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I've seen some crappie reports and such but I haven't seen anybody targeting bass specifically. Anybody been out doing it? I know the cold temps make it rough but I figure at least one more person on here is crazy enough to go haha
 

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Crazy? man we are already having tournaments. sing ti with me..... "Deep n slow, ...that is the tempoooo.."
 
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I have been scratching up a few every time out since new years (25 since 1-1-15). Thinking this weekend will be pretty good for me. I like winter fishing, heavy rains we have had this winter have trashed some of my better places and hindered my efforts.
 

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Neilslure do you target shallows to find the bass in the warmer water on sunny days or deep water? I will probably go pond fishing sunday and/or monday. I've caught stripers and bluegil this year but no largemouth yet.
 

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I'm guessing you are missing the reports that have been on here by me and Neilslure...that's pretty much all we do is target bass and we both have been catching quite a few. Do a search for Lake Norman or for either of our names and you should see several reports.

That said, I've been catching them consistently on slow jerk bait presentations. Neil has been using crankbaits to get them in the lakes he is fishing. They are there, you just have to take a little more time for them.
 

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I'm guessing you are missing the reports that have been on here by me and Neilslure...that's pretty much all we do is target bass and we both have been catching quite a few. Do a search for Lake Norman or for either of our names and you should see several reports.

That said, I've been catching them consistently on slow jerk bait presentations. Neil has been using crankbaits to get them in the lakes he is fishing. They are there, you just have to take a little more time for them.
I sure have missed them thanks for letting me know
 

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Neilslure do you target shallows to find the bass in the warmer water on sunny days or deep water? I will probably go pond fishing sunday and/or monday. I've caught stripers and bluegil this year but no largemouth yet.
I usually fish shallow, less than 10 ft regardless of if it is sunny or not. Name of the game when the water is in the 40s is finding warmer water, a degree or two can mean alot. Depending on recent weather, warmer water may be in different places. If in a warming trend, warmest water will usually be in the cuts, further you get from the main lake, the warmer it will get, if its been cold for a long time, warmer water will be closer to the main lake. Wind and how much sunlight and area gets during the day can also have an effect, generally northern banks get the most sun.

In 2010 we had a tournament on Lake Gaston in early or mid march. In the weeks prior we had a bunch of rain, Kerr was flooded and the corps was dumping water through Gaston like nobodys business. The main lake was 42-43 degrees, running into the backs of the creeks, there was 50 degree water in some and thats where most of the fish were caught.
 

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Follow the reports section, under Piedmont. You'll find writeups almost every weekend. Many of us are still catching bass, or at least trying!
 
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