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The Dogwoods Have Bloomed in Richmond!!!

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Its official! The Richmond, Virginia dogwood trees have bloomed.

 

And they are beautiful.

 

So the bass are officially on their beds.

 

About time. :D 

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Thats what im talking about......did you try your luck this weekend @Sam? I went to private pond on yesterday, bass werent on the beds but was active. I caught 18 bass and 2 rainbow trout. Biggest bass was 2 pounder. "Big Bertha" wouldnt take my bait for nothing

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Been in bloom since Friday here on the Peninsula.

Some, not all. I've got one that's a little behind 

the rest. Hope to get out some time during the 

week.

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Dogwood in my yard is full bloom as well! I stopped by a neighborhood private lake from shore on Friday and caught my new PB! 6.54lbs on a spinnerbait! I also got another bass about half that size on a chatterbait.

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1 hour ago, Black Bill Dance said:

Thats what im talking about......did you try your luck this weekend @Sam? I went to private pond on yesterday, bass werent on the beds but was active. I caught 18 bass and 2 rainbow trout. Biggest bass was 2 pounder. "Big Bertha" wouldnt take my bait for nothing

Nope. Had too much to do around the house and we have a strong storm heading our way for this evening.

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We have dog wood everywhere in my part of Mississippi. Bass are on beds and my line and hooks have been wet for a few days now. Caught quite a in the 3-6 pound range. No giants yet...

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20 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

Dogwood in my yard is full bloom as well! I stopped by a neighborhood private lake from shore on Friday and caught my new PB! 6.54lbs on a spinnerbait! I also got another bass about half that size on a chatterbait.

Man congrats @MassYak85, I caught a few on a spinnerbait. But nothing on the chatterbait. They was mostly hitting the rattletrap and square bill crankbait for me.

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They are moving in on the Potomac.  This was Saturday.  

 

 

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Beautiful fish @TOXIC, you did a lot better than me. The big boys just wouldn't take my line Saturday :(

 

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6 hours ago, Black Bill Dance said:

Man congrats @MassYak85, I caught a few on a spinnerbait. But nothing on the chatterbait. They was mostly hitting the rattletrap and square bill crankbait for me.

Yea being from MA being around hybrid strain largemouth is a bit of a treat haha. That one crushed my old PB by over a pound. 

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I'm headed down that way this weekend (to fish the Chickahominy). These temperatures are a bit cold for this time of year. Do any of you think it will cause the bass fishing to be tougher? 

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6 hours ago, lenchantin1 said:

I'm headed down that way this weekend (to fish the Chickahominy). These temperatures are a bit cold for this time of year. Do any of you think it will cause the bass fishing to be tougher? 

No, not much.

Guys have been doing well on the Chick.

Of course, if they are on their beds they may not be feeding this weekend.

Are you going to the dam area?

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No specific plans to go to the dam area, but may end up there. Do you recommend that area? What is best strategy for bass on beds? I'm guessing soft baits like lizards, but not sure. Thanks

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1 hour ago, lenchantin1 said:

No specific plans to go to the dam area, but may end up there. Do you recommend that area? What is best strategy for bass on beds? I'm guessing soft baits like lizards, but not sure. Thanks

The dam area seems to have the bigger bass.

 

You have to see the beds and then aggravate the males to bite.

 

Use lizards or trick worms or Senkos to aggravate the bass.

 

The males will pick up your baits and move them out of the beds.

 

As for the females, they will be holding to cover in the sun, if possible, resting after the spawn.

 

Just remember, the spawn can last for 60-days depending on which bass start to spawn during the spawning season early or late. Not all bass are on their nests now, but will be in the future.

 

Take your time and look for the "white patches" on the bottom to find the beds.

 

Good luck.

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Hopefully gonna put the yak in at the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area this weekend, I’ll keep my eyes out for some bedding bass. Hoping for a new PB, wish me luck!

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6 hours ago, Graham said:

Hopefully gonna put the yak in at the Powhatan Wildlife Management Area this weekend, I’ll keep my eyes out for some bedding bass. Hoping for a new PB, wish me luck!

Good luck.

 

 

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Be careful out there in any of the rivers or streams.  The recent rain has them all flowing really, really high and there's a LOT of debris flowing.  Some big TX's on the Potomac this weekend and I'll be right back out there in the chocolate milk.  

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Yeah, I have a few friends that have been tearing up some bass with size to them recently. 5-7 pounders being pulled out of smaller ponds and lakes with spinnerbaits and wacky worms in shallow water.

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Fished the Chickahominy last weekend and the fishing was tough for everyone. They had a big tournament there over the weekend and the mornings were in the high 30's temps. Our boat caught four fish all weekend. We decided to try live bait and that made up for two of the four fish. One was a heavy sow bass at around 8 lbs. That was a nice highlight.

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