By late June, most bass have moved to their summer hangouts. Dropoffs, weedlines and weedflats should be good, butthe edges of humps and reefs will usually hold the most fish. Anglers know it is around this time of the year when night fishing can improve the odds of success often between dusk and dawn.
|Night fishing can improve the odds of success often between dusk and dawn.|
On hot days, bass hold tight to the bottom or hide in the thickest vegetation they can find to escape the hot sun and boat traffic. At night, they move away from cover and higher up in the water and begin to feed.
Color of the bait isn’t as important now as shape and size. A large lure tends to produce more vibration and bass pick that up on their lateral line. Big baits are also easier to see. They don’t see lure details like during the day, but they see the big outline and that’s what they go after.
Topwater baits are also a great choice for bass at night. A big bass exploding out of the water to smash a topwater in the dark of night is something every fisherman needs to experience.
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By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award winning
Outdoor World Radio