Throw a Bill Lewis Blue/Bleeding bait rattle trap... You will catch bass on this lure all spring... Smaller (not the tiny one) works best, especially after the water reaches 50... After it warms up a little bit, throw a drop shot... The hawg in the picture to the left will vouch for the drop shot's success... - BPM
As we are finally getting some open water, we are all itchin' to catch some fish. The water is still very cold and the fish will usually want a meal that is worth the effort. That's why Rat-L-Traps and crank baits are so successful this time of year. Plastics, jigs, and spinners can also catch fish. But with the plastics, patience and location will be the key.
I just stocked up on a variety of Rat-L-Traps and similar baits. It can be a great time of year to land a lunker. Not the really the time of year to bag a "bunch" of fish during an outing, but certainly the time to work and be rewarded with "quality" fish.