Have you ever struggled to catch bass on hot summer days? Stay right here and you will read about several techniques for hot summer bass. After you read this you will understand the importance of each technique.
Being from Southeast Georgia and the summer days are hitting in the high 90’s to 100’s on rivers, lakes, and ponds. So you have to adapt to the way bass react to extreme temperature changes. We are going to discuss the several things that bass seek out during the hot summer months.
Three Areas to Look for Bass
First, if you use electronics locate your bait in the water column and look for the bass laying underneath the bait. Secondly, is cooler water for higher oxygen levels. Last is finding some type of flow in the location you are fishing. The flow of water generates oxygen as well cooler water for bass. If you can find these three things you will be successful in catching bass on hot summer days.
Let us now discuss the type of Techniques for Hot Summer Bass we will use in these areas.
There are several different types of ways to fish plastics for hot summer bass. First is the shakey head. Personally the WOO! Tungsten ones are the best on the market. They do not chip and have great hooks in them as well. Pairing it with a Z-MAN Turbo FATTYZ is a killer way to get those hot summer bass to bite in deeper cooler water. The second would be a NED RIG SETUP of any kind. These small finesse-type plastics with a light spinning setup are killer. Lastly, a good texas rig style plastic. Using a 3/8 ounce bullet weight with a crawfish-type bait is sure to get bite deep and even in heavy cover shallow.
Jigs with Trailers
If you are a jig angler, then you know they catch big bass during hot summer days. Choosing your jig should be based on what type of bottoms that you will be fishing. My go-to finesse jigs are with small trailers. Thinking that bass does want to chase a larger jig on hot summer days is also an understatement as well. Some bass like the larger presentation due to them not having to spend a lot of energy chasing smaller baits. So break out your jig box and pair some trailers with them and catch the big ones.
Not being a great crankbait angler, I tend not to lean on this as a go-to for hot summer bass. In my kayak crate, I do have a Plano Edge 3600 Box full of crankbaits. they range from shallow to deep divers. Throwing them around rip rap walls and flooded timber is a great way to hook up to those giants. Probably the best video I have seen lately on Youtube has been of Craig Dye cranking shallow. Next year is going to be a learning year all about crankbaits and when to use them to produce giants.
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