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August Zone 1 with Greg Hackney

Zone 1 – August

Strike King pro Greg Hackney describes the best fishing spots in Zone 1 for the month of August.

“In 85- to 92-degree water temperature, find good cover close to deeper water relative to the body of water you’re fishing. If you’re able to, find cover close to current,” shares Hackney.

HACK ATTACK PAD PERCH BLACK SHADOW
Hack Attack Pad Perch Black Shadow

BAIT 1: Strike King Hack Attack Pad Perch

If the water is clear, Hackney prefers the White Shadow. In stained, muddy, or low-vis water, he switches to the Black.

SQUARE BILL 2.5 SEXY SHAD
Square Bill 2.5 Sexy Shad

 

BAIT 2: Strike King KVD 2.5

Hackney’s choice for clear water is the Sexy Shad, while he opts for Chartreuse Sexy Shad if the water is stained. In muddy water, he reaches for a Cataouatche Special. In muddy water, Hackney favors a Black Blue Flake.

RAGE CUT-R-WORM 7 PLUM
Rage Cut-R-Worm 7 Plum

BAIT 3: Strike King 7" Rage Cut-R-Worm

 

Hackney opts for the Plum Crazy in clear water, and switches to a Junebug if the water is stained.

 

 

RAGE MAGNUM BUG 4.5 GREEN PUMPKIN
Rage Magnum Bug 4.5 Green Pumpkin

BAIT 4: Strike King Magnum Rage Bug

If the water is clear, Hackney will throw a Green Pumpkin, while more stained water calls for a California Craw. He reaches for a Black Neon when fishing in muddy water with low visibility.

 

THUNDER CRICKET VIBRATING SWIM JIG 1/2OZ WHITE
Thunder Cricket Vibrating Swim Jig 1/2oz White

BAIT 5: Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig

Hackney pairs Thunder Cricket with a Blade Minnow trailer. 

He opts for White in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw the Chartreuse White, while he will switch to a Black Blue if the water is muddy.

 

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