If you can anticipate the movement of forage on your favorite smallmouth water, you'll be waiting on the bass.
Assuming I’m correct about fish movements, how do we take that information and use it to our advantage?
Let’s talk a little about how smallmouth bass really move around in a lake.
Just because the brown bass and forage are deep that's not where you have to catch them.
Once restricted to a fairly narrow geographic range, smallmouth bass are now close to just about every angler on the continent.
Last time we talked about the smallmouth’s preferred temperature range and how it affects your fishing. This week we’ll look at how the preferred temperature range of the forage affects your fishing.
Sometimes it helps to get technical. Smallmouth bass aren’t largemouth bass. They respond differently to temperature and so does their forage.
Hurricane Isaac has mostly left the Gulf Coast and is headed inland. As bad as it was in the Coast, it’ll be seriously beneficial to us smallmouth anglers. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that the next week or 10 days might be some of the best fishing we’ve seen in years.
About all I can say this week is that I hope you’re catching more fish than I am.
I know it’s the middle of August but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about fall. We’re already starting to see alternating cold fronts and cooler nights. That, along with the rains we’ve been having lately and the shorter days, will quickly cool the water.