Troy Stokes Fishing

Fishing Revolutions


Early Spring Fishing

Posted on May 16, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Fishing in the spring always seems to be one of the funnest times to go bass fishing, since during this time of year there is a great potential to catch lots of bass and usually a few hawgs. This past week I went fishing on a small private lake in an aluminum boat and this scenario was never more real. I started throwing a centipede on a large flat with lily pads growing in clumps all over it. When the sun came up I could see some sand spots and tried to target these areas with the centipede. This plan worked great and I ended up catching around fifteen bass in the two pound range. As the day progressed it became very cloudy and the centipede bite started to die down. To compensate for the clouds I began to throw an all white chatterbait through isolated lily pad fields and weeds. On my second cast I caught a nice three pounder and continued to throw it with much success. As it got later in the evening the bite slowed down significantly and I decided to look for some bass staging in the deeper water. It didn't take me long to find an isolated area that had some good weeds growing off from an underwater point. The bluegills were all sitting on top of the weeds soaking up what was left of the day and so I knew the bass would be close by. I decided to throw a jig, which is my go to bait for bigger fish. On my first cast I hooked up on a big fish, but it came off before I could see what it was. Not more than two casts later, I hooked another big fish, but this time I got it in the boat. It was about a 4 1/2 pound largemouth bass! This was exciting because this time of year when you catch one big fish there are usually more there. I released the bass and on my very next cast I caught a three pounder! As I had thought there was a school of big bass sitting out on this deep weed point and I probably caught ten bass within ten minutes that were between three and four pounds. By the time I stopped catching fish from that spot it was time to head back in and I think a good estimate would be that I caught about fifty fish that day. I had only fished for maybe six hours and it was a spectacular day out fishing. I uploaded some pictures from this day in the photo gallery, so take a look for yourself at some of these big springtime bass.

-Troy Stokes

Categories: Recreational Fishing

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