Lets get to understanding what Bass tend to due in summer time. Bass have finished spawning and have began to move to there summer time spots. In summer Bass like to be in the shade as much as they can. Look for docks weeds or big logs or trees that provide shade from the bank any thing a Bass can hide in or under. Bass don’t like direct sunlight it makes them feel unsafe. Bass in lakes will move deep on steeper walls and sharper dropping points on the main lake but will always be shallow early in the day. In summer Bass will tend to feed more on bait fish like shad,minnows and blue gill as well as baby bass so tend to use these colors in your approach. Try top waters early in the morning like Buzz baits, Spooks and Poppers to keep it simple and keep the frog around for fishing heavy weeds and cover. Ledge fishing also comes into play as well as offshore deep Island tops. Deep crank baits like a Norman dd-22 10″ power worms and Jigs will work on these offshore areas.
In bodies of water that have a dam that lets out water or in a Tidal system current will play a major roll in fish location. Bass will tend to stay near current for better food and oxygen or sometimes right in the middle of the current like a trout trying to stay cool!.