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Spring Bank Fishing Tips for Spawning Bass

Today I’m bank fishing a a good size pond with clear water and looking for spawning bass. As I am walking around the bank, I start to see bedding bass and spawning bass that are chasing off bluegill. I will show you how to fish for these largemouth bass in this situation and tips for catching these fish while bank fishing. I also talk about one of my favorite bass fishing techniques for when bass are spawning, but are not staying close to the beds. For these cruising largemouth bass, they can’t stand a soft plastic senko or other stick bait slowly sinking sinking in front of them.




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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.

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  1. 5:56 this break off is exactly why I'm useing 30 pound and up braided line only fishing. I'm catching bass on moveing baits. I just don't use a overly dramatic unnecessary hard hook set. You can use invisibraid or run a sharpy on the line. I caught one on swim bait today. Spinner bait the other day. The hook is right where I want it in the fished mouth. Just like mono got retie if you catch a good one

  2. About the easiest thing to do is catch a fish when they're spawning, It takes absolutely no talent. It should be outlawed until the spawning is over, so it would take some effort.

  3. Why would you want to catch spawning fish? I could understand if you were hungry but why would you intentionally try to interrupt bass from making more Bass since you, like me enjoy fishing, fighting, and eating Bass? This is disgusting and another one of those intelligent Americans who believe itโ€™s better to disrupt than to let things go their NATURAL COURSE!! AAAASSSSSHOLE!!

  4. Nice vid man you did a good job with pointers and showing technique. The other day I found a bedding bass and he swam up to 3 different baits but didn't bite any. What would u recommend when this happens? Seems I may need to use a crawdad or something that imitates bed predators better?

  5. I can't wait to catch bass again.I am originally from South Africa.Large mouth were introduced in 1928,small mouth 1937 and spotted 1939.The bass are mainly large mouth in SA.Spotted are the leist common.Misindentification?

  6. I didn't learn a single thing from this video. Congrats on catching bed fish, they are quite frustrating. Please dont label you catching fish, as a tutorial though.

  7. I've caught two off of beds this week. It was just before daylight both days and I had my head lamp on shining right on them about 3 feet from me. They never got spooked. The first morning i got a male to take they yum dinger. 3lb. This morning i was able to get a female to take a Krackin Craw. 3.5lb. My rod and all hanging right over their beds.

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