Today we're on Pickwick Lake looking for Summer bass on offshore ledges and breaks. This time of year the bass stack up on the edges around current and can be caught on a variety of power fishing techniques. We found an aggressive school in 20-25 feet of water and had a great time figuring out which baits they would eat.
The fish we located today were in a giant school. They gathered in the confluence if two river arms and were feeding aggressively on shad and other baitfish that came down the current. We used a 3-part method to catch these fish. We started out with a deep crankbait to fire up the school then switched to a hair jig and a heavy underspin to keep the fish's interest once the initial flurry was over.
Ledge fishing is an awesome way to catch a bunch of bass in a hurry. Its also an amazing opportunity to catch BIG bass in the middle of Summer. If your local lake has current in the Summer, you have fish that back out to the outside structures, ledges, and breaks. This fishing style will work on your lake and you might be amazed how big of bass you can catch in the heat of the day.
Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we used to catch the fish in today's video. We also included a few color recommendations to make it easier for you to apply the techniques to your local lakes.
-6th Sense Cloud 9 C20: http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs
(Wild Shad, Platinum Citrus, Sexified Chartreuse Shad, Shad Fantasy)
-Strike King 6XD: http://bit.ly/2ery44M
(Sexy Shad, Turtle Shad, Chartreuse Sexy Shad, Sexy Blue Back Herring, Powder Blue)
-Picasso Hair Jig 1 oz: http://bit.ly/2FeJkAb
(Bling Shad, White)
-Blade Runner 1 oz SpinTrix Underspin: http://bit.ly/29UVegz
(Anchovy, Black Shad, Grey Shad, Pearl)
-Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
(Pro Blue Red Pearl, Ghost Rainbow, Electric Shad, Gizzard Shad)
Upgraded Crankbait Hardware...
-Hooks- Gamakatsu EWG Size 2: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
-Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 4: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Rod- Zodias 7'6" MH Glass: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe
Reel- Curado 200K: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Rod- Expride 7'7" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Curado 150 DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4
Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
-Humminbird Solix 15 G2: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej
-Map Card- Lakemaster Plus Digital: http://bit.ly/2Dk5Erc