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Pattern Bass in Changing Water Levels

Fluctuating water can wreak havoc on shallow bass fishing patterns, but it can also concentrate the bass in very specific depth zones throughout the fishery. As a general rule, bass tend to move with the water; if the water is rising, the bass usually position a bit shallower. Conversely, if the water is dropping, you can expect to find more activity further from the shoreline. Wired2Fish Editor Walker Smith shares an in-depth explanation that will help you become more successful when faced with fluctuating water. He discusses a systematic method for dissecting particular pieces of cover, proper presentations and the importance of stationary and secondary cover.