White bass

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by woodsnwater, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. woodsnwater

    woodsnwater Well-Known Member

    When does the white bass start running? Is it late Winter or Spring?
  2. hunter_3780

    hunter_3780 Select Member<br>2014 Team Turkey Contest Winner

  3. Tink

    Tink Platinum Member<br>2011-2012 Bowhunting Contest Te

    I thought they swim :head: but I know up here they start there spawn March an April.
  4. CrappieMaster220

    CrappieMaster220 Well-Known Member

    when do the shad start getting big enough for the bass to school really well?
  5. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

    Last of March it depends allot on the weather though......:biggrin:
  6. browning_gold_12

    browning_gold_12 Moderator<br>Deer Hunting<br>Trail Cameras<br>'07

    i HEARD they are tearing them up at millwood. blue back rat-l-trap:up:
  7. jprtn

    jprtn Well-Known Member

    old rule I have been told is when the dogwoods bloom but usually mid march around here never fished em much on the lake but they were up in the rivers in mid to late march so i don't really know when they hit the flats on the lake
  8. I am with you jprtn, the Caddo River in late March early April, the next big rain after the 2nd week of April you can load the boat with the BIG Hybrids :up:
  9. newton29

    newton29 Well-Known Member

    The small male white bass run in March the first day I try to fish for them. The fat female whites typically quit running 3 days before I go back.
  10. Crappie hunter

    Crappie hunter Well-Known Member

    If we were to ever get any rain that amounted to anything to create some flow on the Arkansas river, you can usually catch a few now. I used to catch them real well in Febuary though. Also used to wear em out on Maumelle in late March. If you really wait for the dogwoods its almost too late. I always heard that on crappie, but it seems I catch more before the dogwoods bloom now days.
  11. duck01

    duck01 Well-Known Member

    When the water temp is 48-49 degrees.
  12. skip1411

    skip1411 Well-Known Member

    I love fishing for them. My friends dad turned us onto them when we were 16 yrs or so. We normally hunt for them early march late february, I was always told watch the dogwoods myself.