Though some bass always remain close to shore, many bass have start to drift off to deeper creek edges, points and holes once the spawn passes.
One thing to always remember, however, deeper fish will move shallower during the evening, night and early morning periods before drifting back in deeper water during the heat of the day …
A few tips to to help enhance bass fishing success during the summer:
- While the water temps are still in the upper 70s to low 80s, some of the more productive cover is standing timber, weed-beds, rock piles and other cover situated in 8 to 14 feet of water;
- Fishing along weeds and timber adjacent to the any creek channels or deeper holes can be very productive;
- Various topwater lures, especially frog imitations fished in and around shallower cover during early morning or late evening hours can produce excellent quality fish;
- Always keep a “follow-up” bait handy to quickly throw at when shallow fish miss your topwater offering; &
- Key on large profile plastic baits (like 10″ worms), jig and pig, Carolina rigs, deep-running crankbaits as well as Texas-rigged creature baits when fishing deeper structure and cover during the mid-day period …