Hot Bass Fishing in the Summer Heat

Justin Edwards gives some tips for bass fishing in the summer heat while sharing this video of some great hot weather bass catches.

About Justin Edwards

My dad got me into fishing at a pretty young age. Growing up in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia offered plenty of outdoor activities for a growing young man. I was an outside kid and the mountains were my escape from reality.

I targeted catfish in the summer nights off the James river. Smallmouth bass in the local lakes and ponds during the spring/summer. Trout in the mountains which offered plenty of beautiful, secluded creeks during the winter. Pike which always hung out near the papermill plant and carp with our homemade oatmeal balls soaked in Dr. Pepper.

I found the deeper in the woods and mountains I went, the bigger my catches. I would go so far out away from civilization. All I wanted was to be off the grid as far as possible. The mountains always called and I always went.

When I turned 17, I committed to the army. Then as soon as I graduated at the age of 18, I left Virginia to spend the next 6 years of my life serving my country. I never stopped fishing though. Didn't get to fish as much, but would always sneak away with buddies to fish bodies of water on the different bases. As soon as my contract ended I knew one term was enough for me. I got out and decided to move to Florida because I had always wanted to live there. Figured might as well just do it. I found a job and immediately wasted no time hitting the water.

Florida was alot different then the mountains of VA. Not just because of the hundreds of thousands of people, but there was so many places to fish! I fished salt and fresh. I fished lakes, ponds, rivers, bays and channels. So many places to fish! And so many species!

I have been in Florida for 5 years now and have caught some amazing fish. I make it a point to go atleast twice a week. Fresh water and salt water. I have learned so much and caught some monsters! The more I go, the more I Iearn and better I get.

I have a jon boat that I restored and a canoe (which is my favorite because it really will take you off the grid) I love going deep into the gator infested swamps. Far away from everything. The silence is beautiful. I dont spend a fortune in gear. I use regular rods and reels. I keep it simple. I dont use fish finders or anything like that and I am always succesful. I love to fish as primitive as possible. It's more of a challenge that way. I live for that. I learn by trial and error. I study my surroundings and remember what works and when it works. I enjoy teaching others what I have learned so that they may continue this amazing activity. Fishing is my life and always will be.