Whats the best bait to use for bass in a lake for bass this time of year?

I’ve used beetle spins with success and spinner baits, Is top water any good early in the morning?
I’m in Salt Springs FL I caught about 4 – 2 pounder’s today on beetle spins wondering where the bigger bass hide out lake has no dead wood basically just hydrilla with sand spots I’ve heard there are good size bass in this lake. Just looking for some tip on colors or size of batits to try out tomorrow.

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It’s hard to tell about the topwater bite. It is April throughout the country, but not all lakes operate the same duing the same times of the year. What state are you in?

What is the best pattern for cathing bass on a spinner bait?

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It can depend on a variety of factors…such as what the main forage is on the lake, the time of day, water clarity, and what the fish are just in the mood for. In stained water, hot color presentations like chartreuse are good choices. In clear water, more neutral color presentations like white, silver, black, etc. are good choices. However, have a whole variety of sizes and color patterns at your disposal. Sometimes its a guessing game as to what they want and you have to run through the tackle to find it. In water where fish are more aggressive, I use willow leaf bladed spinners, whereas when the fish are less aggressive, I use one with a cupped blade. The reason being that the cupped blade make more noise in the water to draw and coax lethargic fish. Happy fishing and tight lines!!