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Catch More Bass in Gin-Clear Water

The clear waters of late spring amplify the level of difficulty for Western bass anglers. Try these specialized approaches.

Catch More Bass in Gin-Clear Water

Days with just a little wind or cloud cover make it harder for bass to see you. Break out the big baits to tempt big fish. (Photo by Pete M. Anderson)

The apparently random move-ments of fish during the month of May can change the best bass-fishing patterns from day to day. Major League Fishing and Bass Pro Tour angler Jared Lintner doesn’t have to look far from his Arroyo Grande, Calif., home to see that.

"April through early June is the most prolific time to fish [around here]," he says. "The best opportunity to catch the most and biggest bass is May because you have the best of everything."

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