June Zone 2

Zone 2 – June

Strike King pro Dakota Ebare shares his favorite places to target bass in Zone 2 during June.

“Water temperatures will be in the 75- to 85-degree range,” shares Ebare. Ebare expects that bass will be in their post-spawn pattern, with many staying shallow. “Some bluegill will still be spawning, keeping bass shallow. But a large percentage will be focused offshore depending on the fishery,” shares Ebare.


KVD Zeus Worm
KVD Zeus Worm


BAIT 1: Strike King KVD Zeus Worm

If the water is clear, Ebare prefers the Green Pumpkin. In stained water, he switches to the Red Bug. For muddy water, he will favor a Junebug.

This extra-large 9.5-inch worm is developed to emit an unmistakable tail action that mimics swimming baitfish, driving bass wild. The body of the KVD Zeus Worm is sectioned, so that anglers can easily downsize to a 7-inch worm without losing any of the life-like action of the tail.

6XD Crankbait
Pro Model 6XD Crankbait


BAIT 2: Strike King Pro Model 6XD Crankbait


Ebare’s choice for clear water is the Green Gizzard, while he opts for Chartreuse Powder Blue if the water is stained or muddy.

The curved bill of the Pro Model 6XD causes faster and deeper dives, making it a top choice in Ebare’s line up.

KVD Bullworm 8"
KVD Bullworm 8"


BAIT 3: Strike King KVD Bullworm OPT 8"


He opts for the Green Pumpkin in clear water, and switches to a Red Bug if the water is stained.

The KVD Perfect Plastics Bull Worm targets giant fish with textured "meat" and a beveled bubble tail that trends upward on the retrieve. With the extra salt load, it causes fish to bite and hold on longer, increasing your hook-ups.



Tour Grade Football Jig
Tour Grade Football Jig 1/2 oz

BAIT 4: Strike King Tour Grade Football Jig with Scounbug Trailer

If the water is clear, he will throw a Green Pumpkin with Scounbug trailer. In more stained water, Ebare calls for a Blue Craw. Black Blue is Ebare’s go-to in muddy conditions.

The ultimate jig for deep water fishing – the Tour Grade Football Jig has a football-shaped head that gives a better feel of terrain and helps the bait stand on the bottom.

KVD Popping Perch
KVD Popping Perch


BAIT 5: Strike King KVD Popping Perch

He opts for Bluegill in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw the Green Pumpkin Gill, while he will switch to a Black Shadow if the water is muddy.

Resembling an injured baitfish, the KVD Popping Perch skips, walks, splashes, and pops like wounded prey, resulting in the finest topwater, hollow body, popping lure.



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