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Post Spawn and they're Hungry for Jigs

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Yes they are, and in most lakes they are relatively easy to locate as well. This is one of the best times of the year to catch some of your bigger fish of the entire year. Many think that just because the spawn is over, woe is me, but this in my opinion,  is "Game On". The post spawners are now in feed mode getting themselves back in to shape for the Summer swing. You can find them off the end of the spawning areas on deeper points and in grass or small ditches, any where close to structure objects near some of the deeper open water. Heck, in 07 my biggest of the year 13.40 came in May from areas typical to this and she and many other big fish were gorging on shad and craws. This is one of the best and most predictable patterns for us to pick up on right now and there are really no bad choices of lures to use as well, just throw a variety of styles of baits till they start eat'in one in particular. So get your rods ready and hooks sharpened up and go set a personal best on a Big Ole Pig on a big ole jig

Anyone else using a similar pattern or have a favorite bait to catch'em on this time of year that you would like to let us know about?

Big O

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Yep, throw a bait of choice on a rod and hold on.  Right after the spawn sort of sucks as they recover but they should be gettin hungry right about now.  I'm sure I'll be throwing the arsenal at em soon....maybe I'll just put my tackle box on a hook....

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Brian, That's just plain ROWDY, I am finding the jig being their preference but the big worm is a close second

Big O

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That's very insightful, one of my big goals for this year is to fish the post-spawn more effectively. Every other year I find myself slipping into a predictable lull after the spawn, pitching spinnerbaits at shoreline cover and catching little bank rats after the spawn. This year I'm trying to break that habit and fish deep structure more effectively. I've been hammering them on deeper structure in prespawn all spring, with crankbaits and jerkbaits, and using my sonar to identify grasslines, rockpiles and dropoffs, so I hope to continue that after the spawn.

Only one problem though. Bass aren't even on beds yet where I fish.  :)

Still dealing with water temps in the 54-58 degree range, 61 last Sunday was the best I've seen yet, but it went back down to the 50's after a front on Sunday night. But when postspawn finally gets here (usually late June around here) I'll be sure to try the jig/rage craw in deeper water.

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yeah i been tellin this to my friends and they keep makin fun of me for throwin a jig!!! to heck with their senkos and rattle traps! jig FTW!!!!

o and btw good post

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We are not in post-spawn up here in NY yet....but the jig bite was definately on yesterday. Don't forget to put a little megastrike on your trailers. The bass were holding on pretty good last night. Not sure if it was the megastrike or not, but a couple times I didn't even feel the bite but saw them swim off with it. Still picked em off. Thankfully yesterday gave me confidence in jigs. Now I can actually put my plano box full of them to work.  ;D

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That is good info on the Megastrike scent for trailers. I developed my own spray scent and use it now but if I run out, theres always a tube of Megastrike in the boat. Then your bait is tellin the fish "Just hold me a little longer, Pleeeeease"..........Whack!     :)

Big O

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