Gear Stracner’s 5 favorite prespawn reaction baits Posted on January 3, 2022 Photo: Kyle Jessie - Prespawn can be on of the hottest times of the year to throw reaction baits. Intercepting bass before they move to their spawning areas can yield big results in the late winter to early springtime. Photo: Kyle Jessie - Moving baits like this shallow running crankbait can be dynamite, but lets figure out what 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year Josh Stracner has tied on during the prespawn period. Photo: Kyle Jessie - 1.Strike King KVD 1.5 Squarebill Crankbait Photo: Kyle Jessie - "I really like the 1.5 later in the spring when the water warms up," said Stracner. "Target gravel points, gravel bars and shallow roadbeds." Photo: Kyle Jessie - 2.Strike King Chick Magnet Flat Sided Crankbait Photo: Kyle Jessie - "The Chick Magnet is really my go-to in the winter and early prespawn months," he said. "I like to fish visual targets with this bait. I'll throw it at stumps, peer posts and anything else I can visually see in the water." Photo: Kyle Jessie - 3.Strike King KVD HC Flat Side 1.5 Crankbait Photo: Kyle Jessie - "This is obviously a deeper diver," Stracner said. "I'll target rocky points, steeper bluff style banks and banks that are more 45-degree style banks." Photo: Kyle Jessie - 4.Strike King KVD Deep Jerkbait Photo: Kyle Jessie - "I generally target the same areas with this bait that I do with the 1.5 Deep." he said. "A lot of times it'll be more of an open water kind of deal." Photo: Kyle Jessie - 5.Strike King Thunder Cricket Photo: Kyle Jessie - "The Thunder Cricket is almost always going to be my go-to around cover," Stracner said. "Whether it's grass or docks, this bait is going to be tied on during the prespawn." Photo: Kyle Jessie - There you have it! The full lineup of Josh Stracner's five favorite prespawn reaction baits.