Finding bass hotspots can make the average angler better than the rest. Fishing expert Stacey King, member of the Bass Pro Shops® & NITRO Boats National Fishing team lists his advice on the best places to find bass this season.
- Learn the hotspots where bass seek optimum habitat in which to deposit their eggs, you’ll catch more bass than the average angler.
- Back ends of creeks and coves are always good places to start and they are usually always good when situated along northern banks that receive plenty of sun.
- If your favorite lake has lily pads, remember that they are not just great bass cover but they commonly spawn on the roots of the pads.
- Shallow flats and points that grow thick with aquatic vegetation can be good if there are open areas that bass can use for nesting sites.
- Look for pea-gravel bottoms usually found in creek arms and coves on the lower or deeper ends of reservoirs. Bass love to spawn in these areas.
- Spring rains often flood shoreline bushes that were high and dry during the winter drawdown. The firm bottom and protective cover attract spawning bass.