March Zone 2

Zone 2 – March

Strike King pro Keith Combs recommends a few key tips for anglers in Zone 2 during March.

“This month, bass are spawning or in post spawn,” shares Combs. With stained water in the 60s, Combs urges anglers to adjust their fishing spot. “Look for shallow cover just off the main lake,” advises Combs.

KVD 1.5
Strike King 3/8 oz Tour Grade Swimming Jig


BAIT 1: Strike King 3/8 oz Tour Grade Swimming Jig with Rage Scoubug trailer


He opts for Smokey Shad Tour Grade Swimming Jig with Pearl Flash Rage Scounbug in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw the White Swimming Jig and Pearl Scounbug, while he will switch to Black Blue Swimming Jig with matching Black Blue Scounbug trailer if the water is muddy.

The streamlined, balanced head of the Tour Grade Swimming Jig allows a better swimming action while the Rage Flange pincers of the Rage Scounbug offer a life-like crawfish appearance for more bites.


Skip'n Buzz


BAIT 2: Strike King KVD Sexy Frog

His choice for clear water is Pearl White, while he opts for Black if the water is stained or muddy.

The KVD Sexy Frog is the best of its kind because of its sealed nose and free-floating rattle. It also has strong hooks and an easily collapsible, hollow body for better hookups.

2.5 Squarebill
Strike King 5" Ocho

BAIT 3: Strike King 5" Ocho

He opts for Baby Bass in clear water, and switches to Green Pumpkin if the water is stained. Black Blue Flake is his go-to if the water is muddy.

The Strike King KVD Perfect Plastics Ocho has beveled sides for heightened reflectivity, creating a flash unlike any other soft bait. Ocho also has a slow sink rate and is versatile, but ideal for jerkbaiting and wacky rigging.


Rage Bug
Strike King Rage Bug


BAIT 4: Strike King Rage Bug


If the water is clear, he will throw Pearl, while more stained water calls for Green Pumpkin. Combs opts for Black Blue Flake in low-vis conditions.

Known as one of the most versatile baits ever, the Rage Bug can put a fish in the boat in so many different situations. This bait has unbeatable action and is perfect for pitching around cover and punching mats.

Tour Grade Skipping Jig
Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig

BAIT 5: Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig with Blade Minnow trailer

He opts for Green Pumpkin in clear water with Blade Minnow trailer. If the water is stained, he will throw Bruiser, while he will switch to White if the water is muddy.

Strike King’s Tour Grade Tungsten Thunder Cricket has changed the game for vibrating jigs. Its innovative design provides maximum swimming action, flash, and thump, with a superior hookup ratio.