The Most Overlooked Detail Of Finding Spring Fishing Spots
DON’T MAKE THIS MISTAKE!!!
Every spring, anglers overlook this detail when plotting out their spring fishing spots.
Check it all out here so you don’t repeat it!!
Spring Fishing Spots
In the wintertime, fish move up into creeks in search of deep water around bends and soft muddy bottom.
The fish will then hold in deeper water and forage for meals while the cold front passes through the area.
When the water begins to warm after a cold front, the fish will push further into the shallows to feed.
Fish are attracted to soft muddy bottoms because they hold in and absorb heat.
Also, fish diets in the winter are primarily centered around crustaceans and bait they have to dig up in the mud.
Moving Into Springtime
As spring approaches, the water begins to warm up and cold fronts are few and far between.
At this point in time, the fish will begin moving out of the creeks to hang around creek mouths and points.
Although these aspects of springtime fishing are common knowledge, there is one detail often forgotten about.
That is the bottom contour.
Fish are no longer dependent on finding soft muddy bottom anymore because their diets shift to more of a fin-fish base.
There is no longer a need to find soft muddy bottom to dig around for crustaceans.
During the spring transition, you want to fish in areas with sandy bottoms, oyster beds, or rocky structure.
Keep an eye out for any type of hard bottom in the spring.
Trout often use physical obstacles like rocks or oysters to hide behind and ambush prey.
If you want to target trout this spring in particular, you definitely need to find areas with a hard bottom.
During this time of the year, you want to use lures with elite versatility that can be used in multiple scenarios.
The fish are moving around a lot and matching different environments will give you a leg up on your presentation.
As baitfish move out of creeks and hang around creek mouths and points, you will no doubt find predatory fish in the area.
A lure that can work in different types of fishing spots and target multiple different species is a paddletail lure.
The paddletail lures that will work best for this time of year are the Slam Shady 2.0 and Gold Digger Paddletails.
It is a good idea to have a light color and a darker color for paddletail choices.
If you are fishing in shallow water, you want to rig these lures up on an Owner Weighted Twistlock Hook.
The weight is dependent on the current speed and wind speed as well as desired depth.
If you are fishing harder structure like docks, rocks, and oyster beds, then you want to use an open-faced jighead like the Mission Fishin’ Jighead.
Weight and size will depend on your lure choice and fishing environment, however, 1/4-1/8 oz. should cover most inshore scenarios.
Spring Fishing Spots [VIDEO]
Fish patterns and behavior are critical to have an understanding of when you are deciding where and what to throw this spring.
It is hard to find a lure as extremely versatile as the Slam Shady 2.0 paddletail.
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