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Early Bass Spawn?

  • Blog Post by: Rich Lindgren
  • May 6, 2009 - 11:50 AM

I had some time kill this past Sunday and took my dog out to walk around the banks of Crystal Lake in Burnsville.  I also brought a fishing pole and did a little casting for panfish.  To my surprise I saw different pairs of bass already spawning in one of the small bays.

 

There are always a few early spawners, and I would guess these are some of the first wave starting to show up.  I was not in my boat, so no idea what the actual water temperature was.  I noticed that the full moon coincides with opening weekend this year, so look for the shallows to be flooded with bass come the MN Bass Opener.  Just another reason, we should have a early catch&release bass season, because the bass are often in mid spawn during the opener.

 

Oh yeah, I caught a couple small sunfish too!

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