Water temperature is the biggest driver of baitfish and gamefish movement during the spring months. Wired2Fish’s Ryan DeChaine shares a couple pointers for finding spring bass by looking for mud bottom areas that have emerging grass with overhead cover. Dark bottoms absorb heat thus warm the quickest – these areas also support the first weed growth. Lilypad fields are prime locations, providing shade and warmth. Find both and you’ve likely landed on the magical “5×5” area that holds a pile of fish.
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