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EARLY SPRING Bass Fishing COMPLETE GUIDE (How To Locate Prespawn Bass)

Early spring bass fishing can be some of the best bass fishing you will experience all year long! Catching prespawn bass can be easy once you find them!

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During the early spring, you truly have the best opportunity to catch the biggest bass of your life! Female bass are full of eggs and weigh the heaviest they will weigh all year long.

This is also one of the best opportunities to find some of the biggest schools of bass that you will see all year long. Not to mention, bass just really go on the feed bag right before they head to their spawning areas so catching them can be easy and fun once you find them.

Early spring happens at different times of the year depending on where you live. We will define early spring as the period of time directly before the bass start their spawning rituals.

In bass fishing terms we consider this period of time, the pre-spawn. Typically this is when water temperatures are between 45 and 60 degrees. However, this is not necessarily a bass fishing law.

Bass will spawn in different water temperatures across the nation. Smallmouth typically spawn before largemouth and in colder water, such as 55 degrees.

Largemouth can also spawn in water that is colder than 60 and they also will also spawn in 80 degree water temp in warmer parts of the country, like Florida.

With all that being said, if the water is in the 60s, the majority of bass will be shallow and could spawn at any time.

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  1. You reference the winter guide in this video to get further into one of the concepts- you should link that video in the video description, I've gotta try and find it now. EXCEPTIONAL video thank you

  2. This video marks a full year of your guises that I’ve watched. And I have learned that every season is gonna be the best time of year to catch large bass

  3. You're right about their being no absolutes in bass fishing. I fished mosquito madness in May 2021. I found bass spawning on main lake shoreline. It was kind of a wake-up call that bass don't follow a textbook.

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