In the South, I catch big bass in the summer. The weather is warm, and the fish are biting.
We will discuss some of our favorite summer kayak bass fishing techniques that kayak anglers use to catch trophy bass. We will cover everything from finding good fishing spots and the right lures.
Where Does Big Bass Go In Summer
Depending on the season, bass migrate to certain parts of the lake or pond. In the heat of summer, bass will move to the deeper, cooler water.
This is why fishing at different depths during the summer months is essential. You will want to target bass in the 10-15 foot range as they move into these deeper areas.
You can also find bass in shallow water when they cruise for food in the summer mornings and late evenings. Shallow-water bass fishing is a great way to catch big bass in the summertime.
Bass More Active In The Summer
As the temperature rises, so does the metabolism of bass. They are more active and likely to strike at anything that looks like an easy meal. Therefore, they are constantly looking to feed to maintain their energy levels.
Bass is most active at night during the summer because it is more relaxed, bright light hurts their eyes, and they are looking for an easy meal. As the sun goes down, the bass becomes more aggressive in pursuing a meal.
Catching Summertime Bass
One of the best ways to catch big bass in the summertime is by targeting shallow water when they are cruising for food. Bass will move into these areas to avoid the heat, where they often lie in an ambush near cover.
Try fishing around thick grass, fallen trees, or any other structure that provides shade and concealment for bass.
Another good tactic is to use topwater lures early in the morning and late in the evening. These lures create a lot of commotion on the surface, which draws bass out from hiding and into striking range.
When selecting lures for bass fishing in the summer, there are several factors you need to consider.
First, how deep is the lake or river you are fishing?
The depth of the water will play a significant role in how you should fish it. If it’s too shallow for your lure to reach, then all you’ll end up doing is snagging on weeds, rocks, or debris at the bottom.
In this case, try using smaller lures that can sink deeper into these areas without getting caught up as quickly as larger ones would do so. Goto a seedless Texas-rigged worm or a weedless Tokyo rig.
If there is not much structure but still enough room to cast out, use surface lures such as poppers and crankbaits, an easy meal!
Lastly, consider the type of fishing conditions before choosing how deep or light your lure should be.
Catch Bass at Night
The summertime is one of the best times for night fishing. The summer days are hot and muggy, but once the South Georgia sun goes down hit, you can enjoy some cool evening breezes while catching bass at your local pond or river.
Trophies are more likely caught during the summer when fishing late into the evening, just as it’s getting dark until sunset.
There are a few things you’ll want to take into consideration when fishing for bass at night. The first is that the fish will feed more aggressively due to the hot weather, so you must use lures that imitate baitfish.
Second, it can be harder to see your lure in the water because of the lower light levels, so using brighter colors can help make it stand out more.
Finally, since there is less boat traffic on the lake at night, use quieter bait, such as plastic worms or jigs, instead of topwater plugs.
Now let’s get into some specific tips for catching summertime bass at night. One of my favorite summer lures for night fishing is a topwater frog. I like to use one that is dark and makes a popping sound.
Another great lure for bass at night is a plastic worm, especially one that’s rigged wacky style. Using a finesse worm on a drop shot rig is also highly effective.
So get out on the water during those hot days this summer and enjoy some fantastic night kayak bass fishing action while catching some big trophy bass!
Summertime Bass Fishing with A Texas Rig
One of the most popular rigs used to catch bass is the Texas Rig. This versatile rig can be used in many different fishing situations. To rig a Texas Rig, you’ll need the following:
- A soft plastic worm or creature bait
- WOO! Tungsten weight
- Vector Wide Gap Hooks
- bobber stop (optional)
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