Help With Bass Moods
Posted April 10 2012 - 09:10 PM
Posted April 10 2012 - 10:58 PM
The females can be caught by fishing the deeper breaks. If the males are not holding on a bed site, they haven't made a commitment to protect it. The best way to know is wait until the bass returns and try something smaller like a 3" tube or 1/8 oz jig and have patients. If the bass runs off every cast, try a different bed site. Your best bet however is targeting the bigger females in deeper water, the ones you can't see.
Posted April 11 2012 - 04:21 PM
Posted April 11 2012 - 08:27 PM
How was the fishing pressure on the lake that day? Remember if you can see the fish, the fish can probably see you, and if they have seen several dozen boats that day they can be very wary. One thing you can try is to mark the location of beds holding Bass and move out of the area for some time and then come back and remain out of sight from the bed and cast to your markers.
The pressure was not bad at all the day I was there, although there was a tourny a couple days before. I talked to the owner of the local tackle shop and he said fishing at the tournament was terrible that weekend. He didn't recall what the winning weight was but said 2nd place was just over 10lbs which for this lake is extreemly bad. The last two tournaments weighed in over 30lbs 5 bass limit so the fish are for sure not biting. I did mark several of the locations and will give them another chance soon. looking back, I'm sure I should have moved out a little deeper....its very hard to do that when I can see all the bass on and around the beds but I'm sure that was part of the cause of my failure. Thanks for the input guys!
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