The Madison Chain of Lakes is notoriously a fun place to take kids to catch bass in the springtime.
It also holds a special place in my heart as a guide as in my younger, bass fishing tournament days I was fortunate enough to win a fairly prominent bass tournament in 2009 and honestly haven’t been back since!
One of the joys of educating kids about fishing is passing along knowledge about the sport that can benefit them in the future. On this particular trip, my client for the day will be enrolling in the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall and to be able to show this future Badger the lay of the land while catching some chunky Largemouth Bass was a great way to spend the day.
In the morning we casted 1/4oz Berkley War Pig Rattle Traps, and Havoc Beat Shads and 4″ Grub Tails rigged on a 1/4oz Gulp Heads! Darter Jigheads, When the sun came out mid morning we went to flipping shallow wood cover warmed by the sunshine as it pulled bass looking to spawn up to the shoreline cover to stage.
The following video highlights a few of the fish caught utilizing the mentioned techniques.