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#11833567 - 09/17/16 07:30 AM When is the main black bass spawn North Texas?
SheldonS Offline
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Let's say within 100 miles or so radius of Dallas? May 15 to around June 15? I mainly fish for crappie and that time frame seems to be the most active with it starting as early as April and going until the end of June.

Just curious what time frame the black bass spawn would be most active within 100 miles or so of Dallas based on your experience.

Thanks!
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#11833599 - 09/17/16 07:49 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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I've seen them on beds the end of January and the first of June. I have always heard it's as soon as the water temp reaches 60* but found that to not always be true. When it's time, it's time.
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#11833600 - 09/17/16 07:49 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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Full Moon in April. Rule of Thumb

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#11833604 - 09/17/16 07:51 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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#11833637 - 09/17/16 08:16 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
Donald Harper Offline
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Many factors are involved here on when the spawn takes place on each lake in Texas.
- Depth of the lake.
- Winter weather conditions.
- Water levels are a big factor. Past two years with high water the spawn has been scattered. The spawn was very hard to pattern.
- Number of warm sunny days in a row any month from Feb. through April will make a huge difference in finding them.
- Cold fronts shut them down and slows the action.

Ideal situations for me are: 3 very warm sunny days in a row. - Lower water levels - Good clear water. - Lots of shallow flats to pick from away from the main lake.
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#11833665 - 09/17/16 08:33 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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#11833737 - 09/17/16 09:32 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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#11833754 - 09/17/16 09:41 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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#11836493 - 09/19/16 05:49 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: Rudy Lackey]
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#11836549 - 09/19/16 06:59 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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Staging starts in February. Spawning in March-April pending water temps and fronts. May = frogs and buzz baits time banana peep

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#11836588 - 09/19/16 07:32 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
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Loc: Sulphur Springs TX
I have been logging my trips since 82-83 and the most common time to see them is last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April On Lake Fork. At this time they will be locked on.

I have seen Natives hit the beds at 55-58 degree water temp, but the Florida strain seems to lock in better at 60-65 degree water temp. IMO While looking for customers on Lake Fork I see way more bigger fish in April than I ever have in March.

In saying that Mr Harper has is right also lots of factors come into play.Size of the lake makes a big difference also. The latest I have ever caught them on the beds paired up was mid June.


Edited by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell (09/19/16 07:38 AM)
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#11837023 - 09/19/16 11:20 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
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When mocking birds are outside your window at 4am constantly chirping then its on too lol

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#11837116 - 09/19/16 11:53 AM Re: When is the main black bass spawn North Texas? [Re: SheldonS]
Rog Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
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Loc: Carrollton
If your looking to come May15-June 15 the shad spawn should be occurring during that period and there will still be some bedding fish. This time has been best for numbers of big fish in early mornings on top waters, cranks, swim baits etc. around spawning shad. probably best time for numbers of size. If the lake/area has thick grass they can start in Jan/Feb if a mild winter I have caught numbers of bed fish then in some years. If you are looking for big fish fish the moon around then end of Feb and early March and go for stagging fish.

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