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Hello y’all! First post here! 

 

Iv need heading to my local lake (lake redman in PA) and am interested in some spring bass. Iv only caught pickerel and sunfish there, but wanna up my game. Now, they are lowering the water levels by a large amount to repair a dam. 

 

Iv never caught a bass before. What should i use? i have some jig heads, 1/4 and 1/2, 3 inch grubs, some 1/2 ounce jigs with tails, some 6 inch salamanders, 3 inch minnows, and a crank bait with 2 treble hooks. 

 

What should i use? where? technique?

 

Im going today so any help is appreciated

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resources ~

 

 I like jerkbaits quite a bit in the spring.

If you don't have any, well fish what you've got.

Good Luck

A-Jay

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How y'all are?  😉

 

Gonna have to agree with @A-Jay 

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You might try "polishing the rocks" with a jig head/grub combo.  What you really need is a TRIP TO THE TACKLE STORE!!!

 

You will want some chatter baits, spinnerbaits and square bills and appropriate rigs to throw them on.  You will need some Charlie Brewer Slider heads and several different colors of 4' worms.   I like a 5'9" Fenwick HMG spinning rig to throw these/a smaller sized spinning reel/10 or 20 lb braid and fluorocarbon leader.  You're going to want a Ned rig, so go ahead and get another 5'9" Fenwick HMG for that. (I prefer the HMG line of Fenwick products because the HMG line has a lifetime warranty and Fenwick has been good to me when I tear up one of their rods.  Your experiences may vary) 1/16 oz mushroom head jigs and some TRD's and you're set for the ned.  May some jerk baits,  I like Lucky Craft Pointers, but Rogues, Husky Jerks or maybe Bomber Long A's will work.   Get some in sunny day colors and cloudy day colors. If the tackle store can't tell you the difference between sunny day and cloudy day jerk bait colors, DON'T SPEND ANY MONEY THERE.

 

Can't go wrong with Senko's - s spring bait AND a year round bait if ever there was one.  (No disrespect to Ned rig fans)

 

I can't emphasize this enough, but find a good place to buy gear, where you trust their advice.  If you feel like they are just telling you stuff to get you to spend money - DON'T spend any money there - DON'T reward them.

 

There are good tackle stores out there - more importantly good fisherman who work in tackle shops.  Sometimes it takes a while to find them.

 

If you can't buy all that stuff at once, I'd lead off with a Brewer Slider or a Ned rig gear.

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