Go Fish with Chuck Martin
The hot, humid “dog days” of July and August can be tough times to fish. The fish are there, but they just don’t seem to cooperate, so you have to adjust.
Some of it may be due to the sheer abundance of food in many area lakes. The shad will gather in thick schools and swim just under the surface. When bass, white bass and wipers feed on them, you can sometimes have a ball by fishing surface lures in the area.
But they aren’t always feeding, so you might have to adjust, such as by going to a smaller lure.