Many bass spawned last week. Still more to go! For post spawn fish, move out to first drop, cover and to deeper docks.
Water will be in the mid 70s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Our first 90 degree day comes on Tuesday after near 90 on Monday. Then it cools off for pleasant upper 70s for the rest of the week. A mix of sun and clouds every day.”
For spawner and post spawners, try walking the dog with a Lucky Craft Gunfish in Aurora Black. Keep baits moving especially if fish miss! Tie to GAMMA Torque 30-pound braid. Use a Texas rigged Mizmo Quiver Stix on a 3/0 Mustad Mega Bite hook to cast to missed blow-ups on 12-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line. Rig on spinning gear with 15 pound test Torque braid for longer casts!
Also, try ¼ ounce buzzbaits on braid. White skirts and baits with clackers work in open water, but even better close to grass, wood or dock cover. Try replacing skirts with toad style soft plastics.
Wacky rigged stick worms are still producing. Use a wacky tool to put a rubber O-ring in the middle to slip a size 2 Mustad Octopus hook under. I wrap thin wire solder on the hook shaft to get them to sink faster and stay closer to the bottom. Soak plastics in garlic Jack's Juice Bait Spray. Also rig this bait on an 1/8 ounce Barb Wire shaky head.
Drop shots work on bedding bass! Use a 1/8-ounce Water Gremlin
Bullshot weight and a 2/0 Mustad Mega Bite hook. Make leaders about 8 inches. Tie 10-pound Edge to 15-pound Torque braid on spinning gear.
Capt. Steve Chaconas is a guide on the Potomac River. firstname.lastname@example.org