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  • Hot Weather Bass

    The hot temperatures across the state have many outdoorsmen taking a break from fishing, but the anglers aren't the only ones hiding from the heat. The fish do it too, by being less active during the hottest part of the day. This makes it tough on those who brave the blazing sun, but anglers who focus on the early morning and late evening hours are still finding plenty of success.

    Borden's Allen Moore prefers fishing in the evening when the heat of the day is finally giving way to cooler temperatures. The bass are on the prowl, finally cooled off and looking for a meal in the last moments of daylight.

    Pond fishing appeals to Moore this time of year because he can wait until the last minute, hit the water when the fish are most active, and get back home in time for a late supper. Spinning gear with 6-pound test line gives him plenty of casting range to cover water quickly, and adds to the challenge when a decent bass is fooled by his No. 3 Mepps Aglia spinner.

    Brian Cope
    SC Sportsman Field Reporter