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When does spawning begin and end.

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Depends on location, and many other factors such as weather and water temp

That sums it up...

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Its all about water temp with a little moon and length of daylight thrown in. Optimum water temps are 63-65 degrees, however, bass will spawn at higher or lower temps. There are a LOT of articles online if you do a Google search. Generally, once they get started they'll keep going until they're all done with a few breaks thrown in for the occasional cold front.

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I always went with small mouth will normally start when the water gets in the upper 50's and largemouth will state mid 60's, but there is always other factors: weather, water level, moon

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In my area, Aprilmayjunish..

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Water temp and location have the most to do with it, if we knew where you were located, that would help tremendously.

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It can range from December January in the Deep South to July in the Great White North. Many, many biologists will say that the largest part of the species spawn in relation to photo-period opposed to temperatures. There have been far too many records of fish spawning in IA, WI, and MN in mid-40 degree water temps to state that it's all about temperature. Temps will have a large part to play in the overall success of the spawn, but it does not solely dictate when it will occur.

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When does spawning begin and end.

In your neck of the woods, start looking in early, mid May.

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its actually starting right now, i'm about 45 minutes southwest of new orleans. They are coming up out their hiding spots but with cold fronts still passing through it doesn't just happen all at once. Full of eggs.. Usually lasts into the first week of march. but I find the real big girls come early

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Water temp and location have the most to do with it, if we knew where you were located, that would help tremendously.

Middle Tennessee.

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its actually starting right now, i'm about 45 minutes southwest of new orleans. They are coming up out their hiding spots but with cold fronts still passing through it doesn't just happen all at once. Full of eggs.. Usually lasts into the first week of march. but I find the real big girls come early

I'm thinking we can't be but a couple of weeks behind you here in north central Louisiana?

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Middle Tennessee.

my mistake, the profile map and IP say MI. Mych earlier than what I originally said. Someone down there would have a better bead on it.

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Look at the average temps for your area on weather.com. Once the averages start to reach 70/50 you'll start to see activity pickup...especially with a warming trend. It looks like the end April for TN depending on the weather you're experiencing. I don't live there so I can't say for sure but I'm just comparing that to the averages for my area and when I see spawing activity. They're going to be on fire down here in Central FL by next weekend...and I have a tourney on Saturday. I can't decide if I'll be sight fishing or doing the spinnerbait/frog thing.

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Water temp and location of course. Remember certain parts of a lake can be a lot warmer than other parts and fish in those areas will spawn first.

Look for sunny shallow flats protected by the wind, black-bottom coves etc for the earliest spawning fish in the lake. If there is nothing there yet they might be in pre-spawn so start spanning out a little deeper to staging areas. They start in the low to mid 60 degree range.

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I live in north east La. and the spawn usually begins in late febuary and march, so far we really have had no cold weather here, it was 73 degrees today.I have been catching quite a few really shallow this time of year in about 2 to 4 fow,its been crazy this year because it really has not been cold here.

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