Late-Season Bass Fishing Tips for Success

Whether you’re after smallmouth or largemouth, anglers typically catch more bass during the spring and summer months. Once the weather begins to cool, the bass becomes slower and less active. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should pack up your fishing gear and wait until spring, though. With the right approach, you can still bag some bass late in the season.

Late-Season Bass Fishing Tips for Success

Target Shallow Waters

Bass tend to migrate towards shallow waters in search of food when the temperature drops. Here, they’ll feast on bluegills, shad, and craws. You can target this bass by using shallow crank baits and spinners.

Bottom-Crawling Spinners

Along with targeting shallow waters, you can also catch more bass late in the season by using a bottom-crawling spinner. These lures are particularly effective given the habitual movement patterns of bass during cold weather.

Go with the Bait

Many anglers are guilty of overthinking their fishing efforts. Rather than exhausting all of your time and effort testing new lures and trying new techniques, stick with the basics: fish where you see the bait. If you see large schools of shad against the bank, try fishing here.

Look for Gravel Bottoms

Assuming you have a boat with a high-quality fishfinder, use it to look for gravel bottoms. Bass love gravel bottoms, making them a hotspot for anglers. Of course, you can always mark these GPS locations for future reference as well.

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