The Spring Bass bite is starting to move in the right direction

Ming Lake - Bakersfield, CA (Kern County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The Spring Bass bite is starting to move in the right direction. Bass have been spotted on beds and cruising the shallows. Green pumpkin chatter baits, green pumpkin Senkos, Yama Craws, GP3 D Bombs, and Electric Shad Keitechs on a ball head have been fooling Bass. It’s been over a month since the last trout plant here. Holdover fish have been going for minijigs, spinners, pinched crawlers and garlic scented Powerbait. Bluegill have been going for wax worms, meal worms and red worms. The crappie bite is solid later in the day with small live shiners and minijigs with nibbles.

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