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4 Hot Weather Fishing Tips

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August 9, 2015
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When fishing slows on your local lake because of hot weather, use these tatics to improve your chances of catching more fish:
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1. Fish the Current

Head to the local smallmouth river and turn over rocks to gather a bunch of hellgrammites with a small net. Run a size 4 or 6 hook under their collar, then add one or two split shots. Drift them in and around current breaks where the smallmouth hold up.

2. Fish With a Worm

You can catch stream trout with minnows, crayfish, and leeches, but nothing works better than a worm. Thread a whole garden worm or half a nightcrawler onto a size 8 or 10 fish hook; cover the shank and leave the rest to dangle.

3. Fish a Shallow Shorline

When you see panfish along shallow shoreline cover, thread a small garden worm onto a size 8 or 10 light-wire hook, letting just the ends dangle. Now tie on a small bobber to keep the bait 1 to 2 feet beneath the surface. Add a split shot and cast it to edges and pockets of weedbeds and around timber.

4. Go Night Fishing

Pick a lake that you are comfortable with and one you have fished in the past. The most productive nights usually occur after a hot, sunny and calm day. The full moon period also sees an increase in fish activity and gives anglers a bit of an edge by increasing their own visibility. No matter what specie you plan to target, there are a few simple rules for selecting fishing baits. Offering the fish a silhouette at night is your best bet for getting a strike. Since the sky will be lighter than the water, the color black will be most visible, and is a nighttime standard when it comes to fishing.

Now just have fun!

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