Fishing is the past time for many people, as it promotes relaxation, getting into nature and the like. For those who are looking to catch early season bass, it helps to use the right bait. The problem with early season bass is that you are dealing with water that is cold and muddy. These bass are not going to come out for just anything. Bass are often in the shallow area of the water they are in, due to the rain that the Spring usually brings. Why is this an issue?