Summertime can be some of the year’s toughest fishing conditions because high water temperatures can make the fish lethargic and harder to target. Night fishing is your best bet for overcoming the heat, but if you have to fish during the day, I’d offer this advice.
At Dobyns Rods, we build models for every technique bass anglers need to employ. Sometimes, they’re making short, precise casts, flips, pitches or skips to specific targets; other times, they’re launching baits long distances. It’s important to develop your skills at all presentations, but I think the long cast is something that doesn’t always get enough attention.
Gary Dobyns loves the spring season; but not only for the warming weather — he’s more enamored with the seasonal bass movement that increases the levels of both quality and quantity. No doubt, the prespawn is the time to punch your ticket on a whopper and the renowned rod maker is all about maximizing his opportunities.
Tournament fishermen are notorious for remaining tight-lipped about particular baits that they believe provide them a competitive advantage. Well, one of my favorite Yamamoto baits actually fits that description. A lot of guys consider it a secret weapon, but I want to tell you that the Fat Ika is definitely a bait you want to have in your boat.