Labor Day weekend signals the change in most areas of the country from fishing to Deer Hunting.
For those of you that don't own a gun, get your topwater baits ready for some of the most exciting
fishing of the year. Watching your topwater glide across the surface, and then the water explodes
when a bass crushes it. For some fisherman, it's the only way to fish.
There are tons of different topwater lures. These are our favorites.
1. Wake Baits
3. "Walk the dog" baits
Topwater baits can be used from sun up to sun down. As the fall season approached, it's not just early morning or late evening. We suggest you buy a couple of each topwater style and try them. I guarantee you quickly become a topwater addict.
Best Fishing Tips for Early Morning Largemouth Bass Fishing
Fish Faster When Water Temperatures are Warm
When water temperatures are warmer, bass will usually be most active in the early morning. Try fishing the shallows for some of those active bass. Cover some water with some search baits to find active bass.
Fish Slower When Water Temperatures are Cold
When water temperatures are cold, bass will usually be sluggish in the morning. Slow down and fish close to cover while you wait for water temps to warm up as the sun gets high in the sky.
Topwater Lures are Awesome From Late Spring Through Early Fall
When water temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees, you can usually experience some awesome topwater fishing during the first couple hours of the morning. Some lakes offer a better topwater bite than others, but it’s definitely a technique worth trying on your favorite body of water.
Fish Faster & Cast Your Baits Slightly Away From Cover
Bass will be more active in the a.m. as long as water temperatures are warm. You will usually find more bass farther away from cover during this time period than you will during the afternoons. Because a lot of bass are searching for a meal, you need to spread your casts out to find bass that are away from their preferred resting spot.
Best Fishing Tips for Afternoon Largemouth Bass Fishing
Slow Down & Fish Tighter to Cover
This is a no brainer. It will help you put more fish in the boat. At this time of day, you are going to be trying to get some inactive fish to bite. Leaving a bait close to their resting spot for longer will help get some of these fish to bite.
Early Spring & Late Fall – Get out and Fish
The afternoon will usually be the better time to fish during the early spring and late fall or even early winter. The warmer water temperatures during the middle of the day will help trigger some bass to feed.
If you’re on a body of water that draws current during the day, fish when the current is running. It’s like ringing a dinner bell. It could be the best time of the day to fish.
Sometimes, you just have to fish deeper. Find a drop-off near your best shallow water spots and you’ll probably find some of those bass that were in the shallows in the morning, but have disappeared.
Use Your Electronics
Using your electronics to find drop-offs and the drop-offs that actually hold fish is a great way to find bass once they go deeper.
Best Fishing Tips for Evening Largemouth Bass Fishing
Fish with Topwater Lures
While everything will typically work while fishing in the evening, this may be the best time to get a nice bass to come up and hit a topwater lure. With water temperatures above 65 degrees, try throwing your favorite topwater lure for the last 90 minutes before it gets dark.
Search Baits are King
Because bass will usually turn on and feed aggressively, you can usually fish a little faster and catch quite a few bass by throwing your favorite search bait.
Best Fishing Tips for Largemouth Bass Fishing at NightGo With a Buddy
Simple. Be safe. Go with a buddy.
Have the Proper Lights
No lights and you’re asking for trouble. You may be fine, but just wait for the tangles.
Know the Water You’re Fishing
Scout out the areas you plan on fishing at night during the day. This is one of the best tips for staying safe.
Check the Weather
You don’t want to be on the water at night if bad storms are coming in. Even if you know what you’re doing and you have all the required safety gadgets, it won’t matter if something happens and you need the help of someone else. There is a good chance that nobody will be out there to lend a hand.
Fish During the Full Moon
The full moon offers more light at night which makes fishing easier on the angler, which is great. The fishing is usually also better, so it’s a win-win.
Fish slower and you’ll catch more bass. Simple, but so true.
Fish Topwater Lures
Topwater lures are the most popular lures for catching largemouth bass at night. The best topwater lures for night fishing are crawlers. These lures crawl along the surface with a steady, wobbling action that drive bass crazy. Bass can find these lures a lot easier than other topwater lures, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a lot of success with a variety of topwater lures.