Summer Bass Fishing Tips

Summer Bass Fishing Tips

Summer Bass Fishing Tips will show you that you need to get out early. Fish the shallows hard based on water temperatures and bait. Once it gets hot focus on deeper water where the water temperatures are lower and the bass have structure to ambush bait.

Bass behave in predictable ways based on temperature, food and available structure

I have mentioned this many times bass are a very predictable fish. In general, they will behave a certain way based on three main variables:

  • Water temperature
  • Available food supplies
  • Structure availability
Summer Bass Fishing Tips bass fighting to throw a lure.

Yes there are tons of other Fishing Factors™ that affect the way a bass or any fish will behave. These include barometric pressure, wind, rain, moon phases, water flow…. Almost year round, there’s a short window at the beginning and end of every day when the fish just bite better.The first hour is the best quite often, because there are far fewer pleasure boaters on the water early compared to late in the evening.

Summer Bass Fishing Tips choices of preferred lures.

During these low-light hours both early and late, top-waters can be super productive. Choosing something like a buzzbait or a Whopper Plopper will allow you to cover as much water as possible to maximize the number of bites you can get during these short windows of time.

But slower top-waters like walking lures, poppers and hollow body frogs also work well if you’re fishing targets. So you could choose to run around for that last hour and target laydowns with a Spook for instance, trying to draw the fish up out of those laydowns that have been hunkered down all day.

BUT if you can figure out the three most important factors of water temperature, available prey items and available structure, then you are 80% of the way to catching more bass.

Learn more bass fishing tips and techniques in my 2 info packed books.

Strategies For Bass Book by retired Elite Series Pro Angler
See You On The River Fishing Guide Book by retired Elite Series Pro Angler

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