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Where Do Bass Go In Summer? (And How To Catch Them)

Category: fishing tips

 Jun 17th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  317

Modified Jun 17th, 2019 at 11:58 AM

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Published on Jun 17, 2019
Summer bass fishing is really fun once you know where to look! You can catch fish all day long, even in the heat of the day. Summer gets a bad wrap amongst fishermen because they don’t understand bass movements and feeding patterns. Once you get ahead of the fish, its non-stop action! Let’s take a look at where they are and how to catch them.

During Summer the bass break into two distinct schools. The first goes shallow into cover and the second heads out to main lake structures. The shallow fish are fun because you can target them with a variety of power fishing techniques, our favorite are frogging, flipping, and throwing swim jigs. The fish on outside structures group up around current when available and large structures when the water is calm. These fish can be caught on crankbaits, worms, jigs, and a variety of other lures.

Don’t let the pressure steer you away, summer is prime time for bass. Don’t be surprised if you find bass stacked up in current and catch 100+ fish a day, and who knows, there might even be a GIANT bass in the mix!

Below is a breakdown of the lures and equipment we use to target Summer bass. We’ll begin with cover-oriented options and end with offshore options.

Frogs…
-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 65 (Little Allen, Ghost): http://bit.ly/2axyR2a
-Jackall Gavacho (Gill, White): http://bit.ly/2L7KsWS

Flipping…
-Jackall Archelon: http://bit.ly/2uo4sN5
-Vike Tungsten 1.5 oz Flipping Weight: http://bit.ly/2DUIxB4
-Gamakatsu Superline 4/0 EWG Hook: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG
-6th Sense Peg X: http://bit.ly/2bHjowk

Swim Jigs…
-California Swim Jig 3/8-3/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2auXfmx
-Keitech 4.3″ Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Senko…
-Yamamoto Senko (5″-7″): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS
-Wacky Hook (1/0-4/0): http://bit.ly/2aKGmHM
-Texas Hook (3/0-6/0): http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

-Squarebill Crankbait…
-Rattling- River2Sea Biggie Poppa (Abalone Shad, Horizon Shad): http://bit.ly/2ahCzvo
-Silent- Lucky Craft 2.5 (American Shad, Citrus, Gizzard Shad): http://bit.ly/2BGxKPa

Deep Crankbait…
-Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M
-6th Sense Cloud 9: http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

Shakey Head Worms…
-Canterbury Shaky Head: http://bit.ly/2aFOs0V
-Netbait T Mac Worm: http://bit.ly/2jndwj9
-Zoom Trick Worm: http://bit.ly/2aWkG7E

Jigs…
-Football Jig: http://bit.ly/2d0iJbd
-Pitchin Jig: http://bit.ly/2amL3of
-Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW
-Reaction Innovations Spicy Beaver: http://bit.ly/2MPuma1
-Strike King Rage Bug: http://bit.ly/2aAsuiV

Favorite Flipping Combo…
Rod- Expride 7’11” XH: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
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Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB
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Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2pAkXr2
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hot Foot Throttle Control: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

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Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero7 Camera: http://bit.ly/2RsLpjB
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Frabill Net: http://bit.ly/2FNdnQr
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