I now have access to two or three nice sized strip pit lakes/ponds and four or five smaller strip pit ponds here in my party of Indiana. These are part of the local chapter of the Izaak Walton League, I joined a few weeks ago. I have a canoe to use on these strip pits too.
I have mostly done bank fishing at a big state park reservoir and a small city park pond. So these strip pits at Izaak Walton are new to me.
The water is very clear and there's a ledge that runs out five or ten feet then it drops down deep. I was told my another member that the water is clear on the lakes and it can be hard to get the big bass to bite.
Are there any good secrets or hints when it comes to fishing deep strip pit lakes for bass? Do bass usually hang out on-top of the ledges in shallow water, near the ledges, at the bottom of ledges, or in the middle of lakes
in deep water?
The shallow parts also have weeds growing under the water. When I fished from my canoe for the first time yesterday my Texas rigged plastic worm kept getting caught in the weeds when I would cast in the very shallow
parts. How do you fish those shallow weedy parts without getting hung up?
I'm a mostly plastic worm fisherman. Do crank baits work good in strip pits? Spinner baits? Etc...?