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Big, Summertime Bass Fishing with Various Lures on Bottom!

Capt. Reed Montgomery
July 13, 2017
Coosa River - Freshwater Fishing Report

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Whether you fish during the hot, summertime daylight hours or at night (when its much cooler and there is less boat traffic on the water), on any of Alabama's six impounded reservoirs, situated along the Coosa River System, you need to apply many hours fishing with soft plastics or jig combos. Slowly dragged along the lake's bottom!

Why? You may ask. Especially when you can choose dozens of other types of lures?

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Because a worm (or most soft plastics and jig combos), will always fool a big, weary bass into biting! No matter how many lures it has seen in its lifetime! That's why!

Because big, often over-sized 10-12 inch worms, 8-10 inch fake lizards or water dog imitations, and all sizes of creature baits, crayfish imitations, beaver type plastics, frog imitations and many, many other lure selections, are just like the summertime meals, you should be imitating!

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You can Texas rig most plastics. A hook and bullet weight. Or you can use a long shank, jig head of various weights (according to the size of the lure). Or you can rig up a Carolina rig for bass suspended along the lake's bottom. You can even rig up several Carolina rigs, with various lengths on the leader.

Oh, but there are so many other ways to fool these big bass!

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You can go weightless. A hook, a lure and no added weight, with the exception of maybe adding a nail or a worm rattle or two. Glass rattles are good, but they can eventually can break. Brass worm rattles endure being drug threw rocks, weeds, and wood cover. And brass rattles emit a louder sound underwater than other types of rattles!

Or you can vertical rig em' with a drop shot rig. Or even finesse em' with smaller plastics rigged on a jig head, on lighter line and light tackle outfits!

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Just keep mind. If you are not fishing a soft plastic lure (of any length!), or a jig combo on the lake's bottom during these hot, summertime days, or at night, you may be missing out on some otherwise, "Big Bass Bites." And this technique fools largemouth bass, spotted bass and smallmouth bass as well both day and night!

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Give it a try! Rig up several rods and alternate on each selection, on each spot you visit when bass fishing this summer season. You will be glad you did and maybe then you can add some big bass pictures to your next post on Cyber Angler like these! Slow down...and catch big bass this summer season!

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Thanks, Reed Montgomery owner of Reeds Guide Service www.fishingalabama.com

Coosa River Fishing Forecast:

Evening thundershowers and low, 90 degree partly cloudy days are predicted, with rain likely this weekend!

Target Species:

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth bass and Spotted Bass

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