Mike Gerry

Scanning Key to Summer

There is no doubt that summertime fishing can be a mystery, the bass that were seemingly everywhere have suddenly become hard to find and frustration sets in. What can you do? Where did the fish go and how can I catch them? Let me first say that there is no fool proof answer but there are some common threads that can help!

If you have some decent electronics like the Lowrance HDS product you are in business. You can spend hours idling and trying different areas or you can use today’s technology and eliminate the mystery; in this is the key and information to summertime fishing. I have spent endless hours in the summertime months looking for fish on my Lowrance Structure Scan. Scanning the bottom for fish grouping up on the ledges and drops and to me this is the biggest tip I can give. The bass group up in the heat of the summer and they have some common tendencies as the water warms up; scanning the bottom looking for those common threads can be the key to good days and bad in the heat! Over the years I have developed some inner sense as to what this all looks like on my Lowrance Structure Scan and how to actually tell the difference in what bass look like on the bottom as compared to other types of fish. I wish I could actually get into detail on what this all is but it would take me days to describe every formation I see. I can tell you though that you can also learn this with enough time scanning the bottom. Dedicate some time and you will learn as I did the difference in how they appear on the bottom.

The biggest key to scanning and determining the fish is formation; each species of fish seems group up in different ways. Some are solid and in big balls, others appear to be elongated on the bottom or suspending.  Some appear to be loners and then some fish are in small groups directly over structure. What you see does tell you in the most part whether they are bass or not and you can determine them with some dedicated time scanning the ledges in the heat of the summer!

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Captain Mike Gerry

Mike Gerry

About The Author: Captain Mike Gerry

Company: www.fishlakeguntersvilleguideservice.com

Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville

Bio: Bass Fishing Guide Service Second to none. Living in the North Alabama Area since the 70\'s and fishing Lake Guntersville for over 35 years I feel the expertise offered to my customers is second to none. I challenge you to utilize my guide service and compare the knowledge, friendliness and good time on the water to anyone. I promise you no-one will take better care of you or work harder to see you have a day to remember on beautiful Lake Guntersville Alabama.Bass Fishing at its best!

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