Anyone used to fishing ponds, lakes or reservoirs with fairly deep water should realize many summertime bass reside in main lake areas. While taking up residence in their main lake hide-outs, summertime bass often relate to main lake points, offshore bars/humps/rock piles, submerged cover on deep structure, deep weed beds and creek channels.
The reasons bass prefer these summertime locations are simple;
- The deeper water areas offer a combination of cooler temperatures (hence relief from summertime heat) and
- Presence of forage since many baitfish such as shad or herring.
Just as bass prefer areas with cooler temperatures and plentiful food, baitfish also live out in the main lake deeper water for similar reasons. As environmental conditions change, the summer to fall transition kicks off and usually occurring between earl September in the north through late October on southern waters.
When the calendar passes the Autumnal Equinox,