prawling river systems, made up of networks
of sloughs, back water lakes and the main river
channel itself, provide the opportunity to catch both numbers and quality bass throughout the year; but if
your goal is early season bassin’ here are three prevalent
springtime patterns for some great
The amount of fishable water on
any given river systems is great, so
covering water in the spring is key
to beginning your search for either
largemouth or smallmouth.
Covering water allows you to
eliminate unproductive areas quickly
and determine what stage of the
spring bite the bass are in.
Once we know what stage the
bass are in, it becomes easier to
replicate a pattern up and down the
river and find a group of bass that
are feeding actively or staging for the
Bass navigate pathways as they move from one stage of the spring bite to another. When bass are
stacked up along these “bass highways,” they are looking to feed up and stack up together.
The reason that bass will be stacked up in these areas revolve around two specifics. The first is location of the