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Smallmouth 61 degrees
Largemouth 66 degrees

Its not a certain time of year its all about the water temp. For example ive been fishing 1 pond now that they've been on their beds for 2 weeks now. Yet at some quarries I fish the fish are still not on their beds yet. For that matter in a big body of water fish can be spawning on one side of the lake and not on the other till weeks afterwards. You have to check the water temps to be sure.
 

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there are many more variables, but the temp is the most important. I've seen bass on beds with eggs in 58 degree water, but 60 is when it really begins on average for largemouths, 55 for smallies
 

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smallmouth have been on the beds for over a week now..... I have caught them twice now off the beds...
 
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