Woman: Oh, there you go. Glenn: Right there. Woman: Yeah, I saw that. Glenn: I was reeling it in. Woman: Yeah, I saw that. Glenn: Oh, goodness. Woman: Get him in the boat. That’s a nice fish. Look. . . Oh, I thought he threw it. Nicely done. Get him in the boat. Look at that. Glenn: Oh, and it fell out of his mouth. The General…Woman: Look at that fish. Glenn: Holy moly, that’s a good fish. Alright. Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResource. com. It’s summertime, dog days of summer. We’re looking at 100 degrees today. It is really warm and guess what?We’re catching quality fish up shallow andI want to talk to you a little about that. We’re using Senko-type baits to catch thesefish and I want to talk you through how we’redoing that, how we’re rigging it, what gearwe’re using, and then I’m going to show youa little bit about how we’re actually catchingthese fish. Okay, so let me talk to you a little bit aboutwhat we’re using today. Today we’re using Berkley PowerBait MaxScent,The General. It’s this puppy right here. And I’m fishing at basically three differentways. One of it is like this. This is just your typical weightless way offishing a Senko-type bait. Another way to fish it, which is very effective,is wacky-rigged. There’s a lot of different ways people wacky-rig,but for the most part, I just use what I’mfishing. There you go, now I’m wacky-rigged. It’s very straightforward, simple, easy todo. I use the equipment that I already have. I’m not a big fan of having one-trick poniesin my tackle box because I know there’s alot of different jigs you can get. There’s a lot of different hooks you can get. You can get certain bands that go around hereand tools to put the bands on and all thisstuff to rig, wacky-rig. I don’t do that, again, because it just cluttersup my tackle box because if I’m not fishingit this way, then I just got stuff in my tacklebox that I’m not using. So wacky-rig is just weightless, like, thisis how I’m fishing The General today. If I want to add a little weight to it, I’lljust put a little bullet weight in the frontand I’m good to go. Just repurpose stuff that I already have. There you go. Alright. Woman: Just like that. And I lost my General. Glenn: Yup. That doesn’t help. Woman: No. Ah, you little sucker. Got you right in the cheek. There we go. Glenn: The General strikes again. Woman: He’s a little guy, but I’ll take him. Glenn: Yeah. Woman: Acrobatics. Glenn: Another rig I’m using to get in thosethick bushes and cover where the fish arehiding this time of year is a Texas rig, TheGeneral. And here I’m using a quarter-ounce tungstenweight with a bobber-stopper in the front. I’ve got it rigged with Berkley FireLine Ultra8 30-pound line as a braid, so this is perfectfor fishing in that cover. It’s got lots of sensitivity, abrasion resistance,it’s really powerful, so I can fish in allthat cover and I don’t have to worry aboutmy line. That’s what I’m using and also I have thatrigged up on a seven-foot, medium heavy powerrod, with a fast-action tip. This is your workhorse kind of rod. There’s all kinds of manufacturers that makethem. Make sure you got a few of them in your boatbecause you can fish all kinds of lures onthem with it and this time we’re fishing thatTexas rig General. And on it, I have this reel. This is the Revo SX baitcasting reel. This is an awesome reel, smooth casting. Paired with this FireLine, you can cast reallyfar and it’s got over 24 pounds of drag, whichI really like because let’s face it, a lotof the baitcasters that come out today aresomewhere between 12 and 15 pounds of drag. This has 24 pounds. This is perfect for horsing those fish outof deep cover, back in the weeds, back inthe bushes, where you’re going to find them. You can get them out paired with this FireLine. This is a great combination that you can useto get all those fish out and now worry aboutbreaking them off or getting them wrappedup and not getting them out. So that’s what we’re using today. Now that I’ve shown you what we’re doing,how we’re rigging it, let me show you howto fish. There you go. Nice. They’re in here. Woman: Come here, you. Glenn’s getting the net. Come here baby, come here. Come here. Ooh, come on Glenn. Come on, Glenn. There we go. There we go. He’s got a sore on his tongue. Yeah, he does. Glenn: So the thing about summertime is inthe early morning and in the evening hours,the fish are gonna be shallow, they’re gonnabe roaming around and actively chasing baitfish. So you can catch them on fast-moving baitslike Topwater, such as buzz baits and poppersor you can fish them on the spinner baits,crankbaits, and you’re gonna catch fish doingthat. But when the sun gets really high and rightin the middle of the sky and you’ve got theseshadows, you can see it on my face, well,that’s when the fish bury up in the cover. And I know a lot of people think that thefish go out deep, they’re going to go fromsuper shallow, now they’re going to go 500yards out, even further to the deeper partsof the lake. The main points, the ledges, the humps, thechannels, that sort of thing. Well yeah, there’s a population of bass thatare out there that are that deep and you cancertainly fish them and catch them, but alot of those fish that are up shallow in themorning, they don’t go far. What they do is they bury themselves up inthis cover that’s right around nearby. Look around, see what’s in your lake. It could be docks. It could be logs. It could be down trees. It could be flooded bushes. It could be hydrilla, milfoil, any kind ofweed patches, such as the lily pads. That’s where the fish are gonna go and it’snot because they want to get out of the heator because they want to get out of the sun,but it’s because that’s where the baitfishgo to hide from their predators. And wherever you find that baitfish, that’swhere the bass are. If the baitfish move, the bass will go withthem all the time. And so this time of year you’re going to havea lot of those fry that are growing up, tryingto get big for the winter and they’re goingto be. . . Just go to a place where there’s a lot ofweeds. Go look. You’ll see all those little fry and littlebait fish running around in there, littlebluegill and whatnot. Well, if you see that, you can bet the bassare there too. So the key about fishing on bright sunny dayslike this is looking for the shadows. Not so much the sun, but where are the shadows?Because that’s where the bass are gonna setup shop, where they can ambush their prey. So say you’re fishing in a long line of docks,if one side of the docks is sunny and theother side is shady, just fish the shady side. You can be a lot more effective that way andbe more productive and get that whole stretchof docks in a lot shorter time and catch alot more fish because you’re not wasting anycasts on the sunny side. Same thing when you’re looking at weeds, whenyou’re looking at flooded bushes. Pay attention to where that bite is. I bet you it’s on the shady side. That’s the first cast that I always make ison the shady side. Now the two ways I’m doing it today is withthe weightless General and then also withthe Texas-rigged General to get in there. So I like to fish a lot with the weightlessbecause I like to get in and around the outsideof that cover before I go in deep. So I’ll be fishing that and see if I can’tentice them to come out and hit it, say forexample beaver huts. We have a lot of those in this lake and thosefish will be in there. You can entice quite a few out of them bycasting to the outside edges of that hut andthen we’ve you’ve caught those, go in withthe weighted Texas rig. And I like to use that to get in there andgo a little bit deep. Sink it down where they’re buried up insidethose nooks and crannies of that beaver hut. Same thing with the weeds. Get up there where they’re buried in there. You can use that with this weight. I’m not using a heavy, heavy weight. I’m not punching. I’m using an actually pretty light weightbecause what I like to do is once I get itin that cover, I like to work it real slow,real slow. Just throw it down there, let it hit the bottom,and then crawl it over the top so those limbsor those branches or if I’m in the weeds,crawl up through those weeds. If I get over a branch, like get that lineover the branch, I like to bring it up overthat branch and then just shake the bait justa little bit and then let it flutter rightback down. So I don’t need a real heavy weight to dothat, otherwise, it will just drop real fastand it won’t match the speed of how I’m fishingthe bait. Key thing during the summertime is when youcome up against a little spot where there’ssome weeds or a little patch of bushes ora string of docks, if you catch a fish offthat, stop and fish it again. Make sure you keep making casts to that becauseif there’s one bass there, it’s very likelythere’s quite a few. There’s probably a concentration of baitfishthere and there’s a whole wolf pack in therefeeding on them. So I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caughtmultiple fish out of the same exact spot duringthe summertime. They just congregate that way. So don’t…I see a lot of guys do this. They’ll catch a fish and by time they unhookthem and take pictures and all that stuff,they’ve drifted off the spot and then theyjust keep on going down the bay. Don’t be that guy. Turn around, come back to that spot whereyou just caught that fish and throw again,see if you can catch some more out of thatspot. This is why I have it rigged up a couple ofdifferent ways because I can catch them oneway and then if it’s not working or if I onlycatch a few off that, then I can flip overto this and flip it another way and catchsome more fish. You’d be surprised how that little changeof presentation you can pull a lot more fishout of the same exact spot. Woman: He thinks he’s big. Glenn: Good job. Woman: He thinks he’s big. He’s mad. Glenn: You can get him. Woman: He’s mad. Glenn: You got him hooked in the roof of themouth. Woman: I got him hooked somewhere. Right through the nose, I believe. Now you can do a snapshot because I got thebait. Glenn: There you go. Woman: Here you go. Glenn: Bring it right up to the camera. So anyway, that’s how I fish it during thesummertime. Just be prepared, summer’s all about takingadvantage of those opportunities. Be versatile. Pay attention to where those bites are andyou’ll catch a lot more fish. I hope those tips help. For more tips and tricks like this, visitbassresource. com.