How Patrick Walters Fishes Finesse in the Post Spawn

Tue, May 24, 2022

The post spawn funk can often bring about the bassin' blues for anglers, as it can be a challenging time to pattern and catch quality bass as they recover from their annual spawning ritual. Here, Bassmater pro, Patrick Walters shares his tips on capitalizing on this often challenging time to catch bass. Patrick likes to "go light" and play the finesse game when the bass first come off their beds. Whether it's a Ned rig on a 1/16 oz head or a weightless wacky worm, Patrick finds success in fishing lighter baits to garner those finicky bites that have a slow rate of fall. Both rigs are on 10lb Sufix 832 braid as the main line with a 10lb Sufix fluorocarbon leader on the Ned rig and a 12lb Sufix fluorocarbon leader on the wacky rig. With the light wire hook of the Ned rig, Patrick likes a 7'0" Medium action Daiwa Tatula Elite spinning rod and he throws the wacky rig on a Medium-Heavy rod.

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