Fishing the Trees

Sometimes once you find the right wood, you find the fish.

North American Fisherman welcomed fisheries biologist Dr. Hal Schramm on a mid-summer trip up north to fish for bass among the wood and weedlines of Minnesota.

What he finds is that despite the nice pads that would normally harbor these ambush predators, the bass are keying off of the deep wood of downed trees. 

He puts together this pattern after realizing the largemouth were looking to escape the summer heat. It's a good thing to remember next time you're fishing in the heat.


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