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Craig Plummer

Opening Bass Locations

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After reading the post about opening lure choice I thought this would be an interesting thread. Now I know that there are always several other factors that play into each particular situation but in general were will you find the most bass eager to bite early in the season? I'm fairly new to bass fishing in the early season so terms such as "shallow flats" seam quite generalized to me. I've posted pictures of a few spots that I plan on hitting on opener please correct me if I'm totally off base with these or you see more promising water...

earlybass.jpg ..................This one below would be the more northern end of the lake.........................

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It looks like you have circled some decent spawning spots on the lake so im sure you will find fish but it will depend alot on the water temp and how much weedcover has developed in those areas thus far...just spend time on the water and you should be able to figure them out

Good Luck

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In the top pic I also like the area between the two islands. It looks like it should offer wind protection from all sides and I've found that a key factor when catching spawning bass.

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I've found/learned that the majority of fish will be in a bay or somewhere protcted from the wind because the water is warmer. The big fish will not always we in those same spots though.

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I usually look relatively shallow in areas with some cover, like new pads coming up or old pad roots, or other weeds starting out, sometimes it seems there ultra shallow like 6"-2' other days more like 3-7 fow, I guess I'll find out come Saturday

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im excited for the opener this coming saturday. I think theres going to be alot of people out getting a few hawgs

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Under the current conditions, just pretend your going fishing for Gills/Crappies --shallows spawning areas near shore. 1-3 ft will get you planty of action from a variety of Bass sizes. Personally I would look for old bull rush beds next to Cattails if they are available and scan with you glasses before even making a cast.

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