Bass fishing is a blast at any time of the year, but it can be especially challenging and fun during the late summer when the temperatures can reach triple digits. Cabela’s has all of the gear to turn that late summertime bass fishing trip into one to remember.
Here are some suggestions to make your next summertime bass fishing trip a success.
Fish it slow or fast right out of the package, the War Eagle Screaming Eagle Spinnerbait is irresistible to big bass. Perfect for the late summer and fall fishing, the light piano wire construction vibrates during the retrieve. Coupled with the hand tied skirts, the War Eagle Screaming Eagle Spinnerbait a must for the serious bass fisherman’s tackle box.
Durable with just the right amount of flash, the YUM YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. draws bass in like a magnet. It can be fished on any size casting or spinning combo while its light weight is great for use on lighter tackle. The YUMbrella Flash Mob Jr. comes with five swivel connections so you can attach up to five baits or lures of your choice. This bait is a fish getter, having several of these in the boat can make the difference on those days when you need to turn the heat up.
Ever wonder what a group of baitfish looks like in the water? Livetarget answers that question with the Yearling Baitball Jerkbait. Big bass can’t resist a school of baitfish, the Yearling Baitball Jerkbait’s realistic appearance mimics a large baitfish school and in the water it creates flashy profiles bass just can’t resist. The 3-3/4-inch jerkbait is short and thick and produces a really wide and deep flash, while the 4-1/4-inch jerkbait suspends with the nose down. Innovative and productive, the Yearling Baitball Jerkbait will put fish in the boat.
I love fishing these through lily pads, and one of the best things about the Super Fluke is it stays on the hook! The Zoom Super Fluke’s split tail and pronounced belly add the realistic look of an injured minnow. I keep one tied onto my extra rod every time I go out on the water.
Fish it like a jig by itself or with a trailer, the Strike King Tour-Grade Swim Jig, really swims and big bass love them. This jig can be fished either shallow or deep and the streamlined head gives this bait an unbelievable swimming action in the water. If you’re as passionate about bass fishing as I am, you will want several of these in different colors in your tackle box.
Just like the original ChatterBait bladed swim jig, the Z-Man ChatterBait Elite will put big fish in the livewell or on the stinger—bass are the ultimate freshwater predator and they tear these baits up. Deadly in muddy or clear water, the ChatterBait Elite is extremely durable and the Gamakatsu hook and molded-trailer keeper holds soft plastic trailers in place. A great bait for anywhere you’re fishing the heads perfectly match the skirts, so having several color variations can make all the difference on a day when the bass know exactly what they want to feed on.
Smooth casting and easy to operate, the Lew’s Lazer RZ Baitcasting Combo preforms like baitcasting combos that cost hundreds more. The reel features a die-cast anodized-aluminum spool, Rulon 10-pound maximum drag system, five stainless steel bearings, and antireverse and an externally adjustable Magnetic Control System. The Lightweight one-piece IM6 medium-heavy-action graphite rod has stainless steel guides with stainless steel inserts. This combo is rugged and light weight, and can handle from 10- to 20-pound test lines while the graphite palming side plate removes quickly and easily for oiling and easy maintenance.
If you love to fish tournaments, you will want to keep them alive with Cabela’s Tournament Weigh-In Bag. It’s leak-proof with a huge eight-gallon capacity that can hold the biggest fish. The heat-sealed, vinyl-coated polyester construction and cold crack and UV protection are rugged and tough and its nylon carry handle makes it easy to carry your fish to weigh in.
When you’re fishing a tournament culling your fish quickly and effectively is a must, the EGO Tournament Culling Beam makes it easy to determine which to keep and which to put back. It is made of 3/16-inch anodized-aluminum plate, and has a removable handle and makes it quick and easy to get back to fishing that tournament.
With thirty different combo choices, the Cabela’s Tournament ZX Casting Combo has a combo to fit just about kind of bass fishing you do. Ten ball bearings make this casting reel ultra-smooth while the forged-aluminum spool and lightweight composite frame make it able to withstand abuse without adding a lot of unneeded weight. All of the casting rods are constructed using HM64 graphite rod blanks, for the ultimate in power and responsiveness while providing perfect balance while fishing. The stainless steel framed guides with ceramic guide inserts cut down line friction without adding extra weight to the rod.
This article was produced in cooperation with Cabela’s.
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