Bass here in Southern RI still seem to be in pre-spawn mode. The weather these past two weeks has been very erratic and the water temps have not been able to stabilize above the 60 degree mark.

I was out yesterday and saw lots of beds, but they were all empty. Water temps were in the 58 – 59 degree range and the few fish I caught showed no signs of spawning yet.

The full moon was this week, so if the water temps had been higher, the fish probably would have moved in and done their thing in large numbers. With the new moon now less than two weeks away, and Memorial Day knocking on our door, it’s just a matter of time before there is a mass migration to the shallows and spawning bass are everywhere!

Keep an eye on your water temperature gauge and look for fish on their beds soon.

Now go bag a hawg!