Moving farther up the Keys from Kemp Channel to No Name Bridge on Massive Pine Key. Complete moon tides are ripping and operating a lengthy time generating fishing difficult. Plus, that whole stretch, most of the bridges are closed off to fishing. Oh properly, that gets us to the point where we can commence hitting some of the huge bridges.
By vj-photography on 2011-02-15 13:20:48
Spring bass fishing is about as excellent as bass fishing gets. The bass are hungry, aggressive and straightforward to catch. This is when the bass move from the depths into the warm shallow water exactly where they will feed for the initial time in months and spawn. It is also a time when hormones activated by the warmth cause some very aggressive behavior in males. They will strike your lure even if they aren’t hungry at occasions, basically because they will not tolerate the presence of other fish about it, particularly if they are still guarding their nest.
Make confident you check your local regulations for spring bass fishing season prior to heading out simply because it is illegal in most states to fish in the course of the spawn.
As soon as the shallow water temperature reaches 60 degrees, spawning commences. The most significant bass are the very first to start off constructing their nest. They construct their nests in two-eight feet of water by sweeping an area with their tail. Larger bass typically spawn in the deeper regions. Bass are naturally inclined to select a rocky or gravelly spot to nest but will spawn on sand or soft bottoms if necessary to. Remember that the big bass get 1st pick at the very best spots. Bass will start off to spawn if the temperature stays around 60 for a couple of consecutive days, if there is a cold spell for the duration of this period they will retreat back to deep water and have to start off all more than again when the weather permits.
During the spawn, females will continue to feed right after they have laid their eggs whilst the male will not. He will guard the eggs and the fry (baby bass) without consuming until they are prepared to go on their personal. That doesn’t mean you can not catch a male even though. Basically placing a lure in its nest region may possibly lead to it to attack. It need to defend against all intruders and if that intruder is your lure then he will attack it. This may possibly take some persistence on your portion but it is a established technique. Just make confident it is legal to be fishing in the course of the spawn in your area.
The males will guard their fry for two to three weeks, but fortunate for us, their aggressive hormones will final a bit longer. When spring bass season opens, the bass will nevertheless have their super charged aggressive instincts left over from spawning which tends to make spring bass fishing so considerably enjoyable.
Start off your spring bass fishing efforts in two-eight feet of water on the northwest banks of a lake as nicely as main creek arms. Appear for locations with lots of cover and structure. As in any time of year, bass require factors to hide about to hunt properly.
Spinner baits and jigs are my bait of choice for spring bass fishing, but crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwater poppers are also successful, just don’t forget to retrieve them gradually – far more so in the early spring then later. In the early spring, bass are nonetheless a bit sluggish. They are nonetheless shaking off the winter blues but their power levels choose up as the water gets steadily warmer and they eat far more.
For much more information, verify out this article: Spring Bass Fishing