March 8th Leslie, GA Electroshock Recap

Spring is shaping up to be a roller coaster in the South. February was borderline Caribbean like with humid, sticky afternoons and warm nights. March rolled in with a bitter cold sucker punch and stiff North winds.  This inconsistent weather has the fish confused. We were worried that some bass spawned in late February and missed our chance at shocking bass at their largest. Luckily the cold fronts that came in March knocked the bass back to deeper water. 

This week we shocked in the Albany, Georgia area. This particular pond was designed by AES about eleven years ago with the intent to grow trophy largemouth bass. Builders placed truck sized boulders in deep water to give bass refugee and MossBack habitat kits shallow to protect bluegill.  Texas Hunter fish feeders are placed throughout the lake to ensure the bluegill are well feed. Well feed bluegill have more energy to spawn and thus reducing your need for future fish stockings. Also if more bluegill are successfully spawning then bass have more forage which equals bigger bass.

Besides growing big bass this is also a functioning farm and hunting lodge. Mike, the property manager, is a busy man between quail hunts, bass management, and farming.
Capt. Matt holding up some big pre-spawn females. Fish on the left went 7.9 lb and right 9.2 lb
We measure in grams since it is more accurate.
Know she is a big girl when her eyes bulge.
Like any pond harvest is still important to keep the system in balance.

As the days get longer and days warm up fish will start their rituals. If you want to see your lake at its best give us a call. Once your bass spawn you will have to wait a whole year to see them in this condition. Spring is a great time to make memories on your lake.

Photo Credit: Grant Bobo; [email protected]