Five Lures for Spawning Bass

Spawn conditions during the Spring can be one of the most challenging times for anglers. Largemouth bass tend not to chase prey too far, and one of the keys to success is finding artificials that present a realistic profile with little action; during this transition time, less is more, and covering ground is the key to success. Here are five

Jerkbaits Often Overlooked as Summer Bass Lures

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Fishes Jerkbaits Year-Round for Quality Bass Bass tournament fishermen are famous for having “secret” lures they don’t tell anyone about, but Brandon Palaniuk’s secret lure is one that’s in virtually every angler’s tacklebox. The Yamaha Pro’s lure is a jerk bait, but his secret is that he fishes it all year, and he especially likes to use it during the hot summer months. “Most fishermen think a jerk bait is only effective during the winter, but really, these are lures I use throughout the year. The difference is simply the speed at which I present them. Now during the summer in warm water, I work them really fast, as opposed to cold water where I fish them much more slowly.”