Wondering what some good baits to use this time of year for the shallow lakes in South Jersey. I'm not that big into freshwater so I only have the basics. (senko, zoom fluke, paddle tails). Anything else I should be trying?
I guess it truly depends on how shallow you're talking. While the water is still not too cold, high 40's into the 50's I like cranks. Some water may be too shallow for a lipless crank but I like those. Try a shallow diving square bill crank. I also like a Wakebait. They are subsurface cranks that stay within a few inches of the surface. Jerkbaits are also good this time of the year.