Well the summer slump is definitely upon us. For the most part, fishing has been extremely slow. If you want to find fish, you need to be prepared to put in ALOT of hours and cover ALOT of ground AFTER DARK, but there are fish out there. Also, the fish are VERY picky right now. I am fishing eels almost exclusively, and lively ones at that!
When the fishing gets slow this time of year, it’s important to find any changes that can put them back on the feed. I find that weather systems and pressure changes can help get the fish moving and feeding when the hot weather gives them lockjaw. This past weekend I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and had one phenomenal night of fishing after a week of straight skunkings. It was a very dark night just after the new moon and the low pressure front that came through while we were fishing put the bass into a frenzy. The next night it was back to slow fishing…….you just gotta get out there, put in your time, and hope that your in the right place at the right time too….
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