Fishing Tips For The Summer: How To Catch Bass In Hot Weather

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The summer heat can be unbearable and make it challenging to go fishing. But this doesn’t mean that you need to leave your rods in storage until the weather cools down. On the contrary, hot weather is perfect for bass fishing because these fish love warm water and are therefore found in many lakes and rivers at this time of year. If you want to catch bass this summer, read on for some useful tips and tricks.


Prepare your boat and equipment

As with any fishing trip, you’ll want to go prepared. Make sure that your boat is in good working order, and that it has all the necessary safety gear. You should wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and bring drinking water and snacks with you. If you’re out on the water for a long time, it’s a good idea to pack a lunch as well. You’ll also need to make sure that your fishing equipment is in good shape. Clean, inspect, and oil reels and other gear before taking it out on the water. Be sure to replace any broken or worn-out gear before you go out fishing.


Find the best spot

Bass are warm-water fish, so they can be found in many lakes and rivers at this time of year. You’ll therefore want to find the warmest water in your area. Bass tend to be found in the shallows at this time of year, so you’ll want to look for areas with sandy or silty bottoms. You can also try targeting bass by using the right bait. For example, when fishing in the early summer, the bluegill is finding shad, so you can use these fish to locate bass. As summer progresses, bass will be feeding on shad and other baitfish, so you can use shad, herring, or other baitfish to locate them.


What to look for when bass fishing in summer?

As we’ve already discussed, summer is the perfect time to target bass. You’ll therefore want to look for areas with the warmest water. You can do this by looking for areas with sandy or silty bottoms. You can also look for areas that are shaded by trees, as these provide nice cool water pockets. By looking for areas with warm water, you can increase your chances of catching a lot of basses. If you want to catch big bass, you’ll want to find areas with big fish. Big fish are territorial and will defend their territory against smaller fish. You, therefore, want to find areas with large fish. You can do this by looking for areas with lots of fish and a lot of movement.


Strike When The Bass Are Feeding

One of the most important things to keep in mind when fishing in summer is that bass will be feeding. Feeding is a natural response to the warmer water and longer days. It allows fish to grow quickly, which they need to do to survive the intense heat. When the water is warm, the bass feed more actively. This is because they need more energy, so they feed constantly. The best time to catch large bass is therefore at midday when these fish are feeding the most. As the sun goes down, bass becomes less active. They, therefore, feed less and are less likely to take the bait. You’ll therefore want to fish during the high-feeding time to increase your chances of catching large bass.


Go With Light Tackle

If you want to catch big bass, you’ll want to use light tackle. Using heavy tackle will scare off the bass, as they are easily spooked. Big bass tends to be found in areas with smaller fish, so using light tackle will allow you to get close to these fish and catch them. If you want to catch lots of smaller bass, you can use heavy tackle. If you’re fishing with children, you may want to use low-voltage equipment, as this will reduce the risk of injury.


Conclusion

The summer heat can be uncomfortable, and it can be challenging to go fishing when it’s so hot outside. However, if you know how to find the warmest water, and when and where to fish, you can easily catch a lot of bass at this time of year.

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