Cooler temperatures have make for some great days of fishing. Shorter daylight hours but better fishing is a win win for me. There is less boat traffic because of hunters spending free time in the woods. Largemouth bass are feeding on fingerling shad and other small forage.
I, for one, am ready for some cooler weather! Cooler weather means bass will be feeding on small shad and other baitfish. Casting around chatterbaits can mimic those delicious morsels perfectly. I would have a white, sexy shad, black and blue or a golden shiner colored bait tied on. You can fish these baits around heavy cover, docks, riprap and other fishy areas.
It is definitely H-O-T on the Harris Chain of Lakes right now. This time of year can really be frustrating to some anglers. I try to curb potential for heat-induced frustration by focusing on shady spots, deep water, or areas with deeper water nearby. Dragging around a Carolina rigged soft plastic can really help you learn areas by feeling for structure on the bottom.
Fishing is hot just like the weather around the Harris Chain. Been having good luck fishing deeper water, say, over 8 feet. Deep diving crankbaits fished near hard bottom areas such as sand and shell bars have been holding fish in the deeper cooler water. Another hot bait to have tied on is some sort of soft plastic worm.