It’s been a while, but I’m back! The fishing was hit or miss for while there, but it is incredible right now! The fishing is good just about anywhere you go. Water temps are rising, and the fishing is heating up along with us.
We’ll start off with local inland lakes. Water temps on most are low to mid 60’s with some being reported in the 70’s. Spawning fish can be found just about anywhere you go. Cruise the bank and see what you can find – you can also find fish that are still on their way up and putting the feed bags on getting ready to spawn. My absolute favorite bait to throw this time of year will be a jerkbait, I probably won’t put it down until that first or second week of June. A jerkbait this time of year can catch you pre- and post-spawn fish.
If you want to chase those spawning, look for that hard bottom and find the fish. Once you find them I recommend small finesse baits to try and get them aggravated enough to bite. Bright colors like chartreuse, hot pink, or white usually can do the trick.