Most of the bass were ranging from 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 pounds. In one shallow pocket I cast the Sienko to the very back end. When the bait hit the water a six-pound bass inhaled the lure. This was a reaction strike. Most of the time you can get a reaction strike if your bait lands right on top of the nest.
I did find one cove that was holding a lot of sand bass that would hit a Nichols’ 1/2 oz. blue shad spinner bait.
I tried fishing the banks leading up into the pockets but didn’t get a single strike. That’s not normal, especially when the surface temperature was about 59 degrees F. Normally bass would be scattered down the bank at this temperature.
We have a full moon coming up on Tuesday, April 15th. By then you should see a massive bass migration to the bank. I’m hoping that by next week the weather should be a lot more stable and you should see a lot of bass moving shallow.
Like I said, this year has been anything but normal. Now that the night time temperatures are getting into the 50s and 60s we should see a lot more bass moving shallow.
Jerry Miller can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org