Just wondering how y'all pros are gonna handle the near 100° weather this week? I know they will bite great at night and early am but if you were going to make a day trip?
Spider Crack, here's a dumb question, but maybe not so dumb. When you are chasing sonar fish with a crankbait (like the DT6), are you swimming that thing above the school or do you do like all the crankbait articles say and pick a bait that digs the bottom? I ask as a T-rigger with close to zero confidence in crankbaits other than a rattletrap or squarebill.This is the time of the year when I rely on my sonar to find suspended bass in open water. This past weekend I caught fish pretty much all day in a wide open area of a cove where I discovered schools of bass roaming the area. Channel was 10-12' with wide 6-8' flats on each side. I'd cruise the area to find the schools or clumps -- sometimes they looked like mushrooms on the sonar -- and sometimes would catch fish when I would turn around and cast behind me where I just spotted the fish. Otherwise, lots of casts with a Rapala DT6 -- often dozens of casts until I dialed in the group of fish, then would catch several in row. Then lose the school, and repeat the process. In the more shallow water, I switched to a square-bill (e.g., Rapala DT-Fat3) and try to bang it off stumps near the clumped up fish. Normally I rely on my sonar more for water depth and structure, but increasingly use it to find fish this time of year. Marked 90F water at the end of the day, otherwise ca. 85F. FWIW // Joel