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Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by BassinAsassin, Dec 27, 2007.
New to NE Ohio. Just after Christmas and I've got the itch where can I find some spring time bass?
Early spring they'd most likely be suspended in deep water over structure. Once the water starts warming up, (say early April) they start moving into the shallow areas to spawn.
I'm not that big of a bass guy, so I'm sure somebody else can give you more info.
Portage Lakes is on fire after iceout every year.
where abouts in NE Ohio are you? I'm familar with alot of the lakes and maybe able to help you on any your close to. PM me if you want.
I catch nice sized bass wading the shallows (2-4fow) at Nimisila in February and March. Use a black and silver floating Rapala, Husky Jerks or my favorite in-line spinner.
I forgot about nimi. Long is also an awesome springtime lake.
I forgot about Long Lake. Springtime is the only time I do any good at Long.
I was also new here in 2000. NE Ohio can be challenging but rewarding once you get to know your way around. PM me if you like, I will try to help all I can. Like the guys said above Long and Portage are 2 of the best.
Without a doubt you picked the best place in the state to move when it comes to fishing!!!!!!!!!!!!
WELCOME to Ohio!!!!
I don't know if this counts as early spring, but I caught two 6 lbers the first week of April at Portage within 10 minutes of each other a couple years ago. My wife caught a 6 and a 5 this year the first week of April.
3 of 4 on a spinnerbait and the other, by the Princess, on a finesse worm.
2 to 4 ft? that seems pretty shallow for Feb.
That's what I thought too. But I have consistantly caught them in this place at Nimi at that depth for several years. This is wading too after iceout.
Back when I had more time, I would attempt to provide "interpretive data" of the days fishn' as reported from our events.
There is a variety of early reports above (esp from 2005 &6) on how and where they got caught.
I cant help much on long or portage....but little can compare to flipn' ice edges at Mosquito in less than a foot of water on the first few sunny spring days- eye opening stuff regionally!
Nip, I would have swore that you would mention "flipn' ice edges " at Ladue or dare I say Deer Creek.
shhhhhhhh....it works at Mosquito well too!!!
after reading this story it reminded me of this post...good ice breakn read!
Good read Nip! Those tournament scales were off a bit!
Wow I would have never guessed to fish that shallow that early! Now I have something to look forward too!!!! Thanks for the info. Can't wait to give it a try.