Warm Weather Has Bass Moving to the Bank Across N.C.

Expert Tips on How to Catch Them – Dan Kibler March 29, 2016
Former bass pro Marty Stone said it's time to fish shallow for largemouth across North Carolina's lakes. Dan Kibler

Former bass pro Marty Stone said it’s time to fish shallow for largemouth across North Carolina’s lakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A long stretch of warm weather in mid-March has raised water temperatures in reservoirs across North Carolina and has largemouth bass poised to rush the bank and begin spawning.

Former bass pro Marty Stone of Fayetteville came to that conclusion on a trip to Falls of the Neuse Lake last Friday. A four-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, found the lake level up a foot to 18 inches from a trip the previous week and the water temperature in the mid-60s.

After tying on a soft-plastic creature bait, adding a punch skirt and tungsten bullet weight, Stone spent eight hours flipping and pitching flooded bushes and trees and decided after about 15 bites that a bass are well on their way to the bank.

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