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Cindyjo

It's time!

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Yes it is that time again.  The bass started consolidating just before the rains.  Had 1 great night then.  Then the rains messed it up.  Wednesday this week was fabulous.  1 just over 18".  1 at 17", and lots at keeper or under. All in less than 2 hrs.  14 - 18 fish.  All black bass.   

Thursday was phenomenal.  Largest at 17",  numerous 14" to 16".  Over 25 fish between 6:15 - 7:45.  Had 6 consecutive fish in 6 casts.  Same area as the night before.  Great visuals on the graph.  Very heavy schooling.  One smallie @ 17". One white.  All the rest blacks bass.  Could have gone longer, but had enough.  Everyone on a spoon.  On the bottom with a very slow retrieval. Feeding heavily on shad.  Find shad, find fish.

This will stay like this for 4 - 8 weeks, and then the summer doldrums.  This is what fishing is all about.

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find shad,find fish. some of the best info. a person can give imo

fishing the buffet is the most consistent way I've found to catch bass in these large lakes 

 

 

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anchored (stern) 12' fow wind from se, sun hitting left side of face

20 fow - 12 fow in front of me downwind

20 fow - 12 fow port

12 fow - 50 fow starboard

12 fow - 6 fow aft

shoal coming up from my right, anticipated fish would be feeding on wind pushed shad coming from the se

indeed they were, most fish caught 15 degrees starboard to 90 degrees port

cast spoon count to 6 (2' per second of drop) start retrieving. let it drop, pick up, in 2', let it drop, repeat

several fish hit upon the original cast drop

all setup very very deliberate

only had to anchor in one time for a hang up, then right exactly back to original location.  

anchored within 10' of night before

they will be there again tonight, unfortunately i have another commitment

PS - saw many gar spawning/ feeding in the general area

 

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flutter spoon?

what color in stained water? 

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Wow.

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1/4 oz kastmaster,  color does not matter a great deal they are chasing the flash which mimics a shad.  but, I was using the gold colored and silver kastmaster.

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I am assuming by "all black bass" you mean all largemouth?  Largemouth, spotted bass and smallmouth are different species of black bass.

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