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Bumping and grinding bucketmouths
The early spring months treated us a little different this year compared to previous years. March and early April were filled with strong wind and cold fronts keeping the temperature of the water downwards. Finally, the old Ma ‘Nature finally listened to the prayers of fishermen, because it’s official … spring is here! Not only our fishermen feel the swings in temperature, big ole ‘bucketmouths feel it too! These fish wasted no time to adapt to the change. Feeding the early pre spawn and staging pattern quickly changed to make bed with a bit of bumping and grinding. “Bow-chicka-bow-wow!”
I paid close attention to the location of the first areas with beds of last year and used “data” to determine the first places I was going to check. My first trip looking for bedding bass was more than anything a scouting trip. I only had a few hours to fish after work, so I could not afford to waste time. Would ya do not know, these beds were in exactly the same spots as last year. Fish are no different than any other living being, they are creatures of habit. This “recon” trip was a good one. 3 fish were landed between 16 “and 19”. I have no photos to get the 19 “due to technical problems, but here is a chubby 18”.
The next outing was a doubleheader; First stop was more choice Joe Underwood, followed by more of my choice. Joe could only fish the first part of the day so we went to his more first. Joe had a well thought out game plan that had me interested from the beginning; hit several lay downs and ledges early, look for beds as the sun peaked.
The non bite pickup to a few hours after sunrise. Joe had the hot side of the third morning landing on my 1. I was able to get a couple of fish to land up to 16 “. One thing I saw was more Joe’s was a little later in the spawning cycle. we found a few beds, but most of these beds were vacant. Joe landed the big fish of the morning with a big 18 “(pictured below). Check out “Hooked Up” (link) for his report.
Round 2 in this basin doubleheader was at the lake I fished earlier in the week. I used the first part of the outting to cover half the lake to get up and stare down looking for beds in every square foot of the shallow coastal coverage. Some were found, but most were in the area that I had previously looked earlier in the week. Not only do I find more beds than I have seen before, had most of them some good sized fish on top of them. Each fish landed took a little work. Some wanted to go to the buffet of finesse baits and 30 minutes of seduction to see before they would actually pick to remove it from the bed. Perhaps the home advantage, but this was more generous than the first. Were there three landed between 17 “and 19:25”. The 19.25 “was pretty hot when weightless crazy rigged Senko decided to do the Harlem shake in her king.
19.25 “… Not a fan of the Harlem Shake
Even though this is to have a great time of year in some quality bass, I’m hearing the call of the salt water species. There are so many options around the corner. Soon the bass rods will be put down and heavy artillery will be drawn for the migration of the large red drum. If the work schedule and the weather can work together, it might not be a bad idea to bump another shot at the ‘mojo’ by some and give pause grinding bucketmouths. In the famous words of Lionel Richie, ‘All night long! ”
~ See you on the water!
Article source: kayakfishingblog.com