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Spring Fever

I HOPE and PRAY everyone has begun their new fishing season and are catching the big ones by the pound! It's that time of year again, Spring! We've had a long winter (some areas are still having winter) and I don't know about anyone else, but being ready for Spring is an understatement.

We will still have cool mornings, but when that sun starts to pop, it's time to hit the lake hard. Many fish have just been waiting for the right moment to head towards the banks. I tend to look for certain areas where they may spawn. A good cove with a flat, some structure in there is always a good option. If you're around docks, pick almost any post or behind the dock and you may be shocked at what you find there. The waves of fish needing to spawn is unreal. Some people may think it's a one week or two week deal. I'm here to tell you that's false. For the last 4 weeks, I've been catching them in all phases. I've caught some suspended pre-spawners, fish heading to the bank to spawn, some roaming the banks waiting to find the right area to spawn, and even some which have spawned out.
Keep an open mind when you hit the water. I always try to find a strategic way to locate and figure out what these fish are doing. I start deeper/offshore and then work towards a point or secondary point before I head towards the back of a cove. Cover a lot of water this time of year because these fish aren't always grouped up like summer or fall. They are roaming to figure out when and where to go to hatch their offspring.

Thoughts
This is a great time of year to shake off that dust and rust. I'm here to tell you that when you're covering water, the new Z-Man SlingBladeZ™ are the truth. The ability to cover water, feel amazing vibration, and entice hungry bass is second to none with this spinnerbait. The spinnerbait had a slight fall off years ago due to other amazing products like the Chatterbait™ popularity, but I'm so excited that the spinnerbait is making a huge comeback and the SlingBladeZ™ are elite. One of my favorite all season baits is the spinnerbait.


Another great bait and technique this time of year may surprise you. I love throwing the Z-Man FattyZ™ or even the MagFattyZ™ around. Whether it's on a Shaky HeadZ­®, Texas Rigged, or Finesse ShroomZ it's a great way to catch a lot of fish and even some Donkey's. Again, this is my 2 cents on this time of year, but I promise you that if you have this one-two combo of a SlingBladeZ™ and FattyZ, you can have some amazing days on the water.

Remember- "A Bad Day of Fishing STILL Beats a Good Day at the Office"

-Nick Butler/ Z-Man Pro Staff

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