Hot-Water Bass Tactics
When Denny Brauer was asked how to find and catch bass under hot-weather conditions, when temperatures reach over 100-degrees Fahrenheit in the South, with a heat index of 110 to 115 degrees, he responded, “Hot weather is no longer just a southern phenomenon. Missouri and much of the Midwest also are experiencing 100-degree-plus temperatures. We’ve had 100-degree-plus temperatures with about a 115-heat index for over 8 days at times, in my section of the country in the summer. Under that type of extreme heat, very-few anglers want to go out on the water to fish, because catching bass in 90-degree water is difficult.
“I won the 1998 Bassmaster Classic at High Rock Lake in North Carolina fishing in the middle of the day in 2-foot-deep water. There was more oxygen in that 2 feet of water than in any-other parts of the lake. The bait was holding in that shallow water, and the bass were concentrating there, feeding on the bait. Most bass fishermen overlook boat waves. I won that tournament on the main part of the lake, where there was a lot of boat action and a lot of waves hitting the bank. We know that wind blowing into a point oxygenates the water, thereby causing the bass to bite. But we forget boats make a wave action that crashes against the bank, oxygenates the water and causes a feeding frenzy on the shad, which makes the bass bite. So, waves from water skiers and other boats oxygenate the water, causing bass to feed in shallow water, even in the middle of the day.”
These tactics are just a sample of what you’ll learn in the new Kindle eBook, “How to Bass Fish Like a Pro” by John E. Phillips. You can go to https://www.amazon.com/kindle-ebooks and type-in the name, “How to Bass Fish Like a Pro” to find it.