The dominant forage in many clear lakes is crawfish, which are nocturnal to begin with, reinforcing the predilection of hungry bass to work the night shift. Nelson's go-to lures include a 3-8-ounce black spinnerbait with a single Colorado blade for a strong, easy-to-locate pulse. He adds a No. 101 Uncle Josh pork frog trailer to mimic the crawfish. Like all experienced bass fishermen, he lets the fish tell him the preferred retrieve, but says that yo-yoing is often the best. Cast out, pull the bait in 2 feet at a time, let it fall, and repeat. Strikes often come at the top of the pull. Set the hook once. Twice is often enough to tear it out of a fish's mouth. Three-inch tube baits crawled along the bottom also mimic the forage. Rigged on a light spinning rod with a 1Â¿Â¿8- or 1Â¿Â¿16-ounce head, there's nothing better for bouncing up under docks, prime territory on busy lakes. Take the rod tip back close to the surface and sweep forward, aiming to skip the lure like a pebble.