Know Your Stumps Better


I had made a lot of these changes to my presentations through experience already, but now that I’ve looked under there, it has gave me a batter understanding of why I needed to make those changes and why they have led to more catches.

I catch fish in the spring on stumps where bass might spawn casting plastics like Senkos. I catch fish off stumps in the summer where bass chase swimbaits and big worms and jigs. I catch bass off stumps in the fall working topwaters and spinnerbaits around them. I catch bass off stumps in the winter with crankbaits, jerkbaits, swimbaits and Alabama rigs. And a jig is good all year.

Stumps can fish well at various times of the year. Finding them in different parts of the lake like on main river flats, back in protected pockets, on points and along creek channels can all lead to good bass catches around stumps all year long.