Last year we didn’t get the first speck until June 3. Today, May 12 we caught 5! All over 16″ and 4 of 5 18″-20″. Nothing huge but a start for sure! All specks were caught on 4″ Chartruese and white Bust’m Baits Paddle tails. Along with Specks, Stripers are active in shallow water areas with rips, stumps and grass beds.