Summer Bass Fishing Tips | Bass Fishing

We’ve talked about lots of different times
of the year to fish, and the time of the yearthat I spend a lot of time fishing especially
with my kids and friends is in the summer. We don’t have any tournaments in the summer,
but I spend a lot of time in Lake Okeechobeeand travel around the country enjoying the
summertime fishing. And I wanna talk a littlebit about that and kinda give you a few tips
to help you when you’re out in those dog daysof summer. In the summer time the water temperatures
are going to the highest there gonna be allyear, sometimes on some lakes you’re talking
85, 90 degree water temperatures. So those fish first of all are gonna have
a short feeding window, most bass in the summertimefeed first thing in the morning to about 9:00.
And the reason for that is about after nineo’clock that’s when the water temperature
starts to rise from their night time temperaturesup to their peak high time noon temperatures.
And when that happens those fish really slowdown they don’t really seem to feed a lot,
they kinda become a little bit more inactive. Another great feeding time in the summer is
the last couple hours in the evening, likethe last two hours that’s really good. When
that low angle of that sun, again, that’swhen water starts to cool off again and these
fish again will again start feeding. Becausein the heat of the summer those fish don’t
want to feed all day long. Now where do I target, I target deep water.
In the springtime I talked about fishing shallow12 foot or less. In the summertime I’ll do
shallow stuff in the mornings and then movestraight out to the deep stuff. Because in
the morning time those fish will again willbe up this main lake points, up on docks and
pockets but towards on the main lake. Thosefish wanna be relating close to that deep
water or those river channels that are inthe lake. Some of the baits I like to throw in the morning
again a buzz bait, I use it in the springI also use in the summer. Your first hour
or so in the morning in the summer time abass bait can be deadly. A walking bait again
is very awesome. Those are the type baitsthat you wanna fish in the summertime. Then once the sun gets up water temperature
starts to rise I like to go a little bit deeper. And what I like to do with that is go with
the shaky head like we have here and get outa little bit deeper with the shaky head or
even a big football jig like you have here. A big football jig works great. And another
thing deep diving crankbaits, deep divingcrankbaits in the summer is way to catch a
lot of fish. Because those fish will get outthere in that open water and they will school
up. The depth that I like to target in the summertime
when I’m out deep is, say 15 foot being theshallowest probably down to 25 and even 30
foot deep. And sometime on some lakes if yousee a lot of bait fish, out over those river
channels, even if it’s a hundred feet deepbut there’s a bait fish on your graph or you
see sea seagulls diving in the morning youcan get out there a hundred foot of water
and it’ll be wolf packs of bass chasing theshad around. And top water lures, under spins,
jerk baits, things like that, can real deadlychoice. So again in the summertime fish shallow in
the first couple of hours in the morning andmove out deep. See you guys.

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