What triggers bass to spawn?

Conditions. Temperature, location and moon phase are the most important factors that affect bass spawning season. Prime spawning temperatures for bass are 55-65 degrees. The optimal temperature will be reached first in the southern parts of the country in early February and then work north throughout the spring months.

How do you get the bass post to spawn?

Post Spawn Bass Fishing: Bottom Huggers Look for long gravel points in coves or on the main lake that drop off into deep water to drag your Carolina rig. Post-spawn bass usually hold at depths of 10 to 18 feet and are about a cast length from deeper water (30 to 40 feet deep).

How long does it take for bass to spawn?

In fact, the entire spawning process, which involves building a nest, finding a mate, hatching fertilized eggs and guarding young fish until they are ready to be on their own, can take a little as three weeks. When winter ends and the water warms back up, bass feel the urge to spawn.

What month do bass start to spawn?

Pre-Spawn is the time of year before bass move up onto their beds. It’s usually late winter or early spring, but really depends on weather patterns in your part of the country. Generally, you’ll start seeing bass in “pre-spawn” mode when the water temperatures start to rise from the mid 40’s into the 50’s.

What is the best bait for spawning bass?

If you are targeting spawning bass on beds, these are the best bed fishing baits to throw.

  • Flipping jig with a craw trailer.
  • Bladed jig with swimbait trailer.
  • Swimbait in bluegill color.
  • Green pumpkin tubes in 4- and 5-inch.
  • Carolina rigged craw in natural or dark colors.

What is the best bait for post spawn bass?

Buzzbait. Another great bait for the immediate post spawn, a buzzbait is perhaps the best bait out there to cover shallow water during this time frame. The shad spawn is a big part of the period right after bass spawn and a buzzbait is a great lure to use to both find and capitalize on a shad spawn.

How old is a 1lb bass?

Usually bass will spawn when they are one year old and approximately one pound in size in ponds in the south. In reservoirs and streams they may reach 6 to 7 inches at age one and spawn at age two.