Ohioguy25 Posted May 26 Share Posted May 26 I hear a lot of people talk about how much they love spring because it’s prime time for giant fish. The prespawn bite really doesn’t last long where I live, I suspect it is similar elsewhere. This leaves the majority of the big fish caught in the spring to be nesting, whether it’s on the bed or guarding fry. I consider this all part of the same category as the fish are not feeding, but rather attacking anything that comes close to their eggs/fry. This just isn’t as fun or rewarding to me. I am fully aware that fishing beds is not easy whatsoever, and in some ways more difficult. I just enjoy locating the fish where they are feeding, looking for riffles and cover and the excitement and buzz I get when I stumble onto a juicy hole. I realize there is a gray area, where they aren’t necessarily “feeding” but biting on a reaction strike but I think that is still much different than spawn fishing. What percentage of people’s personal bests do you think have come off of beds or guarding fry, and how many caught naturally by fooling the fish? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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