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Cooler Summer Water Temps, Where To Look For Bass?

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Due to the cooler summer and more rain, water temps here in Ohio are below 80, and have been for 10-14 days.  Any reason for them to be shallow, or do you think they will still be holding in that 10-20 FOW of ledges?

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My thoughts exactly since im fishing this evening.

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I'd say you would have more of an issue if it went back and forth, above 80 and below 80. Fluctuating water temperatures can have an effect.

 

If the temp has been consistent for 10-14 days, bass have no idea what time of year it is. Sounds to me like you have a stable environment and should be able to catch bass from shallow, deep and in between.

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Speedbead see you on the swimbait forums all the time. Would like to ask you if you think since water temps are cooler this summer would the Hudds have an advantage over the other baits like the Triple Trout especially in deeper water.

Thanks

Mike

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It's forecast to be 95 today and 93-95 all week.  I don't see cooling weather to be a problem, here.  The heat index is suppose to be 100 all the time, too.

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Your measuring the surface water temps, bass don't live there!

Use and believe in your electronics; find the baitfish and depth of the life zone, the bass we be there.

If shallower water has prey, it usually will at night during the summer period, the will feed there.

Swimbaits are sight lures, better in water with good visual clarity. Triple trout is a hard jointed lure that has a lot more body action than a soft plastic Hudd, there isn't any way to know the activity level of the bass without offering both to determine a preference.

Tom

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this time of year where i fish and fluctuating water temps and levels, i either find rock or find the bait fish. the fish will be there.

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Speedbead see you on the swimbait forums all the time. Would like to ask you if you think since water temps are cooler this summer would the Hudds have an advantage over the other baits like the Triple Trout especially in deeper water.

Thanks

Mike

 

Looking at deeper water (depending on what deep is in your area) I think the Hudd will outshine any hardbait in the lower half of the water column. It's always cooler in deeper water.

 

The TT isnt' a bait I would fish deep. I would fish it in deep water but it would still be in the upper 1/3 and only if I knew fish were suspending out over the deep stuff.

 

Listen to Tom WRB above. He's forgotten more than I'll ever know.

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Your measuring the surface water temps, bass don't live there!

Use and believe in your electronics; find the baitfish and depth of the life zone, the bass we be there.

If shallower water has prey, it usually will at night during the summer period, the will feed there.

Swimbaits are sight lures, better in water with good visual clarity. Triple trout is a hard jointed lure that has a lot more body action than a soft plastic Hudd, there isn't any way to know the activity level of the bass without offering both to determine a preference.

Tom

Tom,

What about in stained water, would would you suggest?  I fish a lot of lakes that are stained with <2 feet of visibility, no grass.  When I can find them on ledges I can catch them with a crankbait.  But, if i can't find them on ledges I am having a tough time getting them in the boat.  I have tried Biffle Hardhead, jigs, shallower cranks, and shakey heads on rocky banks and flats 4-12 FOT.  Any other places you would suggest I look or throw?

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