Ike’s Lipless Crankbait Lessons for Prespawn Bass

The late winter and early spring is a challenging time to find bass on the move between wintering and spawning areas. Mike “Ike” Iaconelli explains why a lipless crankbait is among the best baits for finding these nomadic transitional fish and shares several pointers for fishing the bait from retrieves, modifications, and the rod setup to get optimal performance in shallow water.

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According to Iaconelli, lipless crankbaits shine when water temps are in the low- to mid-50’s. The power of the bait lies in its ability to cover water fast and be fished in different ways. Ike triggers bites by varying his retrieves — he shares his top 2 retrieves depending on the situation.

When it comes to modifications, Ike stresses the power of adding a bladed treble hook — the added flash and vibration is an additional trigger that adds up to extra bites over a day. Lastly, he explains the importance of using a moderate action rod paired with a high-speed reel and old school monofilament line for fishing fast and keeping the bait off the bottom when fishing shallow flats.

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