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Beat the Heat: The Secrets of Summer Fishing

Many anglers can attest that summer fishing can be undeniably challenging for beginners and intermediates. Catching a good sack of bass, cats, bluegills, walleyes, and trout can be a heck of a task.

Depending on your fishing spots, you want to ensure you have the right tools and understand the useful tricks. Some anglers usually prefer fishing in deep water during the summer. However, as a beginner, keep in mind that not all lakes are ideal for deep water fishing.

In this post, you’ll find some useful fishing tips you can have up your sleeves during summer.

Read on to learn more.

1. Identify the Right Spots

During the summer, fishes tend to retreat to hard-to-find areas, especially deep water. This doesn’t mean you should lose your grit. Understanding this will help you know where to target instead of wasting time trying your luck in multiple areas.

For bass anglers, June is one of the best months to find bass around main lake points and humps. Most of the time, they go to these areas to feed. Typically, you should try to locate their feeding grounds.

Don’t shy away from shallow spots. Experts recommend aiming for darkest and hard-to-reach areas. If these fishing spots have thick vegetable or grass, it advisable to use weight to get your hooks into the weeds.

2. Trick them to the Surface

This is a great tip for fishes that are surface feeders, but you can use it on pickerels, too. Fishing Spooks and poppers are both ideal lures for luring a pickerel. It loves to track lures that move with a steady cadence.

Consider throwing the lure in open-water holes. Your goal is to draw the pickerel out of the cover and let it track the lure to clear water. Or, you can add a tease in front of the lure if it’s somehow to appealing to the fish. Baits that make sounds are also great options to lure bass out.

Depending on your summer fishing spot, you want to be creative about the colors you use. For example, in crystal-clear calm conditions, natural and subtle color patterns make the ideal options to trick your targets. Plus, you want to use lures that look and feel life-like.

3. Try Other Approaches

In some cases, artificial lures won’t appeal to the fish. So, you want to ensure that the hook as some real thing. So, take the time to collect bloodworms, cut baitfish, and clams.

Another approach is waiting till it’s dark and other anglers have left the lake. Some fishes usually begin to feed heavily during the night after periods of staying inactive during the day. Night fishing presents a great opportunity to throw in your lines.

Summer Fishing – The Bottom Line

Summer fishing is usually fun but can be tiresome when all the fish disappear. You can get prepared for this by learning their movement patterns and safe confines. The deep brush is a great spot when you’re trying to catch brass at midday.

In summer, a fishing expedition can take days, so be sure to have all the necessary fishing tools and accessories, Don’t forget to carry a map and other navigation tools if you’re going for a deep water fishing trip.

If you have any question or looking for fishing products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Spring Grove, IL 60081

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