Pre-Spawn and Spawning Bass!
Fishing Hydrilla for Feeding, Pre-Spawn Bass
We target pre-spawn bass by finding submerged hydrilla in 9-15ft of water. Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic grass which can grow to be pretty thick. It has long, green strands which are pointed on its ends. A lot of bait will congregate around the hydrilla and so will the bass, who will feed aggressively all throughout the day. The trick is to find hydrilla near bass spawning flats. Spawning flats will have a combination of characteristic's. The most important characteristics are clean water, sandy bottom, 2-8 foot of water and protection from the wind. Our Bass will be feeding nearby spawning areas in 10-20 foot of water with hydrilla, getting big and fat in preparation for their taxing spawn. This is amazing time to catch a lot of big Bass. We've also been catching huge 10 pound Bowfin, and Chain Pickerel.
In Central Florida our Bass will spawn from mid February all the way into April, with the main spawn happening in March. Traditionally what triggers our Florida bass to spawn in the spring is water temperature rising from high 60's to low 70's, and a new or full moon. Once the fish pull up on their beds we will sight fish them with worms and swimbaits as the bass will be very aggressive towards anything entering their bed. This is a bass Fishermans favorite time of year to fish as the fish tend to be big, aggressive and active most of the day. Catching Bass off their beds is an awesome opportunity, and we wait all year long for it. This is the time of year to catch big pre-spawn and spawning bass, so book your Orlando fishing charters today!
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Written by Captain Austin Keaton