A lot of guys calling and asking about the "White bass" for the most part they have been gone for 2 to 3 weeks, Still mite catch a few in the river. they were really hot and heavy a week before mothers day. Been catching a good number of them out on the main lake.
Wi. River Nekoosa--White Bass
Late report but two weeks back on Tuesday and put a serious beating on the WB, fished for 3.5 hours and ran out of cooler space, headed home early to clean fish. Would be hard to imagine that I wasn’t there at the peak of the upriver push, I’ve caught a lot of white bass but never that easily or that fast.
I rely on same principle ,lilacs blooming that is .I live in northern illinois so it comes earlier ,thats why 2 weeks ago when they started to bloom on my backyard i just packed up and got on river and did good basically anywhere i casted the jig.This weekend was tough ,i caught some but nothing like 2 weeks ago.This year spring arrived much later so nature is trying catch up ,runs of both walleyes and whiteys seem to be shorter
MOON PHASE (34%)
56° - 60° F
61° - 65° F
went out today morning for couple hours .fished river above treatment plant
water temperature dropped over night to 63 degrees.caught few white bass but it was sporadic ,farther away from shore.males were still milting ,females spawned out