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South Florida 2018 - Spawn or Postspawn yet?

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Heading to southwest Florida - south of Ft. Meyers - in the first week of April, 2018.

 

I go there every year at this time, and typically catch what I think are postspawn largemouths.  Often look spawned out, but surprisingly aggressive.

 

Fishing mostly small ponds and canals, south and west of Lake Trafford and Ft. Meyers.

 

Any observations -- are they spawning now, or is the spawn over?

 

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Unlike other areas of the country, without real temp changes, our bass will spawn at various times of the year, from November to April, and even twice a year.  I have not seen widespread bedding going on at any one particular time like some other years.  I think the bedding has been spread out over a long period of time this year.  Mother Nature has been all screwed up!

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@geo g thank you for that clear explanation.  I have been fishing that area for 3 years now, and each time I go, we see a few apparent spawners, a few spawned out females, some aggressive bucks, and some fish that could be anywhere in the spectrum.  Your explanation makes total sense to me.

 

I catch them on Pop-Rs, Skitter Walks, Trick worms, and Keitech Fat Impacts.  Didn't know why.

 

Thanks for responding and allowing the fog to clear.

 

 

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1 hour ago, snake95 said:

@geo g thank you for that clear explanation.  I have been fishing that area for 3 years now, and each time I go, we see a few apparent spawners, a few spawned out females, some aggressive bucks, and some fish that could be anywhere in the spectrum.  Your explanation makes total sense to me.

 

I catch them on Pop-Rs, Skitter Walks, Trick worms, and Keitech Fat Impacts.  Didn't know why.

 

Thanks for responding and allowing the fog to clear.

 

 

Right now get some Zoom u-tails in watermelon red, and Junebug.  Sunny days W/R, low light and cloudy, or muddy, Junebug.  Fish slow along the bottom with a steady retreve, if that doesn't work, snap it off the bottom and let it flutter back down.  Its been good the last few weeks.  Have a great trip.

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