Spring Bass: From Ice Off through Spawning

Catching early spring bass is a challenge for many anglers. The waters are cold and often the fish are nowhere to be found. Well, Richie Glavac is an Ohio angler who has solved the mystery of catching pre-spawn and spawning bass. Best of all, once mastered, his techniques are not terribly complex. Some might say that they are deadly simple. Here are his secrets.

“I will start fishing for bass as soon as the ice leaves the lake,” said Glavac. “The water temperature is in the upper 30s to low 40s at this time. The bass aren’t real aggressive, but they are feeding on baitfish.”

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