Maternity ward

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Hackney won’t hesitate to give his squarebills a shot at spawners bedding in areas with sufficient accessibility – especially where occasional rock or wood elements take advantage of the bait’s deflection moves. He’ll move the bait at a peppy pace to trigger reaction bites, but the squarebill’s size and shape inherently mimic an image that bass really, really hate.

The notorious nest raiders – baby bream.

Hackney also considers the squarebill during the fry-guarding period, as well as bream bedding season. In both scenarios, mimicking that panfish profile is money.