White bass fishing is a real blast! You can catch so many that you'll wind up going home with a sore arm and some great memories. Once you find a school of "sandies" it is possible to catch one on every cast for few unforgettable minutes. Then you can pick up and find them again and repeat the process. For me, white bass rank right up there with crappie when it comes to catching a ton of fish that are also pretty tasty when you fry them up!
But you got to know where to find them and what to use. That's what this section of the "Source" is dedicated to.
Most of the white bass fishing we are doing here is from the bank of creeks. This is during the spawn at the start of spring and last for a few weeks. The sand bass then head back to the main lake afterward where they can still be caught around sandy flats and later in the deep waters around humps and other structure.
For now we will focus on the white bass spawn and what it takes to catch them. This is an easy way to get the family out so everyone can have fun.
Also known as Sand Bass, these fish can make for a great time for the entire family because of the potential of nonstop action when you find a school of them hanging around an underwater hump, staging around an old roadbed and especially during the annual spring time run.
This cousin of the striped bass has some similar attributes. Make sure you know what you're catching to stay within your local regulations. Here in Texas, we are able to take 25 sandies and they have to be at least 10 inches in length. They can get confused with Hybrid striper which also tend to be in the same creeks but the regulations on Hybrids are much different than white bass. Learn how to identify the white bass so that you can get ready to load that stringer up.
What these fish lack in size they make up for in numbers if you know how and when to fish for them. During the spring run, these bass will strike at just about anything. The best lures are going to be small in size, usually from 1/16 to 1/8 ounce. Something that has a lot of action or has some flash. Once you find what they like, you'll be able to stick to that lure for the rest of your outing.
There are some that will really grab their attention, not only during spring but year round. So make sure you know what they are and load up on them before you head out. Go check out more details on the best white bass lures to use.
Sand bass go wild while spawning, so much so that you can limit within a couple of hours on a good day. They are fun to catch and have made for some real enjoyable times for my family, especially the kids.
There are many ways to fish for sandbass and many places to look for them. Whether your out on a boat, looking for structure like humps and roadbeds or if you are on the shore of a creek where white bass go to spawn each spring. It's definitely an opportunity to travel light and just have a great day fishing.
A few simple white bass tips will help ensure you max out your limit on these great fish.