(The creel limit is six black bass daily, but
more anglers tend to come for the joy of
would be celebrated elsewhere. Some-
times fishermen get into schools of sub-
keeper bass and end up complaining
about catching throngs of largemouth in
the 13- to 15-inch range.
mate means that bass fishing is usually
productive from early spring (or maybe
late winter if it's mild) all the way through
late fall. The winter off-season is usually
only an off-season on the basis of anglers
being reluctant to get out there. For the
most part, it's a year-round fishery in term
of bass willingness.
instance, from mid-spring until early fall,
many bass anglers prefer working lures
around open water structure, often in the
those anglers who are more at home in
shallow water, in the backs of bays or
around shorelines, generally can scratch
out their of share of admirable catches
doing it their way.
years ago producing unbelievable catches
of crappie. Some of the glow around crap-
pie fishing waned as the lake aged and
grew clearer. Crappie didn't use shallow
water as much where light penetration
was vastly increased.
white crappie species declined as the clear
water-favoring black crappie species in-
creased and became the most prevalent of