Post Spawn Bass Fishing Tips

Post Spawn Bass Fishing Tips
After bass have gone through their annual spawning ritual in the spring, they go on a feeding binge to regain energy lost in the spawning process. There are places to find post-spawn bass and how to catch them consistently.

Cover Water

Once bass move off the shallow spawning grounds, then use a searching lure such as a spinner bait to cover water looking for actively feeding fish.


Bass will look for ambush points when feeding after the spawn. Look for subtle drops that are adjacent to spawning flats. These areas provide adequate depth and easy access to unsuspecting bait fish.

Current Breaks

Bass that live in river systems will use current breaks off the main river channel as feeding lanes. Because bass do not have much energy after spawning, areas such as these bring the food to the bass with very little effort.

Creek Mouths

Bass that reside in reservoirs typically spawn in the back of creek channels. Once they begin to move out of these areas, bass will often hang at the entrance of the creek looking for food.

Use a Crankbait

Crankbaits work wonders on post-spawn bass because they are actively pursuing prey. Be sure to work the bait quickly and add a pause on the retrieve to trigger a strike.

Cold Fronts

Cold fronts will shut down feeding activity on post-spawn bass. Slow your presentation by utilizing a jig around cover. Bass will feed during this time but only if a bait is right in their face.

Article Written By Brian M. Kelly

Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.

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