Days are getting longer. Water is still cold. Grass is starting to green up after being dormant! Find grass, find bass.
Water temperatures will creep into the low 40s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Look for a continuation of the warm weather into mid week. Temps in the 60s will slide a bit on Wednesday as a cold front brings a chance of showers and cooling off later in the week. Upper 40s for daytime highs with overnight lows above freezing and near 40 a few days before a gradual warm up to the 60s for the weekend!”
Look for grass in bays that get full sun most of the day and where grass grew last year. Using depth finders and idling around will locate emerging milfoil. A heavier lipless Lucky Craft LV 500 will cover the bottom allowing a feel for the grass. The darker Spring Craw tied to 14-pound test GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon can be dragged on gravel banks and snapped out of grass.
Once located, slow down with Mizmo tubes and grubs along with Punisher Hair jigs on spinning gear with 6-10 pound test. Work in and around scattered grass. Slow is better and contact with grass is best. Shake in the grass and gently snap free! Mann's Stingray grubs work too. Soak all soft plastics in garlic flavored Jack's Juice.
Carolina rigs with lizards will also cover water in these creek mouth areas. Use ¾-ounce Round Valley Tungsten weights and a short 24-inch leader. Slow drag a few inches and stop. Braid main line and fluorocarbon leader enables long casts and sure hooksets.
In areas with deeper water out of the current, it's still Silver Buddy time.
Burp these blade baits gently down drops.