Patterning Bass this Year
You know how well I know my local waters...there's bait out there, but not like there has been the last couple of years.
Fishing was better (more routine) today... and it went just about how I expected it to given the conditions. I'm back on target, and catching some quality fish, but I haven't broken 20" on a largie yet this year.
About two weeks ago the bass where just packed tight together. Hundreds of them in small areas. It was crazy action! But when the water warmed and the weeds started they dispersed. You have to cover more water to catch the same amount of fish but the same presentations are still working. Some summertime lures are starting to come into play and should only produce better once the spawn is complete.
The fish are up on the beds here now. Should be a bit tough for a week to ten days, then get really good as the panfish move in to spawn.
Still not finding baitfish like I'd like to. Wondering if the winter took a toll on them.