SA Bass

Consider Bottom Compositio­n


If you plan to follow water up into newly flooded cover, Scott Suggs has two words to consider: bottom compositio­n.

“I think one of the biggest reasons bass like an old shoreline is because it usually has hard bottom,” Suggs offers. “So many times when anglers do catch fish from flooded cover, they’re fishing up in flooded campground­s, parking lots, roads, boat ramps, gravel washes, rock veins and even lakefront lawns. Bass seem to like those kinds of areas. My theory on that is it has to do with the bottom. When they do move up with a flood, they still want hard bottom instead of some old leafy, soft soil kind of forest bottom.”

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