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Spring Spawn Time in North Texas?

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Basically title. I’ve got some people I know telling me as early as next week in the streams, but also some are saying not for several more in the lakes. Opinions? I’m looking to hit that spawn hard,

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Whenever the water temps warm to 60-62 degrees and the weather is stable wherever LMB live.

Cold year everywhere!

Tom

 

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8 hours ago, WRB said:

Whenever the water temps warm to 60-62 degrees and the weather is stable wherever LMB live.

Cold year everywhere!

Tom

 

Thanks for the info, all lakes I can get from tpwd around here range from 47-51, so a little chilly lol

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Tom is correct that temperature is the primary "key" signal for bass to move up and spawn.

 

I have been publishing my findings here on Lake Athens to local friends in D/FW, so 70 miles south and a bit east of Dallas, for a few days. I noticed that two days ago, all of a sudden, I started catching crappie, some signs of bowfin up in my cove, too, and I began to see surface activity of fish in general, bass for sure.

 

And, bugs.

 

So, late yesterday afternoon while I was sitting in my canoe in a favorite spot off of a secondary point, 8 feet of water, a fish made a big splash over my right shoulder 20 feet away. I made a quick cast to the "splash ring" and, as luck would have it, the bass bit. The 2 pound surface feeding bass is in the photo below.

 

Just happy she wasn't chewing on a bait fish and ignoring my Hail Mary cast! Ha!

 

My point is these are all signs that things are changing. Before two days ago, I hadn't seen any signs of bass feeding on top of the water.

 

I have not seen any evidence of spawning yet, but we are right on the cusp of great bass fishing in the pre-spawn, spawn and post-spawn.

 

Brad

 

 

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I fished a small lake about 100 miles west of Fort Worth 2 days ago and water temp was 48° Bass were definitely not spawning yet. It's still a little ways out. 

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I have been dealing with the same question, as I live less than an hour from the heart of Dallas, and as the weather has been very wacky. I've only been serious about lake fishing for bass for about 3 years and I haven't fished many tournaments, but I have read and seen a lot of videos say that the spawn is more based upon the increasing day length and less on water temperature.

 

 I went out and fished on Ray Roberts this Saturday and the fish were very inactive as a cold front had just came through, although I heard some other guys were able to find warmer water and more active fish way up in some creeks. 

 

Though I don't know too much I found this interesting, drawn out discussion yesterday when I was searching the forums. I guess it's a controversial topic.

 

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