Do water temperatures make a difference for largemouth bass fishing?

Do water temperatures make a difference for largemouth bass fishing?

If you have little experience of bass fishing then you may well be getting to know your local lake, creek or river. You may still be trying to refine your technique and find the best possible ways to catch them at various times of the day, in vegetation and during different seasons. However, if you have got a technique that you like and feel comfortable with then you should be thinking about environmental factors, such as the water temperature. Water temperature can make a huge difference when you are out largemouth bass fishing and there is a major reason why. Biology plays a huge part in why bass fishing action is determined by water temperature. Bass of all kinds are cold blooded creatures and so their blood is cooled by the temperature of the water itself. As such, if the water is cold then so is their blood. This does not affect their survival but will slow their systems down. It will also make them less likely to bite, hence why most bass fishing enthusiasts do not go fishing in the winter. The action can be very slow at that time of year and the catch rate matches it. However, as the water begins to warm in the spring and summer, bass tend to be very active. Largemouth bass in particular will move around constantly. It is important to take note of the air and water temperature every time you go fishing for largemouth bass becase it will make a difference. Warmer waters are great for the bass but if the water is too hot then they will head for cooler waters so it is all about getting the right balance.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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