Category: Roanoke Bass
If you are casting a bit of a distance, attach a bobber/float to the line to keep the bait at the right level. Fishing for Roanoke Bass in the summer does not differ much from fishing for them is the spring, though spawning is...Read More
Try casting off the end of deep docks, some may still be found in these same summer hiding spots. Winter fishing for Roanoke Bass differs quite a bit from other seasons. The water temperature drops down to around 40°F/5°C. The...Read More
There are many risks to this species. Continued construction or an environmental disaster could push the roanoke bass to extinction. The Roanoke Bass (Ambloplites cavifrons) is a member of the sunfish family and is very similar...Read More
The Roanoke Bass is an excellent fish to learn how to fly fish. Use a light or ultra light rod and reel combination. Roanoke bass are active at night as much as they are during the day. In fact, they will tend to move further...Read More
Due to the number of issues that are threatening the Roanoke Bass, practicing catch and release is very important to protecting their population, especially in the spring when they are spawning. The Roanoke Bass is found in the...Read More
As far as flies go, you cannot go wrong with the dragonfly, damselfly, mayfly or even leech. Angling for bass during spring takes a little more effort than the rest of the year as this is the spawning season for Roanoke Bass....Read More
The Roanoke Bass will chase down pretty much anything that lives on or lands on the surface of a river. They will eat insects, worms, leeches, crayfish, fathead minnows, golden shinners and gizzard shad. Features The Roanoke...Read More
To avoid cross contamination, avoid moving rock bass or any other fish species from one watershed to another as they often have significant effects on the local ecosystem. The Roanoke Bass are a member of the sunfish family...Read More
The Roanoke Bass is not a very large fish and they are not the best fish for eating. At just over a pound for a lunker, we use the term lightly, they are more ideal for young children and a nuisance for many anglers. Upper River...Read More
Use a light weight to ultra light weight rod with a simple reel with a drag option. A light line and wet flies are recommended. Habitat & Distribution The Roanoke Bass are found in North Carolina and Virginia in the...Read More
Fly Fishing with wet flies can be a lot of fun, but this is a better technique when they are in the upper headwaters early on in the year. The Roanoke Bass prefers the habitat of sunken logs, rocks, rock outcrops as well as...Read More
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Smallmouth Bass prefer cool, oxygen rich water.
Therefore, try streams and rivers with fast moving water. Smallmouth can also be found behind brush or other debris and where rocks breach the surface, creating oxygen rich water.