White Bass Spawn Dates

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Dan99, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Dan99

    Dan99 6 pointer

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    Does anyone know when the White Bass spawn starts? I'm hoping to go catch some in the Nolin River this year.
     
  2. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    Usually starts with males moving up river end of March/1st of April. Females move up a week or 2 later. I’ve done well usually the week before and after the turkey season opener.
     
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  3. labwild

    labwild 6 pointer

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    When the Red Buds bloom the white bass run.
     
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  4. Dan99

    Dan99 6 pointer

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  5. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 10 pointer

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    Anytime now. Last we we caught very few because the River was screwed up. This year may be worse. Normally we look forward to catching 50-100 of them.
     
  6. bmason

    bmason 6 pointer

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    I was always told when the redbuds and dogwoods are both blooming.
     
  7. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    I stopped by the Bacon Creek ramp at Nolin yesterday and it was a mess. The river has been very high and has been falling for over a week now. Hopefully conditions improve over the next 2 weeks.
     
  8. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Are they good to eat? I know they have a lot of red meat. If you cut it out is there anything left?
     
  9. Brutus Hedgeapple

    Brutus Hedgeapple 10 pointer

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    I fished at Bacon Creek yesterday and today. I caught one tiny whitebass yesterday. My daughter caught one today. Muddy mess!
     
  10. Recurve77

    Recurve77 8 pointer

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    I trim the red out by making 2 cuts on each side of the red meat in a shape. Then remove it by pulling like a zipper. Very little impact on the size of the filet left to eat. Good table care if the red meat is removed.
     

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