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    Posted by halfbass on February 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I had the pleasure last night at Bass Pro to attend a seminar giver by Brian Carper on “Proven Spring Bass Patterns”. Having only come back to Bass fishing in September 2014 after taking 11 years off, it was great to learn what triggers fish to move out of winter patterns into pre-spawn and spawn patterns and where one might look for them to congregate during the move. Like most animals (deer, bear, birds, etc.) fish interest are few (food, sex and safety). There seasonal habits also change buy just a few things (water temp, hours of daylight, lunar events, atmospheric pressure and conditions). So to my fellow fishermen, to study the habits of your prey is to better understand how to better catch them.

    Thanks Brian for a great evening of learning.


    Brian replied 9 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • tnbassman10

    February 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I so wish I could have attended that but I had to work. I enjoy a fishing seminar. Seeing a local guide present one would’ve been great. Did Brian focus on Spring patterns locally or just in-general bass fishing spring tactics?

    I understand that general information can be used locally but there is a difference too. For example, I live in Lebanon and within 30-45 minutes drive time, I can fish 3 completely different bodies of water: Old Hickory, Percy Priest, and Center Hill. A river system, such as Old Hickory is going to be fished drastically different than a deep/clear lake like Center Hill. Then you have the “combo” lake of Percy Priest which involves a little bit of both. The lower end of Priest favors Center Hill (although it isn’t as deep) and the upper-end is like a rocky Old Hickory lake on a smaller scale. I’m most confident on Old Hickory but I’ve gained confidence on Percy Priest in the last couple of seasons. I’d like to really put it together and be really good at both. (Center Hill I’m not comfortable with at all because I haven’t fished many deep clear lakes nor have I spent a whole lot of time on that particular lake either).

    Just curious.

  • Brian

    February 23, 2015 at 3:23 am

    I mostly spoke of general spring patterns: The top 3 ingredients to successful spring patterns 1)temperature 2)location 3) lures

    In a nut shell I talked about water temperature and how to dissecting a creek…starting at the mouth and working you way towards the back. How the bass migrate and locate to structure throughout the creek and what lures to use to find and catch bass.

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