NIGHT FISHING FOR LARGEMOUTH BASS
Bass fishing does not need to be complicated, although many guys fall into the trap and end up spending thousands of dollars — from a bass boat to a huge range of tackle and rods.
All that stuff is fine and good, but if you're looking to catch a true lunker, you really don't need all that stuff, just go fishing at night.
Although bass fishing at night is effective year-round, summertime is the easiest time of year to catch largemouth bass. Bass stay in the shallows during the summer months making it easier to target them from shore. The water temperature will be at its zenith, and so will the bass' need for protein intake. So the big fish will be hitting the feedbag.
Stay Cool When Bass Fishing
To beat the summer heat, especially in Southern California, head out to the lake on a cool evening. Bass are very active in the dark and have both the eyesight and sensory organs to make them super efficient at hunting down prey in the dark.
When bass fishing even in the colder months, nighttime finds bass moving into the “über-shallows” as they search out prey, often next to the bank. Even larger bass come into shallow places that they would never venture into during daylight hours.