Understanding the migration of bass over the seasons can send us in the right direction as we begin our search every day we spend on the lake.
Top Baits: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, jerkbaits and soft plastics.
Fish shallow to moderate depths as the bass move into spawning coves and flats in search of food, seeking warmer water, and preparing for the spawn. Try shallow-water flippin on cloudy days or in murky water.
Top Baits: Top water lures, crankbaits, Jigs and plastic worms.
Fish shallow in the mornings and evenings and move deeper as the sun rises. "Deep" depends on the overall depth of the lake you are fishing. In some lakes you may need to go as deep as 60 feet while others seldom hold fish below 25 feet. Largemouth's often feed heavily at night during the hot summer months.
Top Baits: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits and spoons.
Fish shallow to moderate depths in the mornings and evenings. As the bass move deeper during the day move to outside deep structure and use spoons or jigs. Key on schools of bait as the bass will be nearby the food source.
Top Baits: Jigs, pork baits and soft plastics.
Try shallow in the mornings then move deeper as the sun rises. Bass are not very active in cold water, so move your bait in a slow, easy to catch manner and fish deep cover and structure. "Deep" depends on the overall depth of the lake you are fishing. In some lakes you may need to go as deep as 60 feet while others seldom hold fish below 35 feet.