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[caption id="attachment_1318" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Nice Master angler White Bass"][/caption] The spring time in Michigan gives an angler a plethora of angling opportunities, but one of my favorite spring fishing events is the white bass run. White bass, aka “silver bass” is the larger cousin of the white perch, both of which can be found in great numbers here in Michigan. Many fishermen think white bass are related to other fish species that share the bass name such as the large and smallmouth bass and the rock bass, but they are not in the same family. They belong to a separate species known as the temperate bass, which includes the Yellow Bass and Striped bass. White bass are a favorite target species of anglers who appreciate the fast action, a tough and spirited battle for the size, plus their veracious attitude when attacking lures. When fishing for white bass, my rod of choice is a St. Croix Premier series, 6 foot, 6 inch light power, fast action spinning rod that is matched up with a Shimano 1000 sized reel. The reel is spooled with a light braid in the four to 6lb test, backed with monofilament to prevent slippage. The reason for using the braided line, instead of mono, is because it is very common to get nicks in the line from the rough scales and sharp gill plates when fishing through densely populated schools of fish. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="310" caption="Notice the lure in this fishes mouth!"][/caption] When fishing streams and rivers, the “go to” lure for the spawning run is a round head ...



The spring time in Michigan gives an angler a
plethora of angling opportunities, but one of my favorite spring
fishing events is the white bass run. White bass, aka “silver bass”
is the larger cousin of the white perch, both of which can be found
in great numbers here in Michigan. Many fishermen think white bass
are related to other fish species that share the bass name such as
the large and smallmouth bass and the rock bass, but they are not
in the same family. They belong to a separate species known as the
temperate bass, which includes the Yellow Bass and Striped bass.
White bass are a favorite target species of anglers who appreciate
the fast action, a tough and spirited battle for the size, plus
their veracious attitude when attacking lures. When fishing for
white bass, my rod of choice is a St. Croix Premier series, 6 foot,
6 inch light power, fast action spinning rod that is matched up
with a Shimano 1000 sized reel. The reel is spooled with a light
braid in the four to 6lb test, backed with monofilament to prevent
slippage. The reason for using the braided line, instead of mono,
is because it is very common to get nicks in the line from the
rough scales and sharp gill plates when fishing through densely
populated schools of fish.
When fishing streams and rivers,
the “go to” lure for the spawning run is a round head lead jig,
tipped with a 3 inch plastic twister tail grub. White bass can be
caught on many other baits such has in-line spinner like a Mepps or
Blue Fox Vibrax. Small crank baits both lipped and lipless, and top
waters are also highly effective. Using live bait is always a
viable option to anglers , simply rig a slip bobber with a split
shot and hook or small jighead to bounce

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