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September Zone 1 with Greg Hackney

Zone 1 – September

Strike King pro Greg Hackney describes the best fishing spots in Zone 1 for the month of September.

“In lower water conditions with warm temperatures, fish will start to move to flats with isolated cover and vegetation,” shares Hackney.

Hack Attack Pad Perch Black Shadow

BAIT 1: Strike King Hack Mini Pro Buzz Buzzbait

If the water is clear, Hackney prefers the White. In stained water, he switches to the White/Chartreuse. For muddy water, Hackney will favor a Black.

This is a must when chasing active fish in shallow water with a prevalence of vegetation and cover. And a powerful strike on a Strike King Mini Pro-Buzz will have you hooked on topwater action.

Denny Brauer Flip-n-Tube 4.5"
Denny Brauer Flip-n-Tube


BAIT 2: Denny Brauer Flip-N-Tube

Hackney’s Flip-N-Tube choice for clear water is the Smoke with Red & Black Flake, while he opts for June Bug if the water is stained. Hackney grabs a Black Neon if the water is muddy.

This is another lethal lure when fish are holding near shallow vegetation. A great choice to give the fish a subtle presentation.

KVD Sexy Dawg Topwater
KVD Sexy Dawg Topwater


BAIT 3: Strike King KVD Sexy Dawg Topwater


He opts for the Chrome Sexy Shad in clear water, and switches to a Chartreuse Sexy Shad if the water is stained.

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



Tour Grade Spinnerbait

BAIT 4: Strike King Tour Grade Spinnerbait

If the water is clear, he will throw a White/Silver, while more stained water calls for a Chartreuse/White. If the water is muddy, Hackney reaches for a Spot Remover.

This can be an ideal choice for covering water quickly on structure-filled flats. It can be worked through vegetation well, bounced off wood cover, and burned just beneath the surface to create a wake.

Strike King KVD 1.0
Strike King KVD 1.0


BAIT 5: Strike King KVD 1.0

Hackney opts for Green Gizzard Shad KVD 1.0 Squarebill in clear water. If the water is stained, he will throw the Chartreuse Sexy Shad, while he will switch to a Cataouatche Special if the water is muddy.

Perfect for shallow water power fishing, the squarebill design and unique “hunting” action will constantly wander with erratic movement while still running true.