Lowrance Screenshot Interpretation | Bass Feeding on Baitfish | Rock Formations That Attract Smallmouth and More with Brandon Card
The reason that I know the bass are feeding on baitfish is the streaks up the screen. Streaks mean that the bass are swimming fast and chasing something. All the tiny red arches and dots are medium sized baitfish
Lowrance Screenshot Interpretation | Fish Postitioning in Seasonal Temperature Changes | Shallow for Aggressive Feeders
As late summer gives way to cooler fall temperatures, many of the larger lakes and rivers cool down dramatically. It’s not uncommon to see the water temp warm as much as 8 degrees throughout the day, but be sure to pay attention to which parts of the lake are warmer than others.
2017 Bassmaster Classic champion Jordan Lee spends hours at a time idling while looking at his Lowrance units.
With a very long winter, many of our lakes just recently broke free of ice. Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho has been free of ice for a good period of time, but flooding and muddy water has been present for several weeks. With access limitations to the chain lakes, I hit the main lake in search of smallmouth bass. As you can see, the water temperature was in the low 40s; but these kokanee, or chinook, were hanging around 30-feet of water. In most cases, catching smallmouth around these schools is possible, but I found many schools of salmon that simply did not create enough interest for bass altogether. As a general rule though, find the baitfish like this and find the smallmouth.