Fish are on beds and headed into post spawn. Location and tides will be key to stay on these fish.
Water is in the mid 70s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon early in the week, highs in the low to mid 80s. Upper 70s sunshine and clouds the rest of the week. Dry headed into the weekend.”
Locate spawners closer to deep water to target fish in all stages. Otherwise, move into spawning flats and move out to scattered grass, cover or a drop for post-spawners. Drop shot rigs target pre and post spawn fish. Tie 6-inch leaders with a 1/8-ounce Bullshot weight. Use 15-pound test GAMMA Torque braid with a 12-pound Edge leader. A Mizmo Doodle Worm on a Mustad 2/0 Mega Bite hook rigged Texas style is working well! Bass guarding fry will fall prey to bright colored trick worms on a 3/0 Mega Bite hook. Same drop shot line set up.
For post spawners, try clown pattern Lucky Craft Pointer 100. Use 10 pound test Copoly line. Keep baits moving. Same goes for surface lures like Lucky Craft Gunfish. Buzzbaits at lower water in pads or over grass tied to 20-pound Edge fluorocarbon will produce.
Texas rigged blue craw Mizmo tubes with a 3/16 ounce bullet weight on 12 pound Edge can be cast and dragged through grass, pitched to visible grass clumps, or to docks. Good post spawn targets.
Wacky rigged Mizmo Quiver Stix with a 2/0 Mustad Octopus hook on the same drop shot line set up for spinning gear. Add a wrap of thin solder to the hooks to get the bait down faster.
Capt. Steve Chaconas is a guide on the Potomac River. email@example.com