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Overcoming the confusion of what line to use for bass for each bait selection.

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Overcoming the confusion of what line to use for bass for each bait selection

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Every year in late spring there is a spawn cycle that occurs on freshwater lakes and rivers that is second only in significance to the actual bass spawn; the shad spawn.  The shad spawn has been talked about quite a bit in the last 15 years but each year I am amazed and sometimes perplexed at the extent of influence it has on sport fish.  This annual event or sometimes semi-annual depending on the year can influence when bass go onto beds, how long they stay and certainly effects their migration away from spawning habitat.  It’s a daily evolution depending...

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You've heard this phrase many times right as the spawn is finishing up and the period we call post spawn is starting.  But why, what makes this time of year notoriously tough?  We'll answer that shortly and also why I think by looking for key factors and being open minded it's not as tough as you think. For me personally I love the post spawn, it's probably my favorite time of the year to fish.  I can look back at a lot of my tournament success and see several of my highest finishes where during this time period.  I think for...

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This recent full moon has peaked the chatter about the spawn, the bass’s annual visit to areas of a pond, lake or river where they will lay their eggs.  Sometimes the event is simple to see and pattern other times it’s as challenging as knowing what your spouse wants for dinner.  Some times this challenging scenario plays out more than one episode in a single year.  It seem recently in Texas the latter has been more true than the former. I liken the bass spawn to the rut in deer, it seems every year we wait expectantly for it to start only to...

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