High speed tactics for bass in springtime

Burn up spring bass

Speed can be a powerful trigger, and while a fast moving lure can take fish in deep water, it’s tough to fish in the depths with speed, at least with most presentations.

Speed draws most lures, like spinnerbaits, swimbaits, and jigs up into the shallows, or causes lures like deep diving crankbaits to veer off to one side instead of maintaining maximum running depths. Fast and deep don’t go well together. Fast and shallow on the other hand are made for each other, and spring is a great time to find lots of big active bass in skinny waters.


Depth factors

Depending on the type of water fished, some bass may remain shallow all year round. But, at least some are likely to spend significant time in the depths during portions of the year, especially in summer and winter.

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