Mountain Lakes Report: March 2015
March brings on Spring and warmer weather. Warmer weather eventually translates to warmer water temperatures. It's usually pre-spawn season for large mouth bass. This means the bass, especially young adult males, will be getting much more active and starting to feed-up. This month can be very productive, but it can also be frustrating. One day the bass are chasing bait in the shallows and the next day they've gone back deep. For this reason, be prepared to vary your techniques from throwing crank baits and slow rolling spinner baits to fishing finesse worms or pitching skirted jigs. Using good electronics can be a time saver in locating the fish in our
deep mountain lakes.
Small mouth bass are getting more active as well. They are starting to move up some of the creeks and rivers. Start out fishing the mouths of the tributaries and slowly work your way up stream. Throwing small crank baits,
bucktails, and spinners can all be effective. Lake levels are still low from the Winter draw down, so please check ahead to make sure you can launch your boat at the launch you plan on using.