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Here's which Menace Jig we would fish in this situation!

Clear or Stained Water

3/8 oz Original Menace Jig: Natural Craw 


When the water finally starts warming up for the first time of the year, bass migrate out of their deep wintertime holes heading towards shallower spawning waters. This is personally our favorite time of the year to fish because the bass are simply more aggressive and tend to be bigger!


During this prespawn period, bass are positioned very close to the bottom and feed heavily on crayfish to bulk up for the spawn. This makes a 3/8 oz Natural Craw colored Original Menace Jig the obvious choice. 


Fish this bait in key prespawn areas on the lake. A good prespawn spot is a shallow to mid-depth location on the lake especially with rocks, trees, and other types of cover relatively close by to the fish's deep wintertime hole and their future shallow spawning grounds. Bass stage and feed on these spots as they continue moving towards shallower water to spawn. 


Crawl this jig thoroughly and methodically through the rocks or flip it in structure and cover you think fish may be using as a prespawn staging location. 


Remember not to fish too fast during this time of the year for several reasons; crayfish don't move all too fast so fishing your jig slower looks more natural, and the water is still pretty cold and fish are still not necessarily active enough to chase very fast moving bait. 



Stained or Muddy Water

1/4 oz Original Menace Jig™: Black and Blue


Often times, spring storms bring a lot of rain and run-off making the waters stained and muddy. When the water is very stained and muddy during the prespawn season, bass will push extra shallow and be found closer to cover and structure feeding heavily on anything that crawls on the bottom or happens to swim by.

Whenever the water is stained or murky, a dark colored bait is a necessity because it's easier for the fish to see. Because you may find yourself super shallow during this season, a smaller sized 1/4 oz Black and Blue Original Menace Jig is a great choice of bait.


Fish this bait in key prespawn areas on the lake. A good prespawn area or spot when there is stained or muddy water is a shallow location especially with rocks, trees, and other types of cover relatively close to the fish's deep wintertime hole and their future shallow spawning grounds. Bass stage and feed on these spots as they continue moving towards shallower water to spawn. 


Crawl this jig thoroughly and methodically through the rocks or flip it in structure and cover you think fish may be using as a prespawn staging location. 


Remember not to fish too fast during this time of the year for several reasons; crayfish don't move all too fast so fishing your jig slower looks more natural, and the water is still pretty cold and fish are still not necessarily active enough to chase very fast moving bait. 

When the water is muddy during the prespawn season, fish can often be found in water as shallow as just 1 or 2 feet deep, so don't be afraid to fish super shallow with your jig!