WHEN A FRONT ROLLS IN, FISH CHANGE PLANS, SO SHOULD YOU
If you are avid fisherman, you have encountered your fair share of bad weather. Here's a little tip from our Kayak Specialist, Zachery Warren. When fishing post frontal conditions in the spring time, sometimes the bass aren't where you'd expect them to be. Too often, even with professional anglers, it can be hard to move back out to the points when just a day or two ago you were hitting them by sight fishing the spawning flats. But, if you do, it can make a world of difference. Fish waiting to spawn are staged there, those that have spawned are returning there.
Last year, during practice for a big tourney, the big girls were exhibiting typical spawn behavior. I picked up a few and decided that would be the ticket. However, tourney morning brought on a major windy cold front. I struggled to catch fish in spawning areas, but given my practice success, I was reluctant to move to another area. This cost me. I ended the day with only 4 fish. I later talked to the winner and found that he had faced the same dilemma, but unlike me, he did make the decision to move to the points. It was a lesson learned the hard way for me, but one I have benefited from since. Here are some of my favorite baits to use on points: jigs, shakey heads, Carolina rig, underspins, and deeper crankbaits. If it gets really cold, try dropshotting. Whichever you choose, go slow and keep it in the strike zone as long as possible. Tight lines & #LiveThePassion