June Zone 4

Zone 4 – June

Strike King pro Greg Bohannan shares why June is one of his favorite months for topwater fishing.

With water temperatures expected to be in the low 70’s and 80’s, Bohannan believes that “June is an excellent topwater month!” Bohannan continues, “There will be a good mix of both shallow and deep fish. Long tapering main lake points are a great starting location.” Once you’ve found your spot, keep an eye out for schooling fish. “There will be schooling activity, especially early and a late day offshore bite,” says Bohannan. “Topwaters, Carolina rigs, football jigs, and wake baits are all great choices in June,” shares Bohannan.

KVD Sexy Dawg
KVD Sexy Dawg

BAIT 1: Strike King KVD Sexy Dawg

If the water is clear, Bohannan prefers Carolina Chrome. In stained water, he switches to Chartreuse Sexy Shad. For muddy water, he will favor Bone.

The KVD Sexy Dawg was designed to be an easy to work, far casting, premium “walk-the-dog” topwater lure with great action.


KVD 2.5 Wake Bait
KVD 2.5 Wake Bait

BAIT 2: Strike King KVD 2.5 Wake Bait

Bohannan’s choice for clear water is Natural Shad, while he opts for Sexy Shad if the water is stained. Bohannan prefers Chartreuse Blue Back in muddy or low-vis conditions.

Strike King’s KVD 2.5 Wake Bait emits a unique “clacking” sound that can be fished on top of the water at higher speeds than other wake baits.

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

Bait 3: Strike King Tour Grade Football Jig with Rage Craw Trailer

He opts for Candy Craw in clear water, and switches to Peanut Butter Jelly if the water is stained. Bama Craw with a Rage Craw trailer is Bohannan’s go-to when fishing in muddy water.

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.


Caffeine Shad 5"
KVD Caffeine Shad Soft Jerbait 5"

BAIT 4: Strike King KVD Caffeine Shad Soft  Jerkbait

If the water is clear, he will throw Smokey Shad, while more stained water calls for Pearl. He chooses Siren for low-vis conditions.

Crafted with the world's best plastics, the 5" Caffeine Shad is extremely soft and pliable, loaded with heavy salt, and strongly laced with real coffee scent. This deadly combination maximizes the Strike King Caffeine Shad's appeal, resulting in a healthy increase in positive hook-ups.


Rage Scounbug

BAIT 5: Strike King Rage Scounbug

He opts for Candy Craw in clear water.  If the water is stained, he will throw California Craw, while he will switch to Pearl Flash if the water is muddy.

Designed to slip in and out of cover easily, the Rage Scounbug is perfect for Texas-rigging, flipping, or being used as a jig trailer. The Rage Tail technology used to create the Scounbug causes heavy vibration and increased water displacement to attract more bites