How to Catch Bass in Summer

What is it about summer bass fishing? It is simultaneously easier and more difficult. The water is more pressured the bass seem to get smaller, but you are still catching fish, just not the size of fish you want. Matt Allen gives an in-depth break down for finding those summer giants. They didn’t just disappear after spring. It is time to learn the movements and patterns that will help you boat the elusive summer giants!

Socal Slugfest

Good music, hard hook sets, and monster bass, does it get any better??? By now nearly all of the members of the Tactical Bassin community recognize Adam Hinkle when he submits a video. For those of you who don't, Adam is a regular contributor and his work is much appreciated. Some of his recent pieces include Beating the Bank for Giants, Fall Jig Madness, and Mapping Your Approach. Adam Brings a unique perspective and a whole different style to the Tactical community.

True to form, Adam is smashing fish in Southern California. Lucky for us, we get a front row seat to the show. These fish were caught on the 8" Huddleston Swimbait in both ROF 5 and 12. The rod you see is a Dobyns 795 MLSB. Adam's approach to swimbaits is quite a bit different from my own. He uses 20 lb mainline and smaller hooks to draw the heavily-pressured Southern California bass into the open. It just goes to show there isn't always a right and a wrong way to catch these big bass. Its important to experiment and develop confidence but always stay open to progression.

Also, for those of you who are confined to smaller boats and are drooling over the net they keep sliding out of the rod locker, that is a Hiber-Net by Frabill. Its quite a bit different than what I carry but after watching how nicely it stores I may have to check it out myself.

Mapping your Approach

Tactical Bassin is pleased to welcome another video from Southern California’s own, Adam Hinkle. As many of you know Adam catches big fish from the boat (as seen in his recent jig video) but he’s also a force to be reckoned with walking the banks of San Diego’s famed fisheries. He was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and lend some incredibly detailed insights that are going to help you catch more fish.
For the locals, he’s offering you specific locations. For the rest of us he’s offering tips on understanding your topographical maps and how to turn that information into fish. Get a note pad, you’re not going to want to forget any of this.

I hope you all realize how powerful this information is. Adam knows what he’s talking about, I’ve seen the numbers. These are the kinds of details that seperate “average” fisherman from the “untouchables” of the sport. This game we call bass fishing doesn’t involve magic. It requires attention to detail, and most importantly it requires time both ON and OFF the water. No matter where you fish you can apply what Adam just taught you and its going to have a significant impact on your fishing.
Adam, thank you for taking the time to share these insights. We look forward to hearing more in the future.