Jeremy Rohrlich

Former Guide [] ER Doc [] Obsessed Angler [] IG @ NAD_VSS

Hot Texas Bass

June 17, 2016

I get a lot of puzzled looks when I tell people that I moved to Dallas for the fishing. I'm then stuck fielding a battery of questions and trying to convince the incredulous that there is, in fact, water. Dallas is surrounded by lakes. Check out a satellite image and you will see ten major reservoirs within 80 miles, not to mention dozens of smaller lakes. And yes this water has fish. Bass. Big ones.

It hit near a hundred degrees today in Texas. This time of year Dallasites get their exercise between sunset and sunrise, and the bass have the same idea. There will always be bass on shoreline cover in Texas, even in the dead of summer. Flip a creature deep into the bushes and work slowly. Make sure your tungsten weight is heavy enough to get through the branches yet light enough to retain some action. If you're lucky enough to be on a grass lake, punch the gunch with a one ounce rig, or drop a weightless stick bait into pools between grass beds. But if you want to catch numbers of bass in the summer, you have to go offshore. I'll save that discussion for the next post.

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