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#1 Amace


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:20 PM

Can anyone tell me when bass are the most aggressive and likely to strike? I've heard there's a "magical" time either just before spawning or during spawn that they seem to be extra aggressive but I don't know a thing about their mating cycles or when that is in NB. Would take any advice for a great day of C&R! 👍🏼
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 11:33 AM

Its actually all about water temperature. They start making beds and defending them when the water hits 14-18 degrees or so. They are most likely to target critter-baits that look like they might pose a threat to their eggs, like Crayfish (if your waters have them) and other small fish. After their vigil on the spawns, they get hungry, that's when the senkos and other 'food' presentations take them. I'm not an expert though, so I'm eager to see what others have to say as well.

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