Bluegill and Bream
Next up on the bass’s menu are bluegill and bream (also known as sunfish). As the summer gets into full swing, most species of sunfish start to spawn. Sunfish spawn in the same locations as bass. When the shad spawn ends, summer bass begin to feed on spawning sunfish.
Bass feed on sunfish throughout this spawning cycle because sunfish drop their guard while actively spawning. As their spawning cycle comes to an end, the absent-minded sunfish are tired and weak, which makes them easy prey for bass. Seek out spawning sunfish to find an exceptionally large summer bass.