1. GO SUPER EARLY, OR GO SUPER LATE If you want to know when to go bass fishing in the late summer, you need to get out on the water before sunrise. This is key. If you can’t do this, try to go more around dusk. The cooler periods of the day are the best times for bass fishing. For beginners, this is the foundation tip you should beware of. 2. THE WATERS YOU CHOOSE ARE SUPER IMPORTANT RESERVOIRS that are either thick with vegetation, or that are relatively deep are a great start. Consider ponds, lakes as well. The vegetation gives more oxygen to the area which the bass needs as temperatures go up throughout the day. Also, the deeper water is usually colder. So as the temperatures go up, the bass will slowly move deeper into the water. 3. BEGIN AT SHALLOW WATER, THEN MOVE TO DEEPER ONES You should start in the shallow during the early parts of the morning, then slowly but surely move into the deeper waters as the air and water temperatures rise during the day. It’s time to expand your mind when it comes to where to fish. The deeper you go in the middle of the day, the more likely you are to get a bite or two. 4. USE A TOPOGRAPHIC MAP OR A CONTOUR MAP When you are learning how to fish, one of the most helpful things you can do is to use a contour map. This will help to locate different structure in the deeper waters. The map is really useful for late summer fishing trips for bass, when the very warm weather forces the fish to areas that are deeper, where the water is cooler for them. This map will help you find helpful clues and insights the area you are currently fishing in. Pay attention to any types of channels, submerged points, humps, flats and rock piles, 5. GET OUT YOUR SOFT PLASTIC RIGS CRANKBAITS AND SPINNERBAITS Make sure you take your deep-diving baits, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic rigs as well. Early in the day in the shallower waters, use the Texas-rigged or Carolina-rigged soft plastic worms. However, you will then need to bring out the deep-diving crankbaits and to help in the deeper areas of the water as the day progresses and the hot temperatures rise.