March Zone 3

Zone 3 – March

Strike King pro Andy Morgan explains why March is such a diverse month in Zone 3.

“Temperatures are from 45- to 55-degrees with clarity varying from clear to stained in most locations,” says Morgan. The water clarity is a huge predictor of success, Morgan shares. “March is a very diverse month, with fishing locations anywhere from flats to creek channels to main channel depending on water clarity,” Morgan advises. When looking to fish in cover, Morgan has a few key locations for anglers to check first. “Cover will be anything from grass to grass edges, wood, rock and sometimes simply bait fish,” concludes Morgan.


Strike King Red Eyed Shad
Strike King KVD J300


BAIT 1: Strike King KVD J300

If the water is clear, Morgan prefers Natural Shad. In stained water, he switches to Chartreuse Sexy Shad. For muddy water, Morgan will favor Strobe Shad.

Diving up to 7-feet, the KVD J300 has great castability, 3D eyes, and premium black nickel hooks for lethal action. Anglers from coast to coast keep the J300 on the boat deck at all times.

J300 Deep
Strike King KVD J300 Deep


BAIT 2: Strike King KVD J300 Deep

Morgan’s choice for clear water is Natural Shad, while he opts for Chartreuse Sexy Shad if the water is stained. Strobe Shad is Morgan’s first choice if water is muddy.

Lethal action and the perfect combination of roll, wiggle, and flash, the KVD J300 Deep dives up to 11-feet and has a proprietary weight transfer system for increased castability.

Strike King Red Eyed Shad
Strike King Chick Magnet


BAIT 3: Strike King Chick Magnet

He opts for Natural Shad in clear water, and switches to Sexy Shad 2.0 if the water is stained. Morgan opts for Fire Craw when in low-vis conditions.

Andy Morgan worked with the Strike King team to create the best flat-sided crankbait on the market. The thin body design of the Chick Magnet and the circuit board lip impart a tighter wobble and an exceptionally lifelike action to the lure.

Strike King Red Eyed Shad
Strike King Chick Magnet Jr.


BAIT 4: Strike King Chick Magnet Jr.

If the water is clear, he will throw Natural Shad, while more stained water calls for Sexy Shad 2.0. Fire Craw is Morgan’s go-to in muddy conditions.

A smaller version of the award-winning Chick Magnet, the Chick Magnet Jr. dives up to 6-feet and maintains the tight wobble and enhanced water displacement for attracting more bites.

Strike King Red Eyed Shad
Strike King Red Eyed Shad


BAIT 5: Strike King Red Eyed Shad

He opts for Natural Shad in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw Sexy Shad, while he will switch to Delta Red if the water is muddy.

The Red Eyed Shad has incredible action and features some awesome paint jobs, premium hooks, 3D eyes, and free floating rattles to give you the best action and sound of any lipless crankbait on the market.