Spring Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
It seems as once that water warms up to 70 and the air temp gets up to 80 all us fisherman do is assume the fish are going to bite anything we throw at them, well reality check: That is all a LIE! Sure Spring bass fishing is prime for catching lots of bass, but they won't bite anything and everything! In order to catch more quality bass you need to have all of these key elements with you!I can almost guarantee that if you live below the Virginia State line the bass at your local lake will probably be on beds from early to late April, which just means bass will be a lot more aggressive, and sight fishing for those big bass will be key! If you are fishing from early to late May you might just be dealing with bass that are coming off beds! If this is your case then you will probably need to fish rocky points consistently because the bass are going to be coming out of the coves and shallow spots where they are spawning and they will come to the rocky points to feed on the spawning herring, which come late May early June makes for a pretty big bass no matter what gender!Spring fishing for bass is easy if you have this set-up! I know I wrote a recent article about approaching a lake, but this kind of ties in with it as well! When I go fishing during the Springtime, I generally will take 5 rods.. all with different baits on them. (Remember: before you just tie on a bait, make sure you use the right color based on the weather and water!) I generally take 3 baitcast rods, just med-heavy 6'6" with a 5.3.1, 6.4.1, and 7.3.1 ratio reels, and two open faced combos, I like to put a wacky style senko on one open face, and a shaky head worm on the other open face, a pearl white fluke on the 6.4.1 baitcaster, a top water crankbait on the 5.3.1, and a jig of some sort for the 7.3.1 all dependent upon the area.I use the topwater lure, flukes, jig, and shaky head on the bass on the points, and try throwing it perpendicular to the point, or wherever the baitfish are. Bedding bass are a different story! 95% of the time all I will use for bedding bass is a senko fished wacky style right on top of the beds, if they don't bite that then go with a texas rigged worm.Remember the key to all good fishing is having the right gear, and the right bait.- Andy O.