On the 16th of March, Brad Rolando of Trivoli, Illinois caught this 22-inch bass on a black and blue, half-ounce jig with a blue 11a pork trailer at the Emiquon Preserve. He and a partner caught about 70 other bass on jigs, spinnerbaits and tubes. They were fishing the northwest side of the lake and ditches. Water was 65.8 degrees, following a big spring warm-up. He had fished the previous week and the water temperature jumped about 10 degrees. It was in woody cover, Brad just caught a smaller fish and he flipped back to the same spot and caught this fish.