Well, at long last the spring season is officially here.
This means a lot to many of us cabin fever crazy anglers that are ready to get out and do some early spring fishing.
I have heard of some pretty good bass fishing on area lakes. Reports of some nice bass being caught at Carr Creek Lake in the past few days sound good to me.
The bass will start moving more toward the more shallow areas as the water levels and temperatures slowly rise. Bait fish will be the first to move more shallow and the game fish like the bass and crappie will follow the bait fish schools and will feed on them.
As far as bass baits being used, I have reports of bass being caught on small jigs and tube baits and some on slow rolled spinner baits. As the water warms on up some the bass will become more active on moving baits like small crank baits and jerk baits.
All of this is a typical early pre spawn pattern the bass will use this time of year. I was told of a water temperature of around the 53-degree range. This will continue to go up as the spring season fishing season goes on.
So get out and give this early bass fishing a try.