Top 6 Locations To Target Bass during The Spawn
Bass Fishing Location #2: Water Inflow Areas
Bass like to spawn near areas of inflowing water. These types of areas can be different in a lot of ways but seem to hold bass still. If the lake you fish has a power plant discharge, this can be a great area to fish for bass. The water is used to cool the nuclear reactors, and as a bi-product is warm when its dumped back out into the lake. Its this warm water discharge that spawning bass love and will tend to bed nearby. This makes it a prime area for bass anglers to target. Another area that bass love is creek mouths. These are perfect ambush points for bait moving down the creek and always have an abundance of food. One rule I always remembered, " When there is an inflow of water, there will be bass." Remember to target these areas on your next bass fishing trip.
Bass Fishing Location #3: Docks
I am sure you do not need to read this blog to know this one, but docks are a critical spot for targeting bass during the spawn. Docks are shallow-water structures that provide shelter for bass. They also tend to hold bait near them. The shade and structure that docks provide make them an essential spot to target during the spawn. Try to stay away from the deep water docks during the spawn and stay shallow. Target the docks that are near shallow water rocks, areas with hard bottoms like gravel and sand, or near shallow water flats.
During the bass spawn, an area to target is docks (Photo Credit: Al.com)
Bass Fishing Location #4: Lily Pads
During the spawn, one of the best for targeting largemouth bass is in and around lily pads. These areas often get overlooked by anglers because, often, they can be hard to fish. In reality, the lily pad roots are an excellent area for beds of spawning bass. They provide the ultimate cover for the bass. Their root system creates a firm surface for spawning in an area that would typically be soft mucky bottoms. Try targeting the lily pads next time your out during the spawn, who knows you may pull up a lunker.
Targeting Lily Pads During Spawn Can Yield Big Bass (Photo Credit: ABB Conversations)
Bass Fishing Location #5: River and Creek Channels
Another area that bass anglers should target during the spring spawn is the channels from rivers and creeks. They act as underwater pathways for the bass moving from their deep water winter beds to their shallow-water spawning grounds. Targeting bass when they make this journey through the creeks and river channels makes bass fishing a lot easier. Some of the biggest bass will be caught during this time.
Bass Fishing Location #6: Sandy Holes In Grass
Knowing the details of the body of water you are fishing will make you a better angler. Many of the lakes feature different grass flats. Several species of grass can be found in these areas like milfoil, hydrilla, coontail, and other aquatic vegetation. Often, these grassy flats are shallow, and the bottom can be seen when there is a sand patch. These sandy patches make for the perfect spawning grounds. Fishing these areas is a must and should be targeted during the spring spawn.
Bass beds found throughout the grass (Photo Credit: Bassgrab.com)
Knowing the best areas to target during the spring spawn will make you a better bass angler. The ultimate goal of catching bigger bass will be achieved because you will be fishing in proven areas that produce trophy-size bass. If you have any questions or concerns, then leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have other areas, you like to target, please share with the community and comment below. Send us all your bass fishing pictures to be featured on our social media page. Knowing the six best places to target bass during the spawn, will set you up to be successful on your next fishing trip.