Summer is an excellent time for bass fishing, and living on a lake provides the perfect opportunity to pursue this exciting sport. Not only do you have easy access to the water, but you also get to enjoy several perks that enhance your fishing experience. We have a few valuable tips for summer bass fishing, so take advantage of living on a lake, and lets get casting!
Tip 1: Focus on Morning and Late Evening Excursions
During the summer, bass tend to be more active during cooler periods of the day. To increase your chances of success, plan your fishing trips for the early morning or late evening when the water temperature is lower, and bass are more likely to be actively feeding. The low light conditions during these times also provide additional cover for bass, making them more receptive to biting.
Tip 2:Focus on Shaded Areas
As the sun rises higher in the sky, bass seek refuge in shaded areas to escape the heat. These shaded spots can be found near overhanging trees, docks, rocky outcrops, or underwater structures such as submerged logs and weed beds. Target these areas with a combination of topwater lures, jigs, and soft plastic baits that mimic natural prey. Bass are more likely to be lurking in these shady hideouts, ready to strike at passing prey.
Tip 3: Experiment with Different Retrieval Techniques
In the summertime, bass can exhibit varying feeding behaviors, so it’s essential to experiment with different retrieval techniques to entice them into biting. Start by using a steady retrieve and observe the bass’s response. If they seem uninterested, try incorporating pauses, twitches, or erratic movements into your presentation. Often, a change in speed or action can trigger a reaction strike from bass that are otherwise hesitant to bite.
Living on a lake not only provides easy access to the water but also offers several advantages for bass fishing enthusiasts. By taking advantage of the proximity, local knowledge, and diverse fishing opportunities, you can make the most of your summer bass fishing experience. Remember to plan your excursions during cooler periods, focus on shaded areas, and experiment with different retrieval techniques to increase your chances of success. Happy fishing!
Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”