Here is a guide on how to target largemouth bass in deep clear lakes:

  1. Identify the structure: Largemouth bass tend to hang around structures such as submerged logs, weed beds, and drop-offs in deep clear lakes. Look for these structures using your fish finder and map out the areas where you think the bass may be hiding.

  2. Use the right lures: In deep clear lakes, it's important to use lures that mimic the natural prey of largemouth bass. This includes suspending hard baits, jigs, and soft plastics. These lures are effective because they can be fished slowly and allow the bass to see and track them in the clear water. A couple we recommend are the Motion Fishing Sardis Craw Finesse Jig or the Flash Mop Jig. 

  3. Fish during the right times: Largemouth bass are most active in the early morning and late evening when the sun is low in the sky. They tend to be less active during the middle of the day when the sun is high and the water is warmer.

  4. Pay attention to the weather: Changes in the weather can often trigger largemouth bass to feed. Look for days with overcast skies, a slight chop on the water, or a drop in barometric pressure, as these conditions can all lead to increased feeding activity.

  5. Experiment with different retrieves: Largemouth bass can be finicky, so it's important to experiment with different retrieves to see what works best. Try slowing down your retrieve, twitching your rod tip, or pausing your lure to see how the bass respond.

By following these tips, you should be able to successfully target largemouth bass in deep clear lakes. Remember to always follow local fishing regulations and practice catch and release whenever possible to help preserve the fishery.

Bobby Roberts
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