What changes about fishing largemouth bass in regards to time of the day?

When fishing for Largemouth Bass are the techniques the same throughout the day?

If you’re fishing for Bass in the morning, you should be able to find them in shallow water.  I’d suggest using Buzzbaits or Spinnerbaits.  You’ll want to keep them just below the surface.  Closer to midday, the Bass will begin to move to cover.  You’ll have the best luck staying close to the shore especially under bushes or fallen trees.  Jig-n-pig rigs work well and will keep your bait on the bottom.  When fishing this rig, do so very slowly and set the hook when if the line begins to twitch.  If you’re out in deep water, crankbaits and spinner baits are preferred by most Bass anglers.  Lipless crankbaits work very well if you bounce them off the bottom of the lake.  In deep water, stick with a 10-pound test line.  In the afternoon just about anything goes, plastic worms, grubs, frogs, baitfish, lizards and crawfish will all appeal to the Bass.  Color can be important so you might want to ask other fishermen what seems to be working for them if you’re using plastic bait.  As the sun starts to set, the Bass will begin to return to the shallow water and will once more set up on the ambush points, large rocks, lily pads and fallen trees will provide the cover and you’ll want to revert back to the Buzzbaits and Spinnerbaits just below the surface.


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