Don’t Overestimate Fish Movement


Anglers know there are plenty of reasons the bass don’t bite, and plenty of ways to try to change their minds. Casting techniques, lures, water temperature, weather, and many other factors come into play. Fish may go to deeper water, says Evinrude Pro Andy Morgan, but don’t overestimate how far bass will move.

088736_headline Photo by Kyle Wood Courtesy of FLWOutdoors

Don’t overestimate how far fish go when they move from where they were yesterday to where they are today. And don’t be surprised if tomorrow they might be back where they started from. Turn on your Lowrance and start idling around until you find them again. They might not bite on the same lures you caught them on before, but that’s something you’ve got to find out. That’s part of what makes fishing fun.

Photos: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (top); Kyle Wood, courtesy of FLW Outdoors (above)

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Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.