Much better weather, but totally different strategies. Look for clearer water and move in with high tides and out with lower.
Water temperature will get into the 70s this week making fish more active. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “After possible thunderstorms on Monday, a nice dry week with highs reaching the 80s with some sun. Morning lows in the upper 50s to the low 60s.”
With morning high tides, fish topwaters up close to the bank or shoreline cover. Poppers like Lucky Craft G-Splash 80 walked on 12-pound GAMMA Copoly will bring strikes. Also try walking Lucky Craft Gunfish. As the tide falls, back out and target grass and other cover with Chatterbaits and Mann's Baby 1-Minus, both on 12 pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line. Contact grass and snap free. With sunshine, docks can come into play. Wait until the sun is out and up high and then target the deepest part of the docks with soft plastics. Texas rig Mizmo tubes on 14-pound test Edge.
Texas or wacky rigged stickworms with braid and a fluorocarbon leader. Fish these weightless. Skip under docks and allow the bait to fall and watch for bites on the drop. Snap free from grass and allow the bait to fall. For a variation, crimp a small round split shot to the wacky rig hook and shake on the bottom. These worms can also be rigged on a shaky head and fished the same way. Bright colored floating worms can also lure fry guarding bass into taking the bait. Twitch and pause. For spinning gear use the braid/fluorocarbon line combo. 20-pound test braid with 10-12 pound fluorocarbon.
Capt. Steve Chaconas is a guide on the Potomac River. email@example.com