When fishing around submerged brush piles, the buoyancy of a crankbait can be the difference between losing several baits or having the trip of a lifetime.
Fishing a topwater hollow-bodied frog is a common lure choice for bass fisherman once the vegetation becomes matted during the summer months and into the fall; but turning to this lure during the early season is a great option. Here are 3 scenarios to pull out a toad.
Fallen trees positioned by wind and current may be more top-of-mind in other seasons, but these often sprawling, feature-rich objects can be killer this time of year for staging bass. Think of it as a food court for the mossback monsters — plenty of room to kick back and chill, but also lots of chow options.