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I've been having problems locating bass on the delta when the heat picks up. In the mornings I have no issues finding the fish but once the sun gets hot my day just does off.  I've tried punching with no luck, tried weed beds, Tully, fishing the edges of the deeper pennywort and nothing.

 

I typically fish around Mildrid island, Frank's Tract, little mandiville and the sloughs around those areas.

 

Any tips would be greatly appreciated

 

Thanks

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Welcome Stephen!  You are fishing my stomping grounds but I haven't been able to fish them this year.  I was finishing up all my jobs so I could retire last week.

 

When it's hot I would check every laydown and shady spot out there, or at least where the suns not beating the tulies.

 

Let me know if you find some real slow water areas I can fish in my 2 man plastic BassHunter.

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By the time it gets hot, I tend to fish the mats for a bit and then go home.  I can only deal with the recreation boaters for so long and the heat brings them out. 

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Hello @Stephenjcldrn and welcome to Bass Resource and the Forums. IMHO, sounds like you’re fishing productive areas. The state’s continued use of herbicides to kill the tulles, hydrilla, and the mats has definitely made things more difficult. The fish are there, it’s just finding the cover they want and when they feel like eating during these “dog days of summer” that is fun and frustrating.
I have to agree with @Happybeerbuzz regarding fishing the mats or docks as your best bet during the heat of the day. The late afternoon, evening bite might be another option.

Good luck and good fishing.

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Those are the main areas I fish as well, I usually launch out of Russo's and fish the areas.  The one thing I've found is the tide really matters in the heat of the summer.  If its high tide I find them in the mats and can punch them out.  If its low tide I tend to move a lot till I find them.  Where I usually can consistently find fish though they are usually small, are fishing the areas where you have the water movement in/out Franks/Little Franks/Mildred.  Another spot to look are the docks/marina's just north of Franks.

 

The other place I usually fish out of is Viera's.  For whatever reason I can always find a good bite up there during the summer/fall time frame off the River/Sloughs

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Thanks for the replies. I launch out of Russo's most of the time unless there is a tournament going on. Then I'm usually forced to launch out of sugar barge. I will have to try punching different areas and see what happens. Most of the time it's low tide when im out in the afternoon. This is my first year of really bass fishing the delta and trying to figure out tides and everything else has been a challenge but fun. I'm just trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together and learn the patterns but hot summer days have really been the struggle for me. I appreciate the input and will work on my punch game.

 

Thanks everyone!

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this is for everyone, how about Oasis in Tracy? a lot of trees and cover. Lazy M? Rivers End? or the south delta

How about the east side like Paradise, Disappointment and Kings? 

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I launched once out of Oasis in Tracy and fished around the area and wasn’t anything special.  I do launch out of Lazy M a lot as it’s only maybe 20 minutes from my house.  Besides being close it’s where I like to launch to fish the Old River area.  I’ve fished around the launch area and not much to talk about.  I’ve never launched out of Rivers End so no clue how it is.  I also like to launch out of Orwood though you want to either launch early in the summer or avoid as it get a large amount of pleasure boaters.  I’ll either launch here or Lazy M to fish Disco Bay

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