This is the first main time period for the bass. In this time the bigger females will start to stage between their winter grounds and spawning beds. In this stage I will concentrate on points that will be close to their winter areas, like structure that’s laying on a drop off. The water temperature will still be cold but as it warms up the fish will move up. I will normally use a crawdad tip crank that I will run between 7ft and 10ft. You will find a transition area like this can be very productive this time of the year.