Kristine Fischer is not one to comply with societal norms. At a young age she was drawn to the outdoors, spending her free time exploring the woods and fishing local creeks and ponds. Fast forward to 2020 and she’ll tell you that not much has changed.
Here in South Carolina, and throughout much of the southeast, when the bass complete the spawning ritual, the next place to target them is following blueback herring. The herring spawn comes almost immediately afterward and as the bass try to regain their strength from the struggles of reproduction they find bluebacks to be an easy target.
As bass anglers all of us have been guilty at one time or another of having a one-track mind. What I mean by this is that we are often so focused on what the bass are supposed to be doing that we overlook important events that occur throughout the food chain that supports them.