How To Catch Bass in Shallow Water

We've had multiple requests for a video on targeting bass in shallow water. We heard your requests and put together this clip. We cover the bases, starting with light conditions then move on to specific baits that we recommend throwing throughout the day. 

First, we discuss low light. This is prime time to get a big bite, especially in the warmer months. There are a handful of topwater baits that are phenomenal producers while the fish are up and active in the early morning and late evening. 

As the sun begins to get over head and the shadows shrink, its time to turn to subsurface reaction baits like spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, squarebills and swim jigs. This is the time to cover a lot of water and look for the last active fish before the midday heat arrives. 

Once you reach the height of the day, its time to pull out the finesse gear. Tim's first choice is the senko. Whether you fish it fast or slow, it can be deadly. Don't forget to look for small shadows on corners and overhangs to maximize your effectiveness. If the senko isn't happening turn to the thinner worms like the 6" roboworm or Zoom Swamp Crawler

The biggest mistake you can make is to camp out during the summer months. The temptation is to sit in one place and try to force feed the bass. Many anglers fail to realize that if you move quickly and cover water you will connect with active fish all day long. We hope these quick tips help as you fish these long summer days. Good luck out there!

Products recommended in this video:

-River2Sea Bully Wa 2 frog