Pro's Picks: Best Pre-spawn Bass Fishing Baits and Lures

Pro's Picks: Best Pre-spawn Bass Fishing Baits and Lures
Pro's Picks: Best Pre-spawn Bass Fishing Baits and Lures

14 of the best FLW and BASS pros share their favorite lure for pre-spawn bass fishing

Spring is in the air, and when the ice thaws, the snow melts, and the waters begin to warm, the bass get bigger, fatter, and begin to make the transition from their deep water winter homes to the warming water of the shallows. In preparation for the spawn, the bass pack on the pounds, making for some of the biggest catches an angler could make all season, and that’s exactly why the prespawn bite is one of the most popular among anglers.When it comes to hooking into the big, bad, prespawn bass, no one knows how to do it better than the pros. With that in mind, I took to twitter to hear what the pros had to say, and these are the top 14 prespawn bass fishing tips I got from some of the best Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour Pros in the game.RANDY HOWELL, 2014 Lake Guntersville Bassmaster Classic Champion with more than $1.5 Million in career B.A.S.S. winnings.
JASON BARNUCZ, fisheries biologist, Pure Fishing ambassador, and contributing writer at based in Norfolk County, ON.
JUSTIN LUCAS, B.A.S.S. and FLW tournament pro with 19 top-10 finishes, 5 tournament wins, and more than $500,000 in tournament earnings.
DAVID WALKER, FLW and B.A.S.S. series pro with two combined first place finishes and more than $1.5 Million in combined winnings.
NICK GALOTTA, avid angler, Freedom Tackle Corp. and XZone Lures pro based in Niagara, ON.
BRANDON PALANIUK, Bassmaster Elite Series pro with two tournament wins, five top-10 finishes, and more than $400,000 in career cashes.
BOB IZUMI, legendary fisherman, award winning author, and host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing radio and TV shows.
CHAD PIPKENS, FLW and B.A.S.S. Elite Series pro sponsored by Powell Rods, Sunline, and Gamakatsu.

@greggodden really depends on the water!! I'd say Jerkbait in clear water and prolly a chatter bait in stained water.

— Chad Pipkens (@ChadPipkens) March 27, 2014
GORD PYZER, Fishing Editor of Outdoor Canada Magazine, Field Editor for In-Fisherman Magazine and TV, and Co-Host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Radio Show.

@greggodden lot depends on weather & size of fish, but @rapalaarmy Skitter Pop and XRap Prop are 2 favs & don't forget about floating Rapala

— Gord Pyzer (@gordpyzer) March 27, 2014
DANIEL SOWA, amateur angler sponsored by Denali Rods, Gambler Lures, and The Rod Glove.

@greggodden Gambler Lures EZ Swimmer!

— Daniel Sowa (@SowaFishing) March 27, 2014
JONATHON VANDAM, Bassmaster Elite Series tournament pro with 10 top-10 finishes, two wins, and more than $300,000 in winnings.

@greggodden Strike King KVD300 jerkbait is my go to pre-spawn bait

— Jonathon VanDam (@JonathonVanDam) March 27, 2014
OTT DEFOE, B.A.S.S. tournament pro with 16 top-10 finishes, one win, and more than half a million dollars in tournament earnings.

@greggodden @RapalaUSA DT 6!

— Ott DeFoe (@OttDeFoe) March 27, 2014
BEN WOO, WooDoo Customs Founder sponsored by Berkley, Abu Garcia, Ranger Boats, and Sebile.

@greggodden Sebile Action First jerkbait and lipless. Ultra Tungsten Da Bomb jig in black & blue living rubber with a Berkley Chigger Chunk

— Ben Woo (@_BenWoo) March 27, 2014
KEVIN HAWK, 2010 FLW Forrest Wood Cup Champion with more than $700,000 in FLW tournament winnings.

@greggodden My favorite is a @DUOJPN Vibration 68 G-Fix in red tiger #prespawnkiller

— Kevin Hawk (@hawkfishing) March 28, 2014
SHAW GRIGSBY, B.A.S.S. legend with 57 top-10 finishes, a whopping 9 tournament wins, and career winnings topping more than $2 Million.

@greggodden sorry I did not see this earlier. RedEye shad and a KVD 1.5

— Shaw Grigsby (@ShawGrigsby) March 30, 2014
There you have it, the pro’s picks best prespawn bass fishing baits from 14 of the best bass angler’s in the world.About Greg GoddenSocial Media Marketer, Writer, and PR Specialist, Greg Godden is an avid angler, WFN Ambassador, and father of one. A weekend warrior and self-professed gear junkie, Greg is a bank fishing bass angler based in Montreal, Quebec who loves researching, testing, and writing about hot new bass fishing lures and techniques.Contact Greg

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