The heat of summer delivers a delightful thing to anglers. Bass schooled up on offshore structure. These fish will succumb to various lures, but nothing fires up a school quite like a crankbait! Master offshore bass fishing by learning to locate bass on deep structure and using deep diving crankbaits to tap into outstanding fishing action.
All About Location
The best deep diving crankbait fishing locations couple ideal structure with favorable cover. And, yes, there’s a difference.
Bass use cover wherever they can find it – shallow, deep or in between. Brushpiles, aquatic vegetation, trees, boulders, docks and even the occasional sunken automobile provide predator species like largemouth and smallmouth bass with concealment for ambushing baitfish and other forage, along with other advantages.
“Structure” refers to features of the lake bottom discernibly different from the surrounding underwater terrain. Drop-offs, ledges (classic drop-offs in reservoirs formed by river and creek channels and rock formations), underwater points, and weedlines are the kinds of features easily identified with astute sonar reading. The kinds of structural elements that are less apparent, but of equal importance, relate to bottom composition, usually a hard bottom such as clay, gravel, boulders, chunk rock, or ledge rock.
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