Now we get to the fun part of spawn and that is “post spawn”. You are still going to get some males guarding the nests, and yes its fun catching them, but leave them to look after the nests. There are bigger prizes waiting for you close by if you know where to look. A lot of anglers assume that the females have moved to their summer areas and we all know what they say about assumption, assumption is the mother of all screw ups, that’s putting it nicely for the kids. A lot of these females will be hanging around at a nearby piece of structure like a brush pile, rock pile or even one big piece of concrete that just lying around. This is when I’ll be looking in my prespawn areas.
Remember, they were familiar with the structure in the pre-spawn and the chances of them going back are very good. Once again I will use a search type bait to try and locate these females. Make no mistake, this is the most unpredictable time of the spawning season but when you cracked the code you are going to have a lot of fun and you will usually catch the good fish that is still hanging around.