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Black Bass
By PAT LAMBERTH

Don't laugh, pink is the color lure to use The spawn is so near. Someone said he caught blacks on the bed before the last cool spell. Don't laugh at the color pink. I have caught bass 25 years ago on pink hot spots and worms and I had a pink spinner bait. I caught bass on this, especially when they spawn, in off color water but I still use cranks in crawfish color and fire tiger and jigs in dark colors like black and blue or brown.

My husband and I are catching lots of black bass on crappie jigs about 1-3/4 lbs. and some larger. I caught just one white bass on my crappie jig. She was so full of row, I'll bet she was near 3 lbs. She gave me a good fight. I released her back into the lake. I thought they were far up river this time of year. I caught her Valentine's day. I got good reports of bass up to 7 lbs. I'm sure there are larger ones not reported. We release all black bass. I saw a man catch blacks, not large, on craw worm. He released them all. He says he always releases them. These bass are in about 3 or 4 feet of water and on some brush we put into the water. These bass we caught were not on beds. We are fishing for crappie and catching black bass with crappie jigs, more blacks than crappie.

Don't forget catch and release and be careful with all fish. Handle them easily. This is the best time of year to catch a lunker. So get on out on our beautiful Lake Livingston. The water is in good shape where we have been fishing. Be careful and be good to yourself and others. Wear that life jacket and kill switch. Until next time, God bless.

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