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Card's Catch - Three Late Summer Largemouth Tactics

Card's Catch - Three Late Summer Largemouth Tactics

It’s that time of year again; time to head shallow for largemouth. Shad start to move shallow in late summer and the big bass will be right behind them. There are three ways that always seem to produce for me this time of year; fishing docks, flipping laydowns and fishing a topwater near grass. Let’s flesh these out.

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Lake Dardanelle BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Lake Dardanelle BASS Elite

Located near the town of Russellville, Arkansas is Lake Dardanelle — a large pool on the Arkansas River. It covers roughly 40,000 surface acres, and it’s full of prime bass-breeding habitat.

I love this lake because the fish stay shallow most of the year … and they usually bite!

Card's Catch - Deep vs. Shallow in the Post-Spawn

Card's Catch - Deep vs. Shallow in the Post-Spawn

After the bass spawn, some stay shallow and some head to deeper water immediately.  Knowing whether you should fish shallow or deep is the big debate for me and I have learned that it usually boils down to water clarity and shallow cover.

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Toledo Bend BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Toledo Bend BASS Elite

When I first saw Toledo Bend on the schedule, I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited. Even though it’s been voted the best bass lake in America the past two years running, I somehow find a way to miss out on all the action.

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Lake Okeechobee BASS Event

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2017 Lake Okeechobee BASS Event

After experiencing nearly polar conditions at Lake Cherokee a week earlier, I was ready to warm things up on the “Big O.”

Prior to cutoff, I did considerable prep. And I knew the area had been experiencing relatively stable conditions since that time, so I felt what I had learned then would still apply.