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The bass bite has been really slow. Anyone know when it's going to start picking back up?
 
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Depends a lot on water temp. This has been a cold spring. Water temp in the Willie is only 48 or so right now. Some years it is in the low 50s by now. This coming week has a nice warming trend.

Small ponds of course heat up faster and fish well much earlier than bigger waters. I have not gone bass fishing yet this year (all my trips this winter have been chasing kokanee at Lake Merwin). I don't have any first hand experience yet this year but I will probably give the bass a try this coming weekend.

Good luck out there!
 
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I caught a few over the weekend on jigs flipping in a local pond but the water was still to cold for them to go into pre-spawn. We need a week or so of nice sunny weather and that will get the fishing moving.
 
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Here is one of the largies i picked up.
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Good one Bagshaw! Ive been hitting the Willamette near Independence afterwork but so far only pulled out a few pike minnows
 
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That is a nice and healthy looking bass. What is the wood thing in the water in the background?
Not really sure its a old log pond. So i was thinking it had something to do with that. I caught that fish on the other side of the canal that you can see in the background.
 
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Slow but still react to lures. My first bass picked my crappie jighead on Monday so I think they are in pre-spawn now. I got 4 basses in one hour today with drop shot. The biggest one is around 5 pounds.
 

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