Tips for Fishing Roadbeds for Loads of White Bass

We talk a lot about white bass fishing during the annual run when they are spawning, but what about the rest of the year? Well one place to catch a boat load is fishing roadbeds for white bass.

In the D/FW area, and most likely the state of Texas, Carey Thorn is a white bass guru. He's got an excellent video on working submerged roadbeds for catching a limit of these fun to catch fish. Check out the video and then we'll take a look at some of the key points he talks about.

The keys to catching white bass on roadbeds

Summarizing some of the things Carey talks about for catching sandies the way he is in the video.

  • Use two lures. - Specifically use a small, crappie style jig with a slab spoon trailing about 18 inches away.
  • Do not anchor over the roadbed. - Position yourself off the roadbed and cast beyond the other side.
  • Perfect the technique - You should jig your lures across the roadbed without letting them sit on the bottom for too long. The motion will attract the fish and keep you from getting snagged.
  • Don't go big - Use 1/4 ounce lures. No need for anything bigger. When something works, as in this video, do it.

While much of the focus on on the spring spawning run for white bass, you can find and catch just as much during other parts of the year. You just need to know where to look.

You can find them on humps or congregating around a channel or creek bed. As Carey shows us in this video, fishing roadbeds is definitely a good place to start looking for white bass. 

And the great thing is when you find one, chance are you will find many, many more. Once that bite stops you can go find another school and start the whole process over again.

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