Many anglers like Matt Corey of Topset Sport Fishing , are taking advantage of warm summer temperatures and hot bass shore-fishing action.
Most accessible public fishing areas have lot’s of angler competition and tough fishing from shore.
One of Matt’s strategies is to fish tributaries that often get overlooked during the summer time, but have excellent fishing for many warm-water fish including trophy bass.
While many tributaries get smaller during the summertime from a lack of steady rainfall, deeper pools and runs can be “honey-holes” to catch even trophy-size bass. Good lures to use are smaller, shallower running crankbaits and body baits like the Rapala Ultralight series, smaller soft-plastic swim-baits either fished “Texas-rigged” or on a jighead like the Lunker City Fin-S-Fish, Shaker, Grubster or Swimfish, or live bait. Some scouting may be necessary to find the right fish holding pools, but it may be worth it big-time!