Like deer hunters waiting for the best days of the rut, bass anglers around the country look forward to bass spawning season and a chance to catch the biggest largemouths of the year.
Here are our picks for the West:
Our Pick: California Delta
Hot Pattern: The spawn is starting and should last through the next full moon. Fish the Widows, Coney Island, and St. Francis areas for spawners. The best bet is to fish a black/blue jig.
Our Pick: Lake Havasu, AZ/CA (pictured above)
Hot Pattern: Catch pre-spawners on the outside edge of tules (bulrushes).