Springtime Bass Fishing in Cattails
John Murray won the 2017 Elite Series Event on Toledo Bend with this tactic and it all came down to exploiting a factor others had overlooked. John discovered all stages of spawning fish piled up on a massive main lake point; even after the spawn had supposedly ended there were still active spawners on the main lake. A crankbait was his tool of choice to 1) cover water fast on the massive structure, and 2) feel around on the bottom to locate rocks and stumps where fish congregated.
During the spring many largemouth bass move into shallow water and are often caught on soft plastic lures. Wacky rigs, weightless worms, and texas rigs are p…