6 Summertime Bass Fishing Secrets from the Pros
Catching largemouth bass during summer months can be one of the most exciting fishing experiences anglers have all year. Warm water conditions increase a bass’ metabolism, which causes it to feed more often.
Fish the Vegetation
In both natural lakes and reservoirs, vegetation provides a transition from feeding grounds to concealment. After feeding bass move inside the vegetation for cover and improved oxygen levels.
Face the Wind
Sacrifice some distance in your casts and fish with the wind in your face. Bass always swim with the current, so it’s better for them to find your bait, before they see your boat.
Skip Your Bait
When casting, pause halfway through reeling-in just a split second. This action makes helps the lure skip over the water’s surface. It’s a good technique when fishing under docks and other structures.
Think Deep in the Heat
As the sun brightens in the summer, anglers should switch to baits that can fall through the vegetation. The goal is for bait to reach the bass resting near the bottom as it waits for the next feeding opportunity.
Save Shredded Worms
When plastic worms get torn up, use ’em. Bass like to ambush wounded prey, so a beat-up worm is the perfect lure, especially in shallow water.
Fish before the storm
The best time to catch bass is before a front comes through. The pressure makes the bass more active, so watch for a wall of clouds moving in.