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What's your post spawn strategy?

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Boards Been kinda dead lately so let's talk about bass fishin the post spawn. Is it a season you enjoy or struggle with? 

I normally do pretty well during this time of year mainly I believe because I thrive at the depths the bass are hanging around right now.(I've never had tons of luck with the spawn normally due to work). I've read different responses on how bass slow down  but I find good numbers of active bass this time if year. How bout you guys?

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In my area there are usually enough males guarding the beds to keep things interesting for the week or two after the females lay eggs.  By then, the girls start to get active and I start targeting bluegill spawning sites as that is where many of the bass will begin getting their feed on. By the time the gills are off their beds, both the female and male bass will be settling on their summer homes and routines. Those four weeks or so, though frustrating at times, are the best junk fishing period we see around here.

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A Roast Beef Sandwich, A Cold Beer & a Nap.

:)

A-Jay

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What's your post spawn strategy?

 

Catching bass ;)

 

The only time I struggle is when I aint on the water!

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Every bodies a comedian at nighttime huh. Hey Catt aren't you a proud night fisherman. You can't catch em while browsing BR! Ha

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be depressed and wait for July 

 

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6 hours ago, riverbasser said:

Every bodies a comedian at nighttime huh. Hey Catt aren't you a proud night fisherman. You can't catch em while browsing BR! Ha

Thursday nights I cook supper for 3 of my 4 boys, their wives, & 9 grandkids!

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Post spawn is my favorite time to catch a huge stringer .If timed right the females will seem to be on every shallow point , fence line ... leading to deep water . Floating minnows are often a good bait to use . Some days they will be in pockets close to the points .This window doesnt last long because the other anglers  will figure it out .

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secondary points with some structure can be killer, and deep ends of docks (if they're present), and humps too, humps with wind. not all those places will be holding fish but many do. a little chop always seems to help.

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I usually take a nap after spawning. :lol:

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6 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I usually take a nap after spawning. :lol:

"Guarding the bed"?

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49 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I usually take a nap after spawning. :lol:

As long as you don't take one while doing so, Parts sometimes come up missing :cut:

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I dont think there's a time of year that i struggle with. Those 110 degree days can bring a sweat on, but thats ok,.. i just beach the boat somewhere sandy and (as my mom used to say) "go jump in a lake" to cool off,...lol ,... and she says i never listen,..sheesh!   Winter usually means Ice here, and crankbaits dont run true on ice, plus Im usually busy running the snowblower, so my fishing takes a back seat,..lol

different regions, have different topography, so each time of year the whereabouts of bass may differ a bit but typically they arent "to far" from the bedding areas after the spawn, usually between spawning flats and summer haunts. what may change that anytime of the year is "wheres the,........bait" (you thought i was gunna say,. beef,... huh?) During the spawn, I leave the beds alone, and fish the "highways" females use to move in and out of bedding areas. Some females will hang in the shallows for the bluegills when done spawning, but they are usually skiddish and selective. With the advent of the new lifelike swimbaits, I may try one of two in said shallows,.... but typically when the spawn is over, done, kaputski !???? I've already transitioned into what i like to call pre-summer fishing. Thats another long winded subject,..lol

In my region we have all different types of waters, so i approach them all with the criteria of the "close to spawning areas" train of thought during post spawn. may be slow sloping points on impoundments, or deeper weedlines on a natural lake, or first or second drop on a res, or buried in the cattails on a 30 acre pond

 Of course I'd rather be in a jacuzzi with the swedish bikini team but,...that was last week,...lol

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Post spawn here usually translates to deep fronted docks and secondary points, this year so far I have learned that you have to be prepared for change, the amount of fronts that we have experienced has really seemed to scatter the fish as well as make them quite spooky, hopefully I can get out there soon and work on being a lot more finesse.

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