There are cues in nature that you could set your watch when it comes to following largemouth. One of which is the movement of largemouth bass to weedlines and deeper patches of underwater vegetation from their shallower springtime haunts.
The reason they’re there?
Food — pure and simple.
The name of the game? Experiment with depth. While chasing one of their favorite types of forage – bluegills – largemouth bass could be above the weeds, down in the weeds, or on the outside weed edges. It all comes down to the location of the bluegills.
It’s POWER FISHING. Put the pedal to the metal and chunk and wind. It’s hard to beat to horizontal runnin’ baits in most situations, with a vertical moving bait as an ace in the hole… And success most often comes down to covering lots of water and finding exactly the right depth the bass are utilizing to target their prey.
On today’s Edge, Al and James Lindner do just that, breaking out the bass gear for a summer largemouthie run on a Midwestern natural lake…
What they find are lots of bass in the weeds and specific lures producing numbers and size… They run through the ABCs of finding success like this where you fish, sharing some shortcuts to spend more time-fighting bass and less time chasing largemouth.
Followin' Largemouth Bass
Al and James Lindner break out the bass gear to tap mid-summer largemouth bass and share secrets for success.
Smallmouth Bass on Dog Lake
Al and Dan Lindner pursue early-season smallmouth bass on one of Ontario’s top waters – Dog Lake in Superior Country.