August Zone 2

Zone 2 – August

Strike King pro Todd Faircloth prepares anglers in Zone 2 for the hottest month of the year.  

Faircloth expects for water temperatures to be in the 90’s, the warmest it will be all year. “The fish will be the most active early in the morning and late in the afternoon,” shares Faircloth. There are a few key locations on the lake that Faircloth typically finds the most success at during August. “Main lake points, humps, and ridges is where most of the fish live during this time,” says Faircloth. Within those locations, Faircloth has some favorite areas of cover that bass hide out in the most, producing more bites. “Brush, stumps, and offshore grass are the areas of cover they will be hanging out in,” advises Faircloth.

Morning Dawn Filler Worm
KVD Filler Worm

BAIT 1: Strike King Filler Worm

If the water is clear, Faircloth prefers Morning Dawn. In stained water, he switches to Watermelon Seed Red. For muddy water, Faircloth will favor a Green Pumpkin.

The Strike King KVD Filler Worm is designed to be fished for a finesse presentation, featuring a wide head for added durability, increasing the strength of the plastic to last for multiple fish catches.



Tour Grade Football Jig
Tour Grade Football Jig 1/2 OZ

BAIT 2: Strike King 1/2oz  Football Jig with Rage Craw Trailer

Faircloth’s choice for clear water is Peanut Butter Jelly, while he opts for Green Pumpkin Craw if the water is stained. Black and Blue is Faircloth’s top choice in muddy or low-vis conditions. He pairs each Football Jig with a Rage Craw trailer. 

Created for deep water fishing, the Tour Grade Football Jig has a wide, football shaped head that helps the bait “stand up” in the water.

10XD Crankbait
Sexy Blue Black Herring 10XD

BAIT 3: Strike King 10XD Crankbait

He opts for Sexy Blue Back Herring in clear water, and switches to Powder Blue Back Chartreuse if the water is stained. He opts for Citrus Shad in muddy water.

One of Strike King’s largest deep diving crankbaits, the 10XD is intended for catching the largest bass. Available in Strike King’s most popular colors, the 10XD can dive up to 25-feet, reaching depths that most crankbaits can’t.


Rage Menace Worm
Red Bug Rage Menace Worm

BAIT 4: Strike King Rage Menace Worm

If the water is clear, he will throw Red Bug, while more stained water calls for June Bug. Black and Blue is his go-to in low-vis conditions.

One of the most explosive, highest action worms in the Strike King line-up. The Strike King Rage Menace Worm is a 6” plastic worm designed with two Rage Flange tails that swim with realistic movement and appearance. With a twin-style tail, it offers twice the action and results in a proven fish catcher.



Sexy Dawg
Carolina Chrome KVD Sexy Dawg

BAIT 5: Strike King KVD Sexy Dawg

He opts for Carolina Chrome in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw Bone, while he will switch to Black Lab if the water is muddy.

The Sexy Dawg was designed and reviewed by Kevin VanDam to be an easy to work, far casting, premium “walk-the-dog” topwater lure with great action. Thousands of fish later, we can safely say he got it right.




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