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#11713467 - 07/09/16 09:42 AM Bass Location Habits
Bucketmouth69 Offline

Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 52
Loc: East Texas
I read a book one time that claimed some bass live in shallow water all the time year round, some suspended, some deep all the time year round...The book was based on them attaching tracking devices on them and monitoring their activities...What do you guys think? Opinions?

#11713481 - 07/09/16 09:56 AM Re: Bass Location Habits [Re: Bucketmouth69]
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1272
Loc: TX
Purely my opinion but I think there are fish everywhere. The key is to be around a concentrated group that wants to eat.

#11713506 - 07/09/16 10:19 AM Re: Bass Location Habits [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14169
Loc: Justin, TX.
These are my 3 articles on finding the best spots. They are very much in line with the books you have read on the subject of tracking Bass.
3 Best Shallow Water Spots
3 Best Mid Range Spots
3 Best Deep Water Spots
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#11713513 - 07/09/16 10:23 AM Re: Bass Location Habits [Re: Bucketmouth69]
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1954
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Individual lakes differ with depth, structure, available forage and cover. In the cold of winter or the dog days of summer you may be able to catch them in a foot of water out to 40' and sometimes deeper. Thermoclines have to be considered and catching bass deep may be frustrating for some anglers.

#11713918 - 07/09/16 04:06 PM Re: Bass Location Habits [Re: Bucketmouth69]
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 3580
Loc: nederland, TX
There are fish in every range all year. BUT, the majority of fish are doing one thing at any certain time other than around the spawn.

#11713978 - 07/09/16 04:48 PM Re: Bass Location Habits [Re: Bucketmouth69]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 1837
Loc: NW Houston
The book was John Hope's "Track'n Trophies." I think this behavior certainly exists in a lot of southern reservoirs. I spoke with John about it one time and he told me that every fish he tracked over nearly a 15 year period exhibited this exact behavior. John said the fish never left their preferred layer, with the lone exception of deep layer fish heading shallow for the spawn. I'm not sure the behavior exists in all bodies of water, particularly in less fertile lakes in the north, but I do believe it is very common behavior in Texas water.
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