These baits are a favorite of anglers in the springtime and. "pre spawn" seasons. Carolina rig is fished most on in the. spring. However, these baits can be very effective Texas. rigged in the summer. The Mini Lizard is a finesse option that packs a big punch, putting the worst enemy of a territorial fish in a compact package. Fish it on a downsized Texas rig, a shakey head, or even a Carolina rig when the bite gets tough, and don't forget about it when a big spawning sow turns up her nose at everything else.