Not all bass do the same thing all the time. You can catch a bass on a topwater near the bank, then drive out to 50 feet and catch another one. Bass do have a tendancy to migrate toward deeper water at certain times of the year and that's what John Murray is here to talk about. Maximizing your fishing day by targeting bass in deeper water during the seasons where bass tend to go deep. John will teach you what he's learned from his years of experience about fishing offshore structure to catch bass, which is primarily, but not exclusively done in summer and winter.
Shortcuts to Topics Covered in This Deep Water Bass Fishing Class
- 2:10 Summer deep water approach
- 2:45 Why do bass go deep?
- 4:40 What is deep?
- 10:45 Life-zones
- 13:00 Winter deep fishing approaches
- 14:00 Fishing uphill
- 20:25 Summer deep fishing
- 24:00 Fishing deep diving crankbaits
- 35:30 Fall fishing
- 38:45 Lures for deep winter fishing
It's important to note that "deep" is relative, while it's not uncommon to see fish in 100ft. plus in clear West Coast lakes, it's far less common in shallower impoundments and rivers commonly found on the East Coast. John will help you understand how to determine "deep" for your home body of water, but many of the same principals apply, whether "deep" is 15ft or 100ft. On of those things is the need for electronics and maps.
John Murray covers some of the following topics in this 45-minute seasonal deep water fishing video:
- Types of deep water areas to target in Summer, Fall and Winter. Learn what to look for on your maps and on your sonar electronics to locate deep water bass.
- Great baits to fish deep for bass in Summer, Winter and Autumn, including: big jigs, deep crankbaits and big worms.
- Fall shallow and deep water lures, because bass are equally likely to be in shallow or deep water.