After the fish have finished spawning, they move out of the shallow pockets to the deeper water as they transition to the post spawn phase. Learn how Josh Stracner targets the post spawn bite. #NEXTLEVEL
For some people, the post-spawn can be a struggle. It gets hot, and the fish may become tough to catch, but if you know where to find them and what they will eat, then success will come. Josh Stracner shared his post-spawn tips with us so that we could catch more fish.
It’s good to have a line-up of baits ready for post-spawners so that every area is covered, and the fish don’t become too familiar with one lure. Stracner’s first choice is a Strike King 5XD. “You can just be really efficient with a 5XD,” explains Stracner. He likes this bait in the Citrus Shad color. He makes casts with the crankbait into 8-12 foot of water. “Look for these places just outside the creek mass on the main lake,” states Josh. The fish would likely be in these areas at the beginning of the post-spawn because it would be their first stopping points when leaving the shallows.