Angler Education

Prespawn Cover Options for Bass

Staging bass move toward the bank as spawn-time approaches. When reservoir flats have warmed into the upper 50oF range, look for bass among flooded stumps, brushpiles, and along the inside corners of points within feeder creeks. After feeding in these areas, bass head to the bank to spawn. Making long casts with lightly weighted lures like a PowerBait Jerk Shad or Gulp! Sinking Minnow is deadly. The key is to fish a variety of cover types until you discover which ones bass are favoring at the time. Once you figure it out, follow the pattern in that part of the reservoir and you should have consistent success.