Early Spring A-Rig Tricks For Prespawn Bass

The A-rig is an awesome way to catch bass in early Spring! Few baits will cover water as quickly and draw fish up as well as an Alabama Rig. With some quick adjustments your Winter A-Rigs can be adapted for Prespawn fishing. Come along for a day on the water and learn as you watch Tim target bass in dock lines. 

In today’s video Tim primarily used a bladed 5-wire rig. The blades create commotion in the water and help draw fish off the bottom when the water is still cold. However, when Tim found clear water he quickly changed to a rig with no blades and baits with a tighter kicking action to continue getting bit. In addition to the changes in rig, Tim also explained the advantage of gold vs. silver blades. As a final tip, he was able to go ultra slow by dropping down to 1/8 ounce heads to get fish to react in the cold water. 

By paying close attempting to water color, temperature, and fish behavior Tim (and you) were able to adapt to the changing conditions with adjustments to retrieve speed and presentation to keep getting bit. In addition to his depth finder Tim also used his 360 imaging to spot fish out away from the boat and get a few bonus bites that he wouldn’t have been able to get without. Below is a breakdown of the rigs, baits, and equipment Tim was using in the video.

The Rigs… 

Silver Blades- Yum Flash Mob Jr: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

Gold Blades- Picasso Flash Back Jr: http://bit.ly/2S4LwB9

No Blades- Yum Ultralight Yumbrella: http://bit.ly/2cq4pJQ

Pre-Rigged- Hog Farmer BFL Hitchhiker: http://bit.ly/36EcEuR

The Hardware… 

-Matt Allen Swimbait Heads: http://bit.ly/29RrTYN

-Owner CPS Springs (Medium): http://bit.ly/2b2YgDf

-Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 4): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX

Preferred baits… 

Main Baits- Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad, Gizzard Shad)

Finesse Baits- Keitech Easy Shiner 4″: http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H

(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad, Tennessee Shad)

Dummy Baits- Reaction Innovations Little Dippers: http://bit.ly/2brnU5I

(Bad Shad Green, Purple Smoke)

Tim’s Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894 JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- Sunline FC100 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB

Budget Combo… 

Rod- SLX 7’5″ Heavy: http://bit.ly/2L3wppO

Reel- Shimano SLX 150 HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk

Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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