Spinnerbaits in the soup

Mark Menendez is probing the soup looking for bigger largemouth bass. But the mud is moving deeper into the creeks he’s been focusing on. Right now he’s found the warmest water of the week, 56, almost 57 degrees.

But he knows the right fish are here, it’s just getting the right bait in front of the right fish.

“They are holding tight to the structure right now, and need an easy opportunity,” he said. “Because the water is so dark, this is when a spinnerbait really shines. All things considered, this is the right spot with the right bait. It could happen here.”