At the time of this video posting, Justin Lucas is fishing for the angler-of-the-year title in the BASS Angler of the Year Championship on Lake Chatuge. Lake Chatuge is known for a healthy spotted bass population. Justin focuses this bass fishing educational seminar mostly on his experience with Lake Martin, Smith Lake, Lake Lanier and Hartwell Lake, but also talks a little about Alabama, Kentucky and Coosa River spots in the Coosa River and Tennessee River. Justin Lucas loves spotted bass, as he believes they're a fat, aggressively feeding fish that behaves more like a striper than a largemouth.

Seasonal Approach to Spotted Bass Fishing

  • Winter - Learn the depth ranges and areas to target and lure recommendations for catching the bigger spots during the winter. Learn how shad behavior can help determine where to find the spotted bass in the winter season. Justin talks about the effectiveness of the TH Marine Hydrowave Electronic Feeding Stimulator to activate fish and stimilate their feeding response. Learn how Justin Lucas approaches pockets and points during the winter.
  • Spring - Learn about spotted bass spawning habits: water temperature, depths, locations and more. Lucas offers bait recommendations, particularly the types of plastics that he recommends, for fishing for spotted bass in the Spring. Lucas shows some screen caps and highlights key areas to target for each season. Lucas recommends Humminbird Lakemaster Plus Digital Charts to find the best spots.
  • Summer - Learn about locations and baits for Summer. Justin talks about the similarities and differences between summer and winter. Learn about catching spotted bass on topwater in the summer. Lastly, learn a great tip for getting more hookups when fishing the underspin.
  • Fall - The fall differs the most from any of the other seasons when fishing for spotted bass. Justin shares his approach for fall spotted bass fishing, which completely different from the other seasons. He employs different baits and has a completely different approach to areas that he fishes during the autumn season.

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