Sight fishing during the spawn, it’s one of the most exciting, frustrating, and rewarding ways to fish. During the springtime, when water temperatures near the sixty degree mark, every bass in the lake starts to think about moving shallow to build a bed and prepare for the spawn. This presents anglers with the opportunity to see and cast to some of the biggest fish in the lake. On this episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook, we will break down how to catch these fish, as well as take a look at some of our favorite sight fishing bass caught throughout the years!
Bass all act in different ways when setting up to spawn. Some fish are very skittish, while others can become extremely aggressive when defending their beds. It is important for you, as the angler, to identify the behavior of the fish. Paying close attention to these clues will help you to determine how to present the bait and where to cast.
Bait color is another important detail to take into account when targeting spawning bass. The color of the bait can make it easier for the angler to identify the bait on the bed. This includes white, pink, and orange based colors. However in some cases, going with a more natural color can work out in your favor. This includes greens and watermelon based colors.
Tune in to this great episode of the Bass Pro Shops Fisherman’s Handbook to learn about all things sight fishing!