In my opinion, one of the most intriguing things in all of bass fishing is how bass find their way into remote spawning areas. The most interesting part, I think, is trying to decipher the circumstances that led these bass to that spawning location, and more so, the staging location they were in before getting to that remote spawning ground. For example, my friend’s fenced off horse field (shown in the photo) had a small pond dug behind it last winter the winter. The small river nearby, which has a few bass in it, got high last spring and filled in the pond. While the river was high around the first spawn wave, numerous big bass miraculously found their way into the pond and spawned, then left immediately as the river receded. Nothing other than instinct taught them the way into that new pond, and eventually convinced them it wasn’t a good idea to stay. This year I can’t find them staging anywhere near the pond, and last year I never found them in the immediate outlying area after they left.