BASS FISHING BASICS 101: Weather and Conditions for Bass Fishing
Understanding Weather Conditions and How It Effects Bass
1. How weather affects bass
Bass react very specifically to slight changes in weather conditions. On cloudy days, bass are more likely to expose themselves and act more aggressively, so choose moving baits like spinnerbaits and chatterbaits that cover water more effectively to best balance your pace on the to increase how many potential fish you might cross, with not missing bites.
When the weather turns warm and sunny, bass tend to hold tight to cover and ambush prey in a more concealed manner. On these days, bottom bouncing a jig or texas rigging a soft plastic might be a better option that allows you to fish near and around cover or structure.
3. Wind throws a curveball…
Wind seems like it may make fishing more difficult, however it may be the opposite! As long as conditions allow you to get out and be safe, then wind may provide you with more productive fishing! Wind “stirs up” the bass, and the bite will often pick up. On those days, throw a thumping and thumping bait to draw aggressive bass out to eat.
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