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#11733903 - 07/21/16 05:35 AM what's your least productive........
dimitri Offline
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Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 2078
Loc: Arlington TX
time of day to be bass fishing during the summer? i work nights and get off at 7am so i fish what i consider to be some of the least productive hours on the lake. during the week i fish from 9-2. for me its 11a-2p but i want to know what others think.

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#11733930 - 07/21/16 06:42 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
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Loc: NW Houston
There's always exceptions to every rule, but for me 11am-3pm fishes tougher no doubt. Bass like low light conditions. Plus it's hot as blazes during that time.
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#11733958 - 07/21/16 07:12 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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My best times, lately, have been 10am-4pm.....but, I have a strategy that has been productive. I fish ONLY shaded spots that tend to have all day shade. The water temps stay slightly cooler...though not much. The big thing is shade is cover. And it's easy for me to find them that way. Also, nobody thinks to fish really shallow during the summer.
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#11733974 - 07/21/16 07:26 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
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Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
If im Fishing shallow, after 10.30.
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#11734017 - 07/21/16 07:58 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
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For me, its about a 24 hour window where i just can't get a bite. The rest of the time seems to work OK.


Edited by Der Vorsteher™ (07/21/16 11:55 AM)
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#11734024 - 07/21/16 08:02 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: Jpurdue]
Rhino68W Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jpurdue
There's always exceptions to every rule, but for me 11am-3pm fishes tougher no doubt. Bass like low light conditions. Plus it's hot as blazes during that time.
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#11734089 - 07/21/16 08:36 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
My best times, lately, have been 10am-4pm.....but, I have a strategy that has been productive. I fish ONLY shaded spots that tend to have all day shade. The water temps stay slightly cooler...though not much. The big thing is shade is cover. And it's easy for me to find them that way. Also, nobody thinks to fish really shallow during the summer.



That's because people read on here that the only way to catch fish when it heats up is to go deep. Do fish move from shallow to deeper water? Yep! Do fish stay shallow year round? Yep. The biggest fish I catch are shallow in summer and even on extremely hot days...... Like Steez said, I look for shade. You can certainly catch fish offshore when the weather heats up but don't count out a shallow bite and punching mats.

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#11734126 - 07/21/16 08:59 AM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: Epic backlash]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
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Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: Epic backlash
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
My best times, lately, have been 10am-4pm.....but, I have a strategy that has been productive. I fish ONLY shaded spots that tend to have all day shade. The water temps stay slightly cooler...though not much. The big thing is shade is cover. And it's easy for me to find them that way. Also, nobody thinks to fish really shallow during the summer.



That's because people read on here that the only way to catch fish when it heats up is to go deep. Do fish move from shallow to deeper water? Yep! Do fish stay shallow year round? Yep. The biggest fish I catch are shallow in summer and even on extremely hot days...... Like Steez said, I look for shade. You can certainly catch fish offshore when the weather heats up but don't count out a shallow bite and punching mats.



Funny, we just had this conversation on another website. A lot of people seem to fish a lot less in June and July for fear of getting fewer bites but I get some of my best results in the heat of the day even into August.

I seem to be least productive when my expectations are high.


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#11735116 - 07/21/16 04:41 PM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
pwarren Offline
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Registered: 03/29/16
Posts: 129
Loc: Lakeside, TX
My least productive time is when I get the boat on the water to when I load the boat on the trailer.

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#11735153 - 07/21/16 05:03 PM Re: what's your least productive........ [Re: dimitri]
Finesse Master Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
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Loc: DFW
All day

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