Work the Docks
Pick a jig, straight worm, spider grub, or compact creature bait and find some docks. This tactic may come as a surprise to some, because these days, this old-school approach often takes a back seat to A-rigs, chatterbaits, and realistic hardbaits. But much like covering water with a spinnerbait, dock work also keeps the game fast and interesting, because you never know when big dog will show herself. Of course not every lake has docks, but almost all bodies of water have some sort of shoreline canopies. If you skip under canopies and keep going until you find more, it's likely that you'll eventually to run into some aggressive spring bass that are hiding from the sun, probably because they're still confused about what that big bright light is that they haven't seen too much while chilling in the depths all winter.