1. Details: 1 lb. 6 oz. White Bass with a Johnson Beetle spin - white

    Beginning of the spring spawn run. Got 13 in a couple of hours. The major run will be starting soon.

  2. The white bass are sending the scouts up the feeder creeks to Lake Springfield, got about a dozen, mostly small males but a couple 1.5 pounders. Within the next ...more couple of weeks the spawning frenzy will start in earnest and you might be catching two at a time!

    1. Louie Bartletti 0
      where in the creeks are you fishing
  3. Annual white bass run in Lick Creek, caught many, many white bass in the last 3 weeks.

  4. Caught and released 50+ in Lick Creek, beginning of the annual spring spawning run.

    1 lb. 14 oz. White Bass with a Johnson beetle spin

    1. Lawrence Lenkart 0
      I meant to say "when the lilacs bloom, not blo."
    2. Lawrence Lenkart 0
      Exhausting is right, some years I got creative, two lures, catching two and three at a time. Sometimes the back gets sore I sit and cast, sometimes I experiment ...more with homemade lures etc. on bad years - very few..... Ounce by ounce those whites put up a heck of a fight. The rule of thumb is, "when the lilacs blo, the white bass are biting". My rule of thumb is water temp at 55+ with a good current.
    3. Devin Sherwood 0
      nice catch, ive been out there.. pre-spawn can be so much fun its exhausting.
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  5. Went to Florida's Harris Chain in the first week of Feb. 2015. Very nice chain, probably did more exploring than fishing. Overwhelmed by all the open water in ...more mid-winter. Did not catch the monsters we were looking for but there were plenty of 2-4 lbers.

    2 lb. Lg. Mouth with a 4" suspended jerk bait

  6. Small private pond full of 3-4 lb bass.

    3 lb. 8 oz. Lg. Mouth Bass with a Plastics

  7. Extremely hot and humid day. Not a bite all day. Heading toward the ramp to call it a day and we decided to throw one more cast right across from the ramp. Tossed ...more a short cast parallel to shore and when the rubber worm got close to the bottom-BOOM, must of floated right next to the lunker. He hit it hard, nice fight. Salvaged the day on the last cast.

    5 lb. 4 oz. Lg. Mouth Bass with a 10" Berkley Power Worm

    1. Jon Morrissette 0
      that's crazy, nice job
    2. Robert Adamski 0
      Nice fish!
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  8. Many just under 10 inches but a couple of keeper size but we threw them back-big females.

    14 in. Crappie with a Minnows

    1. Lawrence Lenkart 0
      Thanks Dan. Went to Sangchris on Monday, caught a bunch (40+) of "almost" 10 inchers and about 5 or 6 mini lg. mouth. Only a few 10 inch plus female crappies, ...more which we threw back for another day. We went to the west arm since most of the full parking lot must have been at the warm arm. Water was a few degrees cooler in the west, 56-59 dgrees, while the east arm was 60-63 degrees.
    2. Dan Troemper 0
      Nice fish Larry.
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  9. Details: 1 lb. 14 oz. White Bass with a Johnson beetle spins


Amateur fishing guy. Fish when I can, have fun!

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  • Species Lg mouth bass
  • Waterway Lake Sangchris
  • Lure Johnson Beetle Spin