I've been on a quest to enter a double digit bass in the Share-a-lunker Program...but so far have fallen short by less than a couple of pounds.
Picked up 8.3, 8, and 7 pound fish today. The fish are in prime spawn condition...and cruising in 6 to 10 ft of water next to shallow spawning areas. A big shiner imitation dredged with an intermediate line a couple of feet off the bottom seems to be effective...although this is not numbers fishing; it is quality over quantity.
Probably another maybe 4 weeks left in this "season"