Topwater fishing action is as hot as the weather right now!
It was a hot evening to fish with the temperature 90+ degrees and still air. We got to fish for about 3 hours from roughly 5pm until dark (around 8:15pm). We caught 20 largemouth bass between 4 anglers.
We were fishing in a series of private ponds near Mason Springs in Charles County. The action started right away as largemouth bass eagerly took topwater baits (poppers) fished slowly over grass. With both the air and water temperature high, I would not have anticipated such explosive action on topwater baits.
Also productive were soft body bass assassin minnow bodies fished weightless and a single worm hook. This setup can be challenging to cast, but with a weedless presentation they worked great allowing an angler to easily work through the thickest grass and fish the holes thoroughly. This presentation is a great cross over for a topwater bait when the grass gets thick.
The largest fish of the evening was a healthy largemouth bass weighing in at roughly 2.5-3lbs. Most of the fish caught were in the 1-1.5lb class.
Remember, when the weather is hot like it is right now be sure to return your fish to the water quickly and be certain it is in a revived state before releasing.
Don't let this hot weather slow you down - get out and fish! Tight lines...