When Bass Hold On Beds

When bass are holding on beds, what are you doing to catch them?

Bed fishing is my absolute favorite. I’ll throw weighted d-bombs or a weightless senko or zoom lizard. Sometimes it’s even fun to mess around with a small crank bait and set it right on their bed. I’m primarily a catch and release guy and at most of my ponds, I’ll watch them swim right back to their beds. Sometimes I’ll even come back a 1/2 hour later to try and get em again haha

If they don’t bite right away, I’ll sit there and go through my tacklebox to see what works. It’s crazy how 30 minutes of random shit doesn’t get a bit, then that one bait gets bit immediately.

General things I do – try to throw white/light color baits so I can see their position relative to the bed (my eyes suck). Not totally necessary in water with good vis. When craws/worms aren’t working, I’ll throw a mag fluke, or some type of floating crankbait that I can dive on to the bed and then let rise to the surface.

I was fishing a tournament after the spawn one year and came upon a giant on a bed, I had about 20 minutes before tournament ended. Couldn’t get bit. After the tourney ended I fished some more and ended up back at that fish, she hit a weightless senko on the first cast, 7 lbs.

If they don’t bite right away, I’ll sit there and go through my tacklebox to see what works. It’s crazy how 30 minutes of random shit doesn’t get a bit, then that one bait gets bit immediately.

General things I do – try to throw white/light color baits so I can see their position relative to the bed (my eyes suck). Not totally necessary in water with good vis. When craws/worms aren’t working, I’ll throw a mag fluke, or some type of floating crankbait that I can dive on to the bed and then let rise to the surface.

I was fishing a tournament after the spawn one year and came upon a giant on a bed, I had about 20 minutes before tournament ended. Couldn’t get bit. After the tourney ended I fished some more and ended up back at that fish, she hit a weightless senko on the first cast, 7 lbs.

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