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Do Bass Really Go Deeper in the Heat of Summer?
First off, deep always depends on the specific body of water. Bass always stay deeper in clear (rather than murky) water, often at depths of 20-45 feet. "Deep" would thus mean deeper than those depths. Most largemouth in the south or mid-west clear water areas spend their days between 10-18 feet, and occasionally go to shallow cover or other food heavy areas to feed, but usually don't travel much deeper. Bass actually go deepest in the winter, when the warmest water is found lower than shallow or mid areas. The reason people tend to think the bass have gone "deep" is because they have gone "deeper" than spring. Spring means spawning, and that means the bass are in exceptional shallows, easy to find and easy to catch. As they move into summer, they move "deeper" but they still don't go "deep." Lastly, even when the air temperatures reach the high 80s and low 90s, the water temperature in the region the bass typically hang out in is still in the low 70s. Anyone who has swam in a lake in the summertime knows this!
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@dougjohnson yep i think people know this now but i actually just learned why that's the case recently so i was interested to share it with others ha
@mcgraffy interesting!!! thanks for sharing..I always find it difficult to understand where to find the fish without understanding why
@fallingwater understanding them is the first big step to catching fish so I hope you'll find some use with the info
Thanks for the info. there was a lot of stuff I didn't know and now I do thanks to u...