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Old 03-04-18, 08:02 AM   #21
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They were actively crushing topwater yesterday in my secret hideaway in the ghetto. Got some nice ones with the girls being bout full of eggs. I give it two weeks tops for this pond and they will be on bed.
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Old 03-04-18, 10:04 AM   #22
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...back when I used to bass fish Eufaula a lot, Tom Mann said the bass bedded when the oak leaves were the size of a squirrel's ear...

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Old 03-06-18, 05:39 PM   #23
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Wondering how this upcoming cold spell will affect the pond bass after that warm spell? It's gotta screw with the fish, I'd think, but I'm a big dummie...

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Old 03-06-18, 07:26 PM   #24
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Wondering how this upcoming cold spell will affect the pond bass after that warm spell? It's gotta screw with the fish, I'd think, but I'm a big dummie...

Iíve always thought the fish screw with us.
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Old 03-06-18, 07:32 PM   #25
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Wondering how this upcoming cold spell will affect the pond bass after that warm spell? It's gotta screw with the fish, I'd think, but I'm a big dummie...

Keep us posted when you get back out! I won't be back bass fishing til next weekend. Gotta trip already planned to hit the White this weekend.

So many fish, so little time.

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Old 03-06-18, 08:12 PM   #26
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Wondering how this upcoming cold spell will affect the pond bass after that warm spell? It's gotta screw with the fish, I'd think, but I'm a big dummie...

I hit the pond (200 acre lake?) on Sunday, and we only saw 1 fish setting up a bed. But golly gosh darn, it was a tank! Maybe 5 pounds, a big one for that lake! (it's way over crowded) So I would say any of them that had moved up were pulled back into the channels and on points.
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...when the big females start bedding, they will hit to kill a salamander or 3 finger bream near the bed...they don't eat , they just kill it and spit it out...critical to know because you have a few seconds to set the hook...after they drop eggs, the smaller males move in to guard the nest...that's when you pick up flabby-gutted females in slightly deeper water, still near beds , but off the beds...the males will hit anything that invades the space and they will consume the prey...

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...when the big females start bedding, they will hit to kill a salamander or 3 finger bream near the bed...they don't eat , they just kill it and spit it out...critical to know because you have a few seconds to set the hook...after they drop eggs, the smaller males move in to guard the nest...that's when you pick up flabby-gutted females in slightly deeper water, still near beds , but off the beds...the males will hit anything that invades the space and they will consume the prey...

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Old 03-07-18, 09:16 PM   #29
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Wondering how this upcoming cold spell will affect the pond bass after that warm spell? It's gotta screw with the fish, I'd think, but I'm a big dummie...

The changes in pressure every other day is not helping either. FWIW, if its a big un, it's probably a her rather than a him. If you can see beds and even better the fish on the bed, get something that will sink quickly with and let it sit until you cant stand it. Often they will just pick it up and move it out of the bed with no intention of actually eating it. if you have anything that can resemble a salamander, they will kill that with a vengeance.
Topwater bite shouldn't be far away
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...I use a #5 or #7 split shot 12" to 18" up the line and a 3/0 or 5/0 worm hook...when you cast it past the bed, and drag it slowly, the split shot makes a silt trail and then the salamander shows up..
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