If you’re anything like me, one of the first things your eye naturally wanders to when looking to target offshore summer bass is islands, as many of which do indeed cough up good hot-weather action. The thing is, just because you’ve found an island doesn’t mean it’ll fish. There’s actually a lot to consider. First of all, the size of an island can tell you a lot about its bass fishing personality. Most times a small island may not be able to support a substantial population of fish and forage. That being said, a smart bass angler understands a small island may be good for a short fishing stop, but never falls too in love with it. Just like if you’ve ever vacationed on a small island, the solitude of the sanctuary sounds great, but the lack of amenities gets old quick. A large island—lets say longer and wider than a few football fields—is more likely to support its own ecosystem that offers protection, has multiple transitions, and plenty of food all summer.