John Murray this morning switched to a deep diving crankbait to catch prespawn bass. What got him here, though, was a trio of lures fished in shallower water.
This morning Murray told me that a River2Sea S-Waver swim bait helped him locate bass.
"It's best in clear, calm water but there hasn't been much of that in my area," he explained.
The big 4.75-inch, 13/16-ounce swimbait does indeed get attention. Murray fished the glide-style lure like a jerkbait for a reason.
"When I missed a fish then I switched to the true jerkbait," he said.
As I reported earlier in my blog that lure is a Smithwick Rogue that Murray guesses to be 25 or 30 years ago.
Finally, when encountering bedding bass he picked up a flip shot rig. The combo featured an 8-inch Gene Larew Lures Tattletail Worm, rigged to a 2/0 jhook and 1/4 ounce weight.
The lesson learned is that Murray varied his bait selection to maximize strike potential in his area.