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White Bass - Fishing Tip

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February 17, 2013
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White bass, unlike their striped, large- and smallmouth cousins, don’t just hit anything they can fit into their mouths. When the fight is over and the fish is caught, every bit of effort put into catching them is usually worth it.

white bass

White bass are a school-based fish that isn’t known to occupy a set depth of water. These fish are found throughout most of North America and are known as a topchoice for anglers due to their taste and general size between 2 to 3 pounds, some as high as 4 to 5 pounds. The fish spawn in late spring and early summer, right about the time that water temperatures begin to reach 60 degrees.

Use a 5- or 6-foot rod that is capable of handling medium to medium-heavy action. Spinnerbaits, spoons and crankbaits have all been known to have a high success rate with white bass.

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Jimmy Houston

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