Large-mouth Bass Tactics are slightly different on Men-made lakes than on Natural lakes. Man-made lakes differ from Natural lakes in that the water level usually fluctuates much more. In many reservoirs, the water is drawn in fall to make room for spring runoff. Some reservoirs fluctuate more than 40 feet over the course of the year.
With the water level changing this much, fish must move much more than normal. A creek arm that held good numbers of bass in spring may be completely dry in fall, so fish have no choice but to move along.
Damming creeks, streams or bigger rivers creates man-made lakes, also called reservoirs . They serve several purposes, including flood control, supplying water for municipalities, irrigating crops and generating electric power.
So where can you find your Large-mouth?
Early Spring Through Spawning is the time when fish stays at back end of shallow, brushy creek arms. When the water warms to the lower 60s in spring, male Large-mouths move into the shallow to begin building their nests. They normally nest in a bay or along a shoreline that is sheltered from the wind and around weedy or woody cover.
Late Spring and Summer fish moves to main lake points adjacent to the old river channel. Another location could be bends and intersections in the old river channel or in deep creek channels. As they are more in open area they like to hang out around humps with standing timber or submerged weeds. You should also check timbered flats.
Early Fall moves the fish again to back ends of creek arms because, as previously said, water is drained from the lake so conditions are much different than in the summer.
Late Fall and Winter doesn’t leave too much water in the lake and bass moves to deep main-lake points or to main river channels.
Whatever the time of the year if you know the rules of the mother nature you will be in good position to catch that big one, that you are bragging your friends about. Change your Large-mouth Bass Tactics according to season and try different techniques that might give you best results.