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Bedding Bass on Riprap

Bedding Bass on Riprap

In the springtime, bass notoriously gravitate to rock cover, both before the spawn when the big girls stage on it, and after they reproduce when shad and other baitfish cling to it. But if you carve out a donut hole in your schedule and you avoid riprap when the bass are bedding, you’re making a big mistake, said Pete Gluszek, a veteran pro, guide and the “Dean” of The Bass University.

“They don’t just use it in transition,” he said. “They spawn right on it. That’s especially true on the lower end of many lakes. The base of the lake, further from the spillway, is a low-flow area, often protected on multiple sides and it provides a lot...

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