I’ve made it a point this spring to spend every available moment on the water bass fishing. Ive also made it a point to try new lures because I tend to be the type that sticks to what works. This year while spring bass fishing, I’ve put the Chatterbait and the ned rig in my arsenal. I have to say I’m very impressed with the results of both these lures and their ability to catch fish. But, you’re not going to catch fish if you’re sitting on the couch watching YouTube videos.
So get out there…
Spring Bass Fishing Video
Spring Bass Fishing Basics
Spring bass fishing is focused around the spawn. A few weeks before the spawning begins, bass start to move from deep water into the shallows and flats, where water warms up quickly. Male bass move in first. During this pre-spawn period, You should look for bass staging at and around their spawning grounds, most often in slightly deeper water. On a warm day bass will move into their spawning areas, even with spawning weeks out and will return to deeper waters if cool weather returns. They will repeat this behavior often during the pre-spawn.
Bass begin to feed when the water temperature exceeds 50’f, but catching bass is vary difficult until the water temperature reaches 55’F. Then they will begin to feed heavily. This is a amazing time to be on the water and is unequal to any time of year. You can find Bass in shallow waters throughout the day. Food sources are low, so Bass will spend their time in shallows and flats, looking for food.
Spawning will start when water temperatures reaches the mid 60’F. After the Female lays her eggs she will leave the nest and the rest of the work to the male. After, the Females feed very little for the the next few weeks. Males guarding the nest will strike lures that come too close. This is a great time to use swim-baits and the drop shot rig.
When water temperatures reach 70’F signal the start of post-spawn and normal Bass fishing conditions.
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Spring Bass Fishing Lures
The lures I use when I’m trying to locate bass are search baits such as Lipless crankbaits, Spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. When you’re fishing these lures keep a sharp eye as your lure comes in. If fish are chasing the lure in you may need to slow it down or switch to a drop shot rig or ned rig.
When I pick my lures out I try to match the hatch to my best abilities. In nature pray species will do their best to camouflage themselves to the elements around them. Take a look at the bottom of the lake and try to find a lure that is very similar in color. One the best days of spring bass fishing, I ever had was using the drop shot rig with a worm I could see in the water, right next to the boat.
Spring Bass Fishing Search Baits:
- Lipless Crankbait
- Flat Sided Crankbait
Spring Bass Fishing Finesse Baits Video:
Spring Bass Fishing Finesse Baits:
- Drop shot rig
- Ned Rig
I hope the article was helpful with your Spring Bass Fishing efforts. remember the best way to learn is to get out on the water. Tight lines.