Spring Fishing Tips

How to Pitch Springtime Bass in Matted Grass

Spring bass fishing success is usually linked to water temperature — find the warmest water and you’ll find the fish. Professional bass angler Patrick Walters shares some pointers on what to look for cover-wise, as well as how he employs the Tokyo Rig to enhance flipping and pitching heavy grass.


Matted grass is a springtime warm water magnet. Thick decaying plant matter increases water temps around the mat while also providing shade. Patrick shares his favorite soft plastic colors for the conditions as well as why the Tokyo Rig is an excellent alternative to traditional Texas-rigged flipping and pitching presentations.