Spring time on mountain lakes and feeder streams/rivers is an exciting time of year for anglers. The large mouth bass are in pre- spawn and spawning mode. Based on water temps and moon phases, this can be some of the most productive time of the year. In the lakes which have walleye and white bass, this is the time when these ﬁsh move up the feeder streams to spawn. Fishing the mouths of the feeder rivers/streams where the ﬁsh are staging is very productive. The walleye can be caught on Carolina rigs using both worms and lizard patterns. Jigging deer hair jigs tipped with night crawlers is always a popular choice. The White Bass are more aggressive and react better to lipless crank baits, roster tails, even Hopkin spoons. This time of year is great to ﬁsh from canoes or sit-on-top kayaks to chase the White Bass up the rivers.
Our mountain lakes are often overlooked for ﬁshing, but we have great populations of large mouth, small mouth, walleye, trout, bream, and crappie. Come get you some...