I have been told of some real nice bass being caught here and in parts of Tennessee. Just this week, a friend of mine told me about a bass weighting more than six pounds that was caught at Carr Creek Lake by a member of his family.
Several nice-sized bass have also been caught on Cherokee Lake and Norris Lake in Tennessee. This is a sign of a big bass on the move, meaning it won’t be long until bass will be going into the spawning period for the year and the big female bass will be looking for shallow water areas to nest and lay their eggs.
As the spawn approaches, bass will feed up to store energy and fat to get them through the spawning period.
This is a time of year when you can hook into a large bass by fishing the right type of areas and using the right type of baits and presentation patterns.
The big bass will move to shallow areas and large flats and will follow schools of baitfish to feed. Fishing in these types of areas and using either live minnows or chubs or some type of artificial bait that looks and acts like a baitfish will greatly improve you chance of hooking up with a nice bass. Use spinner baits, crank baits, top waters, and jerk. Get out and give this a try. You might just catch a big bass.