unique thumper tail paired with a light tungsten weight.

The key is in the slow rate of fall when the worm is lifted off bottom and left to flutter back down. Menendez uses this rig to intercept bass transitioning out of shallow spawning grounds and often relating to laydown trees on lead-in banks and the first drop-off.


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