Probably going to fish a mossy farm pond this weekend. This pond has been known to produce 15-25 LMB/hr in December by myself. Right now though...the water level is low, the grade out to center is shallow, thus I need to cast a mile in the wind and avoid the moss. At least 50yds.
Last weekend, I only caught 2x. That was on a 1/4oz Beetlespin. I was using my spinning gear that weekend and the Beetle was the biggest thing I had to chuck it way out there.
This time I'm going to go ahead and bring my baitcasting gear and normal bass baits, but I was wondering what you guys think will get them above the moss that they'll likely be hunkered down in.
I've got some floating jerks.
My Suspending Rat-L-Traps may be a little too light to be able to cast that far out.
If I put weight on any sort of plastic, it will be loaded with moss within the first 10feet of retrieve.
I have a few big spinnerbaits and Mepps #5's.
The best producers on this large pond are Silver Mepp's #4, Green stick worms, Beetlespin's.
Last weekend, I also tried some weightless plastics to try to keep above the moss, but I couldn't get them out far enough into the strike zone to reach the fish, and the wind was so horrendous that when the bait hit the water, the wind carried the bait rapidly sideways across the surface of the water to the other bank.