By Mark Romanack
|In the spring bass can be sinfully simple to catch|
by simply casting spinnerbaits from shore, piers,
while wading or from a boat cruising along the bank.
Few things associated with bass fishing are simple. Every popular fishing presentation seemingly has a dozen different lure brands, rods, reels and line combinations to consider. Digesting and applying all this information can literally take the fun out of fishing.
Fortunately, not all forms of fishing are complex or difficult to master. During May and June when the water is cool and fish favor the shallows, one simple lure and and even simpler presentation tops all other bass fishing techniques. This unique combination of lure and presentation is so deadly you can catch fish from a boat, casting from shore, wading the shallows or bobbing along in a float tube.
The common spinnerbait is not only an effective spring time lure, it’s about as easy to fish as anything equipped with a hook. Cast it to targets above and below the water and reel it back slowly. You can get fancy with the retrieve, but most of the time a slow and steady retrieve that brings the lure near good cover will trigger the most strikes.