Find a variety


Try to have some variety within those offshore locations, too. What I mean by that is, don’t try to fish six long, gradual sloping points and decide offshore fishing isn’t for you. Instead, fish a few long sloping points, a couple steep points, a hump and a creek channel ledge. By mixing it up, you’ll rule out structure types the bass aren’t keying on, and eventually you’ll find the areas they are using.

Recently I’ve been reminded a good offshore spot doesn’t necessarily have to be “deep”. Bass happily set up on off-the-bank structure in three to eight feet of water throughout the summer months as long as they have access to deep water nearby. Current, wind, water clarity and time of day are all key factors when fishing offshore and should be taken into account when looking for key places.