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Here recently after several trips to the lake without catching that much, I have really been tryin to do my homework.  After reading many articles and websites I have read two different stories on where bass go after they spawn.  The first being they go deep (15-20ft) holding on flats, points, and ledges.  The other is that they stay shallow and hold to thick cover such as grass beds or laydowns.  Can anyone point me in the right direction on which is true, or are they both true?

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Also I would like to say this is one of the best forums I have seen, great articles and friendly people! :) Thanks

AMEN!

well,  enthusiasm is a good response, right?   ;D

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Not all bass spawn at exactly the same time. I'm not sure where they all go afterwards, but the post spawn is the hardest time to fish. We had some water issues on the Tennessee River starting in mid March which may have contributed to the problem, but we haven't caught a 5 lb smallmouth since then.

Whether it's smallmouth or largemouth, I think you continue to fish the areas that have generally held fish or have been productive for you. The bass will be back and they gotta eat sometime. I think this is a more productive strategy than targeting suspended fish that don't want to feed anyhow.

The ponds I fish for largemouth warmed up early this spring and they are (and have been) in post spawn. I have been able to catch lots of smaller fish (probably males) and a few big girls on reaction baits. That's another route to take. I always catch fish on soft plastics, but I'm not getting many big fish right now.

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I'm catching on flats that are close to deep water.Spinnerbaits,jerkbaits,prop baits,soft plastics, and crankbaits in Tenn. shad or Baby bass.Caught a 7 pounder Wed. on a white  w/red tandem spinnerbait (willow-colorado.)

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