March Zone 4

Zone 4 – March

Strike King pro Greg Bohannan lets us in on why March is one of his favorite times to fish in Zone 4. 

“March is one of my favorite months of the year in our zone!” exclaims Bohannan. Bohannan expects water temperatures to be in the high 40s and 50s and for bass to be transitioning this month in Zone 4. “As the water starts to move into the 50s, the bass really begin to feed to prepare for the spawn. This is the time of year that bass will transition from shad to crawfish,” says Bohannan. When headed out, Bohannan advises that anglers look for the right spot. “The last channel swing banks or the last deep water in a creek or cove will be very productive. Forty-five-degree chunk rock banks, bluff ends, and depths from 2- to 6-feet will also be very productive,” shares Bohannan. 

Strike King KVD Sexy Dawg
Strike King Chick Magnet


BAIT 1: Strike King Chick Magnet


If the water is clear, Bohannan prefers the Spring Craw. In stained water, he switches to Tomato Soup. For muddy water, he will favor Fire Craw.

The Chick Magnet is one of the best options for flat sided crankbaits on the market. The flat size allows for incredible thump while maintaining a tight action. 

Mark Rose Lil Ledge Spoon
Strike King KVD 1.5 Hard Knock


BAIT 2: Strike King KVD 1.5 Hard Knock


Bohannan’s choice for clear water is Watermelon Red Craw, while he opts for Brown Craw if the water is stained. The Delta Craw is Bohannan’s choice for muddy water.  

Like the original, the KVD 1.5 Hard Knock bounces and deflects off of cover while emitting an erratic searching action. The 1.5 Hard Knock gives off a loud “thud” unlike any other crankbait.


Pro Model Series 3 Crankbait
Strike King Red Eyed Shad


BAIT 3: Strike King Red Eyed Shad


He opts for Brown Craw in clear water, and switches to Chili Craw if the water is stained. Bohannan will grab Fire Craw when fishing in low-vis conditions. 

Bohannan favors the Red Eyed Shad because of its efficiency in covering shallow flats while also being great around rocks and other structure.

Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig
Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig

Bait 4: Strike King Thunder Cricket Vibrating Jig with Rage Swimmer trailer


If the water is clear, he will throw Green Pumpkin, while more stained water calls for Blue Craw. Fire Craw is Bohannan’s go-to if fishing in muddy conditions. 

The Thunder Cricket features the jungle style flipping hook and an ultra-thin, ultra-stiff stainless steel blade with Strike King’s Panther Hide Paint finish. Its innovative design provides maximum swimming action, flash, and thump, with a superior hookup ratio.

Strike King 3XD
Strike King Tour Grade Finesse Football Jig


BAIT 5: Strike King Tour Grade Finesse Football Jig with Rage Craw trailer


He opts for Watermelon Red in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw Mizzou Craw, while he will switch to Black Blue if the water is muddy.

The answer for finessing finicky fish, the Tour Grade Finesse Football Jig features a sculpted, football-shaped head and the 60-degree flat hook eye that stays flush with the head to keep your knot in the proper position, and the exclusive Gamakatsu hooks are designed to maximize your hookup ratio.


Gravel Dawg
Strike King Gravel Dawg 


BAIT 5: Strike King Gravel Dawg


Bohannan prefers Phantom Watermelon Craw in clear water and switches over to Green Gourd in stained conditions. Chili Craw is his choice in low-vis conditions. 

Strike King pros Todd Castledine and Kevin VanDam worked diligently to design the Gravel Dawg to create the ideal, “go to” medium-diving crankbait that grinds through rock, wood, and grass better any medium-diving crankbait in its class.