Best Lure For Pressured Fish
Posted May 06 2012 - 08:54 PM
I can see my bait swim right in front of them with no reaction. I only had plastics with me but neither produced. Tried all of them and varied the presentation, just a nibble every so often. What would have nailed a fish?
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Posted May 07 2012 - 03:26 PM
But I've never tried a drop shot from the shore, it always seemed strange to fish a vertical rig horizontally.
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Posted May 08 2012 - 02:23 PM
are not always handled the same. A sudden temperature drop typically puts bass down,
not necessarily in deeper water but directly on bottom in the current water column.
In this situation, smaller lures and slower deliveries are the best we can do.
Dealing with pressured fish though, is quite different.
I've fished much of my life in New Jersey, which is the most densely populated state in the union.
I've had my bellyfull of overpressured, overharvested waters, but here's a couple things that work:
1) Fish something different, not necessarily small or slow, but "different"
Hit the area tackle shops and ask them about the hottest lures (strike them all OFF your list)
2) Fish at night after the splashabouts are off the water.
Some Jerseyites may recall the Knee-Deep club on Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
They routinely produced remarkable stringers in midsummer by fishing after dark.
Posted May 08 2012 - 06:59 PM
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