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What are everyone’s favourite baits to fish from late may to late June? Could you also list it from when you get to the lake to when you leave? Thanks!!

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Same ones I throw the rest of the year just different locations 😉

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Bomber Long a Minnow is at  its best post spawn . Biggest limit I ever caught , I patterned large bass , shallow on points with that lure,  in silver flash color .

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Magnum Rage bug, 7" senko, bladed jig

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40 minutes ago, Catt said:

Same ones I throw the rest of the year just different locations 😉

Ditto

 

 

 

 

Mike

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The spawn occurs at different times depending on how fast the water warms where you live. In Florida the spawn typically occurs January to March, not in May or June. We have had very warm weather in SoCal and the bass are starting to move up now.

Pre spawn is my favorite time period and going on now. I use jigs, big worms and swimbaits/glide baits 90% of the time with deep diving crankbaits/Scroungers added for more aggressive time periods. 

Tom

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Post spawn, I always have a white fluke tied on.........

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I agree with catt but I mainly throw jigs, big cranks and topwater 

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x2 for NH... love throwing a fluke or tandem fluke in May/June.

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Shad spawn here during that time. White buzzbait is my favorite. 

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4 hours ago, Skspacemonkey said:

What are everyone’s favourite baits to fish from late may to late June? Could you also list it from when you get to the lake to when you leave? Thanks!!

Whatever works. :D

 

Last year I fished a lake just after spawn. A few hold outs on beds, but for the most part spawn was done. Windy, choppy water for two straight days and they absolutely murdered Ribbit toads. Took us a while to figure it out, but the "sluggish post spawn bass" were willing to chase toads. This is a little out of the ordinary but it proves my point. You may think you have to get the finesse worms and light wire jigs out, but that's not always the case.

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Immediate post spawn , they like to set up shallow on points , ledges...leading to deep water and they will  just murder top waters . Its a narrow window .

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Same as pre spawn and spawn, a plastic worm!

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This Jerk rat below, buzzbait, a bladed jig,  and a Texas rigged worm will probably be the first things to throw this post spawn. If i had to choose a favorite that I hope they bite then probably the Buzz bait. Of course if those don't work then probably rattle traps and crankbaits will be thrown in the mix. 

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Fish in the post spawn period are for whatever reason usually suspending, and looking up, so I spend most of my time fishing on or near the surface. Even on clear, sunny days. Weightless trick worms, buzzbaits, poppers, and spooks all get a lot of use (rats can be good also), with the weightless trick worm being my favorite. Even though my pink worm gets a lot of laughs, they all stop laughing and start asking when they see 3 and 4 pounders chewing on it like bubblegum ;)

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I for one have great difficultly figuring them out during the "post-spawn blues"...although it seems to me the concern should be more about location and depth, rather than particular bait.

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2 hours ago, IndianaFinesse said:

Fish in the post spawn period are for whatever reason usually suspending, and looking up, so I spend most of my time fishing on or near the surface. Even on clear, sunny days. Weightless trick worms, buzzbaits, poppers, and spooks all get a lot of use (rats can be good also), with the weightless trick worm being my favorite. Even though my pink worm gets a lot of laughs, they all stop laughing and start asking when they see 3 and 4 pounders chewing on it like bubblegum ;)

Postspawn is one of my favorite periods because it reminds me of Fall. Your response is almost identical to mine. Here’s mine in order:

 

1) weightless Trick Worm in candy bug

2) Shad chatterbait with paddletail or grub trailers

3) Pop-R popper in baby bass

4) weightless Zoom Fluke Jr in white ice or albino or baby bass

5) Mann’s Baby One-Minus in variations of fire tiger colors. 

 

Honorable mentions: Zara Spook in either Black and Silver or Bone, 3” or 4” white  grubs on underspins using waking methods, and my prized Livetarget Baitball Series Threadfin squarebill

 

New for 2018 postspawn: swimjigs resembling Shad and bream along with Bluegill and juvenile bass-imitating swimbaits 

 

 

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Post spawn here means fishing shallow around bluegill beds, or for suspending fish outside the deep weed line.

 

I like a frog, a shallow running crankbait, swim jig, and a wacky rigged stick bait or finesse worm on a light (1/16 oz.) jig head for the shallow fish.

 

For the deeper fish, I like the wacky rigged stick bait or finesse worm on a little heavier jig head (1/8 oz.), wacky and nose hooked baits on a light line drop shot rig, or a c-rig dragged along the deep weed edge on days when I get a heavy north or south wind that makes boat control a chore. I just let the wind drift me down the edge dragging the c-rig behind the boat.

 

As much as I love to pitch and flip jigs and big t-rigged creature baits, this is one time of the year where I keep that stuff at the bottom of the rotation and only get it out IF all of the above is not working well, or if I go hunting for one big bite.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about frogs and horny toads. Those can be killer on certain lakes, whether they're skipped under docks, fished over slop, up in the newly flooded spring brush, or just walked in open water.

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1. I usually start with topwaters. Generally poppers, buzzbaits or frogs, and sometimes spooks. If they aren't hitting these, spinnerbaits and shallow cranks are great.

 

2. I really like jigs and creatures after the spawn, as the bigger females have moved off the first drop off and you can get these right in their face.

 

3. Medium and deep cranks can be great too. The more they move off shore, the better deep cranks work

 

4. Bigger worms (7" or better, but 10" to 12" is best if you want to really attract outsize bass)

 

4. If the fish are turned off, Ned Rigs, drop shot, and carolina rigs can be great. A finesse carolina rig with a light sinker and a centipede, finesse worm, or ring fry type bait is a real sleeper for sluggish post spawn bass.

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On 2/11/2018 at 7:43 PM, bagofdonuts said:

Shad spawn here during that time. White buzzbait is my favorite. 

Yep white buzzbait and a jig for me. 

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