Narrow Your Focus in Early Spring

Narrow Your Focus in Early Spring

Major League Fishing co-founder Gary Klein has made a career out of figuring out how to fish better than the next guy.


As his career accolades detail – eight B.A.S.S. wins, 30 Bassmaster Classic appearances and more than $2 million in career earnings – he's obviously done a pretty good job of that.

And when it comes to the madness of early spring fishing, Klein has some specific advice for the weekend warrior: narrow your focus.

“I would tell them to not try to fish the whole lake,” the Weatherford, Texas, angler told me once. “Pick an area out and go to it and learn it (thoroughly). Fish it all day long and don't try to run from one end (of the lake) to the other.”

Klein also suggests that anglers narrow their focus down to even the specific portions of a lake that the early spring can favor.


“In March-April, I like to fish protected waters,” he said. “The north wind is the coldest and the south wind is the warmest, so I try to key on the northwest side of reservoirs in protected waters, in back bays and in back coves.”

“That’s where the water warms up the quickest and these are the places that fish will move into the earliest to spawn.”

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