Fishermen must adapt to summer temperatures in Las Vegas

Fishermen must adapt to summer temperatures in Las Vegas

You can’t catch your best-ever smallmouth bass without taking a picture. Jed Topham of Henderson caught this smallie on an early morning foray at Lake Mead before the shade gave way to the rising sun and hot daytime temperatures. (Photo by Doug Nielsen) Have you wondered what happens to bass when summer temperatures are turned up to just plain hot? Me, too. And like many of you, I have spent more than a few frustrating summer days researching the subject with a fishing rod in hand, reading about summer bass behavior and watching pro anglers teaching about the subject in online videos. The common answer to the question is that the fish go deep when temperatures climb, but what does that really mean? After all, deep on a small reservoir in one of the southern states where maximum depths might reach 40 feet or so is a far cry […]

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