Jeez. I agree with 99% of what you say ed but the guy was just trying to show his fish and how he caught em. I know it stresses the fish but at least he put em back. Bass aren't as fragile as trout and probably went back and spawned successfully anyway.Ed Marcol said:The really neat thing about sight fishing for bass is you get to drag them off the beds so predators like bluegills and crappie can decimate the eggs. That way you can insure the bass will abandon the bed and you'll have poor recruitment. Ed
that's why I'm so worried the spawn has failed this year. The fish at jerry creek are very confused right now with this wierd weather.pope said:In fact back to back cold fronts are the leading killer of spawning bass eggs not fisherman or other fish.