The bass bite is decent right now and the key to catching them is finding the shad as the Bass will be nearby. Search about half way back coves using side scan imaging to find shad and the bass will be in the vicinity. The water is warming and the fish are migrating into coves as they do every year in preparation for spawn. The Bass aren't yet on the shallow flats in appreciable numbers and we're finding them in deeper open water on shad schools and on banks that are in close proximity to deep water in areas that have abundant gizzard shad forage. This time of year Largemouth Bass can be caught on Alabama rigs, swim baits, jerk baits, or smaller crankbaits. The bite isn't as strong as it is during the spawn but they will eat when you find them. Though it takes a bit of patience and good electronics to find them, its a good time to catch nice Bass on Lake of the Ozarks!
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