Catch More & BIGGER Fish this Spring!

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As spring sets in, the opportunity for successful bass fishing increases dramatically, giving anglers the chance to land some of the season’s best catches. Understanding the intricacies of bass behavior during the pre-spawn period is crucial for targeting these fish effectively. This includes recognizing environmental cues that can influence bass movements, mastering the use of specific lures and techniques, adapting to changing water conditions, and embracing continuous learning through observation and experience. By diving deep into the details of pre-spawn bass fishing, anglers can learn how to maximize their catches in both size and quantity, setting the stage for a rewarding spring fishing season. With the right knowledge and strategies, you can enhance your fishing success and enjoy the dynamic environment of spring bass fishing. Leveraging these crucial insights will not only increase your catch rate but also improve your chances of landing trophy-worthy bass, ensuring that every trip to the water more exciting.Our newest FreshBaitz Mandingo Trick Worm is the ultimate game-changer for anglers with a passion! Engineered for the angler who knows SIZE does matter, this lure is designed to attract only the BIGGEST bass with a penchant for the larger bait. The Mandingo Trick Worm boasts a solid 7-inch body enhanced with a hyperactive ribbed design, ensuring irresistible mouth-watering action for those trophy bass. Officially available in a vibrant array of 8 colors. Each worm is made from durable, high-grade Non-Salted plastic for lifelike action and unparalleled durability. Perfectly balanced for a variety of rigging options and scented for total and maximum attraction, the Mandingo Trick Worm promises year-round effectiveness in lakes, rivers, and streams. Whether you’re rigging it on a Shakey Head, Drop Shot, Texas Rig, or Carolina Rig, these worms are your ticket to landing the big ones. Proudly made in the USA by real anglers to help elevate your fishing experience and catch more bass year-round!
During spring, bass are not immediately active in spawning but spend a considerable amount of time in a lethargic state as they prepare for this phase. As the water temperatures gradually increase, these fish begin to migrate from deeper, colder waters to more accessible shallower areas. They typically gather in warmer, sheltered waters like sandy pockets or secluded coves, which offer protection from harsh environmental elements and provide an ideal pre-spawn staging area. These locations are often rich in natural forage, providing bass with the necessary resources to build energy for the spawning process. The presence of vegetation in these areas can also offer bass ample cover, making them more comfortable and easier to target. Recognizing this behavior is crucial for timing your fishing efforts effectively, as it allows anglers to anticipate the movement patterns of bass. Anglers understanding these seasonal behaviors can aid in selecting the most productive fishing spots, enhancing both the overall experience and the results of your fishing trips.The new FreshBaitz Lizards deliver a realistic profile that excels in both power and finesse techniques. Act fact, we just released a new 10w30 Syntheic Lizard color! The unique forward-facing leg design creates drag that holds it in the strike zone longer or produces wild flapping action with every pull of the rod. Additionally, its slightly ribbed solid body and large head hold your hook in place and provide much better weedless performance making it the ideal bait to use in any condition. Water clarity always plays a super big role in color selection but in any season year-round, you can’t miss when using colors such as Watermelon RedBlack & Blue, or Green Pumpkin. Its flexible tail design ensures added movement, tempting even the most cautious fish. The superior 5.5-inch profile stretches to a whole 7 inches which is perfect for predatory fish including bass year round. Made from long-lasting durable high-grade non-salted plastic for total and maximum attention-grabbing action underwater.
Successful spring fishing hinges on pinpointing where bass congregate before spawning. Bass often select pre-spawn areas based on water temperature, clarity, and the availability of food, which are all influenced by the changing season. These pre-spawn locations are critical for intercepting bass as they transition into active spawning behavior. Identifying submerged structures like logs, rocks, and drop-offs can also lead you to these pre-spawn congregations, as bass use these features for cover and as ambush points for feeding. By understanding the typical habitats and conditions that attract pre-spawn bass, anglers can significantly increase their chances of a successful catch. Key indicators such as sudden changes in water depth or areas with abundant aquatic vegetation can be hotspots for pre-spawn bass. Paying attention to the phases of the moon can also help predict bass movement patterns, as many anglers believe bass behavior is influenced by lunar cycles. Plan fishing trips to align with the peak times for bass activity, optimizing their opportunities for landing larger and more plentiful bass.We use our Fresh Scorpion because it closely imitates a crawfish. Our newest 10w30 Synthetic , Slimer Green, and Barbie Pink Scorpion colors work wonders. The Scorpion is a revolutionary new look to soft plastics. Its intricate detailing and texture mimic the nuances of a real crawfish, making it hard for bass to resist. Of course, water clarity always plays a role in color selection but in any season, you can’t miss using colors such as Green Pumpkin SeedBrown BarkMagneto. This bait not only appears natural to fish but gives them something to become curious about. The Scorpion paired with a stand-up jig is deadly because the jig actually sits the bait upright in a defensive stance. The subtle color variations across the bait further enhance its appeal, mimicking the natural color shifts found in live prey. Each Fresh Scorpion has a unique and exclusive 3-axis tail design that is engineered like no other soft plastic bait. Our Scorpions are made by anglers from high-grade non-salt plastic to provide superior life-like action-triggering strikes!
In the period leading up to spawning, bass often group together with other bass of similar size. This social behavior is primarily driven by the bass’s need for safety in numbers and the shared benefit of easily accessible food sources in their chosen habitats. This behavior can be advantageous for anglers, as finding one large bass can lead to discovering more large fish in the same area. It’s crucial to use lures and baits that mimic the natural prey found in these habitats, as this can increase the likelihood of attracting these groups. Such insights about the grouping behavior of bass can guide anglers in choosing the right spots and techniques to target larger fish. When targeting these groups, anglers should employ stealth and minimize disturbances in the water to avoid spooking the fish. Using sonar technology can help in locating these congregations more efficiently, saving time and increasing catch rates. A versatile approach in lure selection and retrieval techniques can also adapt to the varying conditions and behaviors observed by bass. These behavioral patterns can significantly enhance the fishing experience.Our Fresh HellaMite is scented for complete and total attraction underwater along with being made in the USA by real fishermen just like you. Our newest 10w30 Synthetic HellaMite color is a must-have. We also just released new eye-catching colors including the Slimer Green and Barbie Pink HellaMite. Act fast, these colors won’t stay in stock for long. If you’re fast enough you can also grab our seasonal limited-release Pumpkin Spice HellaMite along with the Money HellaMite. We also recently restocked our GhostRed BugPurple RainBrown BugElectric Chicken, and Goby Wan colors. The HellaMite’s solid body and hyperactive ribbed tail design produce a life-like quivering action with every twitch of the rod. Additionally, its unique flat underbelly detail enables this bait to be fished as a drop shot, Ned rig, neko rig, and even a small Carolina-rig, making it the ideal bait in any condition. When the water is clear, the fish can see the bait and look like real food, causing strikes. 
Instead of solely relying on sight fishing during the spawning period, anglers should consider utilizing soft plastics for pre-spawn bass fishing. Soft plastics, such as worms, creature baits, or flukes, can be very effective when bass are staged near potential spawning sites. These lures can be rigged in various ways, such as Texas or Carolina rigs, to mimic natural prey and entice bass that are preparing for the spawn but hasn’t yet moved into shallow waters. The flexibility and subtle movements of soft plastics make them particularly appealing in colder water, where bass might be less aggressive towards harder, faster-moving lures. This approach can help anglers target bass more discreetly and increase their chances of catching larger fish. Experimenting with different colors and sizes of soft plastics can also be beneficial, as conditions such as water clarity and light levels can influence bass behavior. Using scent-infused soft plastics can provide an edge by engaging more of the bass’s senses to trigger strikes. Slowly dragging or hopping a rigged soft plastic along the bottom can imitate the movements of prey.Our Fresh Beetle delivers ultimate versatility in a soft plastic bait. Its slim yet wide body design and four claws are engineered to naturally glide and wobble as it moves through the water. This design ensures they remain enticingly active longer than conventional baits. Its unique texture also provides a realistic feel, making bass hold on longer once they bite. Water clarity plays a big role in color selection but year-round you can’t miss when using go-to colors such as Chocolate MintOx Blood, or 10w30 Synthetic beetles. The hyper-active swimming claws are designed thin with long-lasting durable non-salt plastic to make them come alive with the slightest movement. The Fresh Beetle offers an enticing 4-inch profile and is scented for complete and total attraction! You can rig these Beetles as a Jig/ Chatter Trailer, Flippin/ Punching, Texas Rig, Swing Jig, and Carolina Rig. Making the beetle beyond perfect in any weather condition year-round!
By strategically focusing on the areas where bass stage before spawning and employing the right techniques, anglers can maximize both the quantity and quality of their catches in spring. Understanding the pre-spawn patterns of bass not only leads to catching more fish but also significantly increases the likelihood of landing bigger bass, enhancing the overall spring fishing experience. Effective strategies include monitoring water temperatures and weather patterns, which play a crucial role in predicting bass movement and behavior. Additionally, adapting tactics based on the time of day can be beneficial, as bass may feed more aggressively during dawn and dusk. Utilizing a variety of baits and lures that reflect the seasonal dietary preferences of bass can further improve catch rates. Anglers should also consider the impact of water clarity on visibility; clearer waters may require more subtle, realistic presentations to fool wary bass. By combining these insights with a patient, methodical approach, anglers can significantly enhance their effectiveness during the crucial pre-spawn period, leading to more productive fishing outings.Using a stick-styled worm is the most tried and true ways to catch fish. We have a wide variety of 5-inch Worms to choose from but released NEW Ghost Worms which are a must-have! You can also experience our new wacky rigging kit while it’s ON SALE! The WACKY Pack offers our most popular colors and essential tools for wacky rigging. If you’re fast enough you might be able to grab the limited-release Pumpkin Spice Worm before it’s completely sold out along with some of our newest colors including the Brown WormElectic Chicken Worm, and Goby Wan Worm colors. The high-grade non-salt plastic they’re made from provides positive buoyancy and it even floats underwater! We also released new 6-inch Worms including CharmeleonRainbow TRTBoneChocolate Mint, and Fire TGR are all available in 5 and 6-inch. We’ve also recently released new 8-count packs of worms available in Watermelon RedBlack & Blue, and Green Pumpkin. We also offer worms that have the unique ability to shift from one color to another. Scented for total attraction.
Spring bass fishing demands a nuanced understanding of bass behavior, particularly during the pre-spawn stage. By focusing on key areas where bass group before spawning and utilizing targeted fishing techniques, anglers can greatly enhance their fishing success. An understanding of how to identify bass grouping behaviors, effectively use soft plastics, and adapt tactics according to environmental conditions are all critical. Additionally, knowledge of lunar cycles and water temperatures can further refine your fishing approach. Understanding the specific dietary preferences of bass during this transitional period can also guide bait and lure selection, ensuring more effective presentations. Regular scouting of fishing areas can provide invaluable insights into bass activity patterns, enabling more strategic fishing plans. Armed with these strategies, anglers are equipped to not only increase their catch rate but also to capture larger, trophy-worthy bass, making each fishing trip this spring both productive and exhilarating. With these insights, you are prepared to experience some of the most rewarding fishing of the year, filled with both challenges and significant achievements.We have a wide variety of terminal tackle to choose from. For Scorpions, we love to use the Stand-Up Jig because it sits your bait up-right in a defensive stance! The popular Owner All Purpose Hook is built with an extra-wide gap and is made to accommodate a wide range of soft plastics. The Owner Mosquito Hooks work for drop-shotting and are perfectly designed to better accommodate a wide range of soft plastics. The Block Head Jig is perfect for ned rigging the HellaMite with its mushroom-style head that seamlessly matches a wide variety of soft plastics such as lizards and worms. The Shakey Ultrahead can permanently secure baits by inserting the pin in the center and screwing the twist lock coil spring for perfect rigging every time! The genius Owner Ultrahead Wacky Jig features precise weight positioning and hook orientation for the ultimate wacky presentations. For fast Texas rigging, we use the Bullet-Type Rig which has an attached weight saving you pressure time when fishing cover. The 4x Jungle Flippin Hook is designed for big fish and the toughest conditions. Covering a wide range of soft plastics including worms and other types of creature-styled lures.