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I live in Far Eastern Ohio right against the boarder of West Virginia along the ohio river......i was just wondering how long it would befor the bass start to spawn?....it has been 55+ out the past 2 days but not to much sun and im starting to catch the fever of summer being right around the corner and getting ready to start going fishing w/ the buddies!  I was just wondering if anyone new how much longer it would be befor the fish start to bite heavy

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Welcome to the forum.I never quit fishing.My Dad use to say when you start seeing turtles its time.Probally just a myth though.The Ohio usually is behind the lakes due to the cooler waters flowing in from the north.The fish down here (Ky.) on the Ohio usually spawn around mid-may,pending on the weather.With that said,I would go now!

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First of all, welcome to the forum!!!  ;D Second of all, what do you mean start fishing? What'd you stop for? Jk of course, it's my knowlege that bass will start to spawn at a steady 58*, i read this in a Jimmy Houston book about 2 years back....i'm sure some of the other guys will hit you with some more in depth info on this.

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Spring is the time of year you will likely do best until you get the hang of year-long pattern succession. Then in fall the bass go on a feeding frenzy, biting aggressively, but they have a huge amount of natural forage to choose from, so learning to get in on that bite is harder.

Jim

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Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome aboard!

Best time to start fishing for bass?  AM or PM on any day ending in a Y.

Better fishing conditions are right around the corner, generally when you notice the first signs of spring.

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I live in Far Eastern Ohio right against the boarder of West Virginia along the ohio river......i was just wondering how long it would befor the bass start to spawn?....it has been 55+ out the past 2 days but not to much sun and im starting to catch the fever of summer being right around the corner and getting ready to start going fishing w/ the buddies!  I was just wondering if anyone new how much longer it would be befor the fish start to bite heavy

its been in the 60s for about 4 days here (days and nights) now today its 35 degrees with 20 degree nights

i'm in western ohio. is it still in the 60s over there in the eastern today?

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Welcome. Being from Ohio (now reside in St. louis) near where you from, the best tine to go is in mid-late April. About anything in the old tackle box will work then. However, I have caught some nice fish in March working a jig slowly. Although the number of bites you get this time of year are fewer you might get your arm broke if your not careful.

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I am limited to the times I fish because unfortunatly. the huron bay freezes... I usually start hamemring bass a couple weekends before memorial day.

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You mean it stops? The best time for me is when I get to the water.

Welcome to the forum man. You are going to love this place.

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If you use a heavy enough jig you can slam it through the ice! :)

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I always heard that they start to spawn when the dogwoods bloom in the spring.

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I always heard that they start to spawn when the dogwoods bloom in the spring.

Since that is based on photoperiod, it's probably more accurate than water temperature.

Roger

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YESTERDAY...TODAY...TOMMORROW....ANY DAY.....JUST LEARN HOW TO CATCH 'EM EVERYDAY

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In east Tx, if the dogwoods are blooming, the lakes have boats on them sight fishing, everyone is always asking if the dogwoods are blooming yet, there way of asking if the bass are spawning.

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In east Tx, if the dogwoods are blooming, the lakes have boats on them sight fishing, everyone is always asking if the dogwoods are blooming yet, there way of asking if the bass are spawning.

Matt, have you ever noticed a tie between bass nesting activity in Texas

and red-winged blackbird nesting? I'm very serious.

In Florida, it seems that during our best days on the spawning flat, we get a non-stop scolding

from blackbirds, a sure sign that they're protecting a nest. On a few occasions

I've actually seen the nest itself tucked among the cattails.

Roger

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