April 15, 2017 at 12:27pm
Where are you staying. If you are staying at mid-lake near the bridge that crosses the lake...you can try this. The big bass in last week's BASS event, almost 10 lbs...came out of the cove right above the bridge on a spinnerbait. In the early morning right near daylight...try and find some grass sticking out of the water...the locals call it hay grass....in 1 to 3 feet of water. The shad have begun spawning, so you will see many small shad in schools .....shallow...until the sun comes up. Around 8 or so, they move out to deeper water until late afternoon to the next morning. Throw a topwater popper like a PopR...or a minnow lure like a Rouge. When the action slows...look for a little deeper water...7 to 15 feet....places that transition from shallow to deep fairly quick. Use a jig with craworm trailer, or a june bug color worm...3/8 sinker and 5/0 hook. Fish it slow. You can also fish boat houses and piers with a spinnerbait, and seawalls. There are some bass making beds now, some that have already spawned and hanging around structure and deeper transition areas like above....as well as bass coming in from deep water to stage and spawn. These bass will also stop and stage for a while in areas that change from deep to shallow. Good Luck.