Spotted Bass


Spotted bass are also here in good numbers and some quality fish are present as well.  You can usually find spotted bass in deeper water in similar areas that attract smallmouth bass. Use lighter line to entice a bite from these fish and you should be able to catch some bass.


Best Baits for Spotted Bass


Spotted bass can be very aggressive and they will eat a variety of different baits.  Minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches are definitely the best live baits for spotted bass.

When it comes to artificial lures, you have lots of options.  Soft plastic crayfish, twin tail grubs, worms and minnow baits are effective.  Hard baits such as  crankbaits, jerkbaits, jigs and spinners also work great.


Best Rigs for Spotted Bass


With so many different soft plastics to use, there are many different rigs that work great for spotted bass.  The drop shot rig, a simple jighead, standup jigheads and scrounger jigheads are some of the best rigs for spotted bass.  To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for spotted bass page.


Best Techniques for Spotted Bass


There are so many different techniques you can use for spotted bass.  Because these fish can be found very shallow, very deep and everywhere in between, there are a variety of techniques you’re going to want to learn to help you catch more bass.  Anglers usually cast for them, but jigging, drop shotting and drifting work great too.

To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for spotted bass page.


Learn More About Spotted Bass


Our spotted bass fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.

Visit our spotted bass fishing website to learn more.