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April 5, 2014

Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

The Spring Spawn Is Arriving Late This Year

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JACKSONVILLE —

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.

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Jerry Miller can be contacted at: gonefishing2@suddenlink.net

 

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