Pre Spawn

May 7, 2020
Bass On Spawning Bed

Springtime Bassin Is Coming

As daytime temperatures begin reaching the 70's and 80's, the surface water temps also begin to rise. As any "bass minded angler" can tell you, it won't be long until those green creatures of the deep begin their annual migration to the shallows to spawn (lay eggs). It is during this time that most of us dust off our gear and head to our favorite lake.
June 6, 2016

Tips on Exploring New Waters [VIDEO]

In this video, we explore the southern bays of Lake Ontario and catching some #bruiser Smallmouth and Largemouth bass on big spider jigs. Although we had some local information leading up to our trip, conditions changed and we had to make adjustments. In the end, we had a great time and caught lots of bass over 4 pounds.
April 2, 2016
Prespawn Bass Fishing

Prespawn Cold Front Bass [VIDEO]

In the early spring on natural lakes and ponds, cold fronts can push largemouth bass into very predictable places.  In this video we share tips for catching post frontal bass under blue bird skies with a Keitech Model 1 Jig.  When water temps are still in the 40-50 degrees range, and you have clumps of grass and matted vegitation can be the ticket in shallower coves, pockets and ponds.

May 18, 2011
Spring Jerkbait Fishing

Spring Time Jerkbait Tactics

With the first couple of warm weather days drawing near here in Illinois that means it’s time for one thing, Pre Spawn bass fishing. Bass have a biological trigger that kicks in and lets them know it’s time to move up from their deep wintering holes and onto points and structure adjacent to spawning pockets and coves.
February 18, 2011
Tips for Bass Fishing After Ice Out

Ice Out Bass Fishing

Tips for early spring largemouth bass fishing 1 to 4 weeks after a lake thaws out after the winter freeze.  Look for shallow coves or bays that are protected from the wind, with dark bottoms, located in the north, west, or northwest corners of the lake.
February 16, 2011
Clinton Power Plant

Power Plant Bass Fishing

October thru March in the upper Midwest usually means that bass season is pretty much over, most folks take their bass boats in for their end of the season maintenance and winterization and start focusing on deer and waterfowl season. Hey what do you expect it's the North Country; .

June 15, 2002
Two Men Bass Fishing on a Boat

Spring Has Sprung

Not soon enough, the ice will be melting, the water will start to warm up from a uniform 39 degrees, and it will start to stratify. If you are like me you can't wait to get out and start catching the first bass of the year. I hope this article helps you get started with Spring or post-Winter and pre-spawn bass fishing with success.

December 23, 2001
Springtime Bass Fishing Lake

Springtime Bass Fishing

Spring is upon us and my fingers are itching to get bass fishing! Generally bass will begin their annual movement towards the shoreline in preparation for feeding and bedding within the first few weeks following ice out (for those who live in areas where your lakes and ponds freeze over the winter).