Photographer Gettys Brannon is on leader Harvey Horne, so look for his on-the-water gallery later today.
It is no secret that Horne, like many anglers, is targeting backwater areas in search of spawning fish. This week that can be a gamble that is worth the risk. The reason is the bass are in prespawn mode and are on the move toward the beds. Timing is everything and Horne hopes to intercept migrating bass as they pass through his area.
Horne has found the best of scenario of them all in his chosen area. It’s a backwater bayou with a gravel bottom, which is prime habitat for the bass to make their spawning beds. What is more, the water is prone to warming up faster due to the hard bottom, another plus for attracting spawning bass. Finally, and really important this week, is the area is protected from the wind.
Horne is intent on waiting things out in anticipation of bass moving into his area. That is a wise move if you thing about it. Waiting on the come is much better than being in chase mode, spending time running around seeking bass that might never show.