John Crews has been sight-fishing most of the morning, but not bedded fish as one might assume. He’s finding what appear to be prespawn buck bass that are in process of establishing a nest site.
More or less, the fish are quite territorial and chasing bream and shiners if they get too close to where the nest might eventually be. He said he’s not seeing many bass on beds in his areas just yet, but with each consecutive passing day with hot sun and warming waters, it’s only a matter of time.
He’s staging up on every fish he sees and works it cast after cast after cast. Eventually he wins and puts hooks into one, but it’s time consuming and requires patience and accuracy.
He’s only got two in the box for a little over 4 pounds.