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Spring bass?
I'm starting to get into bass fishing. What are some good things to be using this time of year to catch some? I fish a lot at Holmes Creek Res. because I live near it. Anything Helps. Thanks!
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Re: [makinawfisher19] Spring bass? In reply to
There are lots of lures that will work in springtime, but you have to be flexible and pay attention to the weather, water color, water temps, mood of the fish, etc. When the weather is warming you can usually catch them on crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits and even topwater stuff like frogs and poppers.

When a cold front moves through try more subtle, slower moving lures like Senkos rigged Texas or wacky. Dropshot, football jigs, swimjigs and punching plastics often work well too.

Here's a couple YouTube videos you can check out that show some of these techniques.
https://youtu.be/SbtnvoEdqEY
https://youtu.be/JB7VhFirkVw

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(This post was edited by fishnate on Apr 18, 2017, 9:48 AM)
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Thanks!!
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Bass are a warm water fish and in the spring will seek out the warmer water. Darker water warms faster and the north sides of lakes get more sun exposure. Throw snag proof Texas rigs with little or no weight up into shall areas amongst flooded trees and brush. Experiment with different presentations until you find what works on a particular body of water. What works one time may not work the next so be flexible. A slow presentation is usually best this time of year.
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  Learn how to dropshot, use a baitcaster and don't get mad at being snagged. That just means you are fishing in the right spot.


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Dido to everything said. If you can find someone who has experience that could take you out, that's the best and fastest way to learn. If you are ever in the St. George area, I can teach you a lot in one morning/afternoon out on SH.

The trick in the spring is to be very aware of what is going on around you. Water temps, depth changes, structure, water clarity, etc, etc. Pre-spawn bass like to stage in deep water close to shallow flats, where they can move up and down easily as water temps rise and fall. This is my Spinner Bait time, covering lots of water over these depth changes.

As the water temps rise, the males will move in first and make nests, then the females will follow so long as the water temps are stabilize in the sweet spot. This is the time to search and destroy in the shallows around vegetation and debris. Creature baits with some weight are great for flipping into this structure.

Post-spawn, the fun really begins! The bass are no longer distracted with spawning and they are HUNGRY!!! You'll need to learn where on your lake post-spawn bass like to hang through the summer into the fall. It's usually deep and around vegetation of some kind (lake bed grass). Throw some heavier baits, like swim baits, jigs, or even deep running cranks along the top of the vegetation to get bit.

Good luck out there, and PM me if you are ever heading down to the Southern UT area and we can go out and do a crash course!

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