In early spring, bass move onto reservoir flats to warm up prior to spawning. They’re sluggish in cold water, so they’ll often ignore a fast-moving crankbait or a bulky spinnerbait. But a jig that is swimming like a slow-moving baitfish is an offer they often can’t refuse. A weedless, 1⁄8- to 3⁄8-ounce jig in black, brown, or green pumpkin works best with this horizontal presentation. Tip the hook with a matching pork or plastic chunk trailer to add a realistic fluttering action. Fish the combo on a 7-foot, medium-heavy spinning or baitcasting outfit with 8- to 12-pound fluorocarbon.