Fishing the bass spawn is one of the best times to catch hawg bass, but even then they can be finicky. We trolled the best of the internet to find half a dozen top recommendations for boating big bucket mouths even when nothing else is working. Don’t head to your favorite bass lake in the spring without these baits on board.
#1. Berkley Sinking Minnows
Berkley-Fishing.com, Angler Education
Just because you can't see the bass on the beds doesn't mean you're not going to catch them.
#2. Soft-plastic Swimbaits Like the Squirmin' Super Worm
FieldandStream.com, 10 Tips to Catch Spawning Bass
Work your swimbaits quickly for aggressive fish and slowly for neutral mood fish.
#3. A Soft Plastic Lure Like the Bass Pro Shops Squirmin Lizard
BassResource.com, Spawing Bass
Once you find a bed, reposition yourself to where you can see the bed well but are far enough away that the bass will not become spooked. A good distance is about 7 feet away.
#4. Topwater Lures Like the Bass Pro Shops XPS Professional Series Topwater Hard Baits - Popper
#5. Texas-rigged Berkley PowerBait Flippin' Tube
About Sports, Fishing for Spawing Bass
#6. Swimbaits like the SPRO Swimbait BBZ-1 Junior 60