Fish during the Pre Spawn
The best time to fish for bass is during the pre-spawn period in the beginning of spring when the water temperatures are between 55 to 65 degrees. During this time, both the male and female bass move to the shallow areas to feed aggressively and look for the best place to nest. This is the easiest time to locate the bass even at the shore. This is also the time when you are most likely to get a trophy bass. Remember to release female bass so they can complete their spawn.
Bass come out when it is cloudy
Bass stay hidden when it is hot and sunny and come out when it is cloudy. If you are fishing when it is sunny, you should target areas where bass are most likely to hide for shelter. Keep the live bait as close as possible to these shelter areas.
Fish at the right time of the day
The best time to fish bass is early in the morning or towards the evening. This is when it is not as sunny or cloudy or if the water is muddy. You should hit the fishing hole an hour before sunrise or an hour before sunset if you want to catch some bass as this is when they are more likely to come out of hiding.
Use the water map
You can get a map of the water body where you plan to fish at from online sources or even the state and local resources. These maps will give you a great idea of different water depths and drop offs. The bass will often use fish cribs and sunken structures as shelter. The map will guide you to these areas for the most success in catching the fish.
Examine the bass for lure tips
The caught bass usually throw up stomach contents when fighting after being caught. This can give you a great idea of what the bass like to eat. You can use these on your lures or as live bait for your next bass fishing trip so you get to catch more bass faster. Live bait are a great way to catch some nice bass when the lures are not working.
Gum Log Plantation offers the best bass fishing in the area. Because the lodge is located on the Ocmulgee River and also has a 65 acre cypress lake. Book your next trip with us!