Submitted by Bstandiford on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 15:37
I am concerned with this years Largemouth and Smallmouth spawn. This season the bass had started on beds by the 20th of April at Prettyboy reservoir. Prettyboy is usually a week behind Liberty and Loch Raven. This was the earliest I have seen bass on beds at PB. Typically the first week of May until the last week of May. I see the big smallies in their usual bedding areas. At the final weeks of May is when I see BASS fry with an adult bass close by. This year I have yet to see fry at any of the three reservoirs. This is what concerns me, I think with the colder temperatures after the bass had " moved up" and water temperatures staying below 60 degrees and no sunshine. I believe the eggs may have not survived. Has anyone seen any fry at any of the reservoirs this year? Or does anybody have a different theory?