Before, during, after spawn, fish can be induced to bite

May 23 2011 - 1:53pm

NEW HILL, N.C. -- Fishing for bass this time of the year can be rewarding or frustrating.

A lot of the largemouth bass at Harris Lake -- considered to be the state of North Carolina's finest trophy bass lake -- have finished their spring spawning season.

Some haven't."This one, you can tell, hasn't yet," John Henson, who works at The Tackle Box in Fuquay-Varina, said Friday as he gripped a bass in the 3-pound range he had just pulled from the water. "She's got eggs in her, and she's got no scars on her tail yet."

Bass still on their spawning beds can be spotted and easily targeted in shallow water by anglers with the help of polarized sunglasses.


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