Spring Fishing

Use the Turtle Pattern for Springtime Bass

We’ve heard of pollen or lilacs blooming as indicators of the bass spawn, but how about loads of turtles jam-packed in the shallows? As veteran bass angler Terry Brown stresses, bass start showing up in the shallows about the same time the turtles do. Low to mid-50 degree water is the start time for getting in on the action. The environment is driven by water temperature this time of year, so pay attention to the cues outlined by Terry and use your temperature gauge to find that coveted stretch of shoreline packed with hungry bass. Product used in this video: 13 Fishing Concept A Casting Reel (7.3:1 Gear Ratio), Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rod (7' Heavy), 17-pound Sufix Castable Fluorocarbon line, and Z-Man Chatterbait Freedom.   

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