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Water temp 59.6, need tips on what to throw?

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I finally got out in my boat and went to the most likely warm spot, 3 foot shallows and the temp read 60 but most of the lake read 57-59. I started with a grub, tried a flat crank, went to a chatterbait then a rattletrap and then a LC pointer(75?). Decided to go to other end of lake where I ussually fish this time of year(always before from shore) started off with the pointer then a  floating frog sounded good being that there were some of last years reeds and while messing around had a nice blowup at it but could not get another strike. The weather has been kind of freaky, a nice day then a week of windy wet cold, then one nice day again. We finally have started getting into the mid 60's for air temps. So next time out what should I throw? Did I throw some "normal" stuff to throw? There was a guy there and all he threw was a t rigged worm and he was kind of pitching it out in front of him. When I was loading up to go he motored up and asked how I did and I asked him the same. he got 5 keepers and many more shorties. My guess is he was throwing what they wanted and I wasn't.

Paul

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Well if he was catching them on a t-rigged worm, then I would have a rod rigged with just that. Givin the temp, I would also have on a jig, a spinnerbait, and a rattletrap tied on.

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Spinnerbait early, then a jig once the sun gets up high.

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Spinnerbait early, then a jig once the sun gets up high.

X2 and I would stay on drops near shallow flats or creek mouth. Most predictable area for them to stage up before and right after spawn.

Big O

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Well if he got em with a t-rigged worm, pitchin it, I would do the same thing but with a few other baits other then just a worm. I'd peg a creature bait like a Zoom Brush Hog or GYCB Kreature and pitch it to the cover, I'd also pitch a jig around, and last but not least a worm.. probably a powerworm.

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Rattletraps and jigs are my main producers for water temps near 60 degrees

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Great reccomendations guys. I never have used a trap this early but I read that it can work so that's why I threw one. I really thought the pointer would hook up though. I will also give the spinnerbait a try too. I didn't have any jigs with me but I will definately throw a brush hog. I know allot of guys like power worms but I have never had a bass take one. Mabey try them again. Thanks

Paul

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