When the heat of summer arrives, bass do a couple of things. They either go deep to cooler depths on main lake points or, if you have a lot of matted weeds on your lake, then a lot of times the bass pull up underneath the weeds.
In any case, here are a few tips for you for this time of year.
When bass go deep on main lake points, I like to go to a jig or dropshot. A spider jig is a great way to get to them and my favorite color would be green pumpkin. As for the dropshot rig, I like a 1/4-oz dropshot with a #1 rebarb hook with a 5” curly tail oxblood worm. Remember to work both techniques slow. When the bass get up under the matted weeds, I like a Spro Frog. If there are any holes in the weeds, I will hook up a Stic-O bait weedless and throw it in the holes.
As for trout, remember that early in the morning when the water is the coolest is the best time to get some surface action with flies or spinners.
Good luck out there and always remember when the storms roll in to get off the water when the lightning starts popping.”
All new Fishing with Johnny Johnson shows have started on Fox Sports AZ and you just might see a few local lakes on television this year. Be sure to check your local listings for times.
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