Strike King pro Mark Menendez uncovers the secrets to targeting bass in Zone 3 during the month of August.
Menendez shares that the water will be in the upper 80’s and current will be a huge factor. “Fishing will be determined by how much current will be pulled in most lakes,” says Menendez. If fishing in an area where there is no current, Menendez recommends another spot to find bass. “If there’s no current, head to biggest source of natural inflowing water to find resident bass,” he states.
If the water is clear, Menendez prefers the Double Header Red. In stained water, he switches to the Okeechobee Craw. For muddy water, Menendez will favor a Black Blue Flake.
Menendez’s choice for clear water is the Sexy Shad, while he opts for Bone if the water is stained. He switches to Black Lab if the water is muddy.
Menendez opts for the Green Pumpkin in clear water, and switches to a Crawdaddy if the water is stained.
If the water is clear, he will throw a Green Pumpkin, while more stained water calls for a Plum. Menendez prefers Junebug in low-vis or muddy water.
He opts for Dirt in clear water. If the water is stained, Menendez will throw the Plum and will switch to a Black if the water is muddy.