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Hey guys,

My buddy took me to his local lake today in jersey and there was so much hydrillia from the banks going out into the lake. It was like un fishable. I couldn't throw not one lure without have globs of grass, but the water was crystal clear!!

And you can see bass everywhere up in the shallows of the banks. You can see big bass sitting on beds. And everytime I try to spot fish them, they didn't hit nothing. Why is that? I through all sizes and color worms and jigs. And even frogs.

And they were not interested at all.

What's your guys thoughts spot fishing and what works?

Thanks

Zildjian

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If your talking about casting to the ones of the beds then sometimes you just gotta keep trying with them sometimes you just have to tick them off enough. Try a salamander, craw or other creature bait just walking it slowly through the bed. Also I like throwing spinnerbaits when the waters this clear and running it past the fish you see. Good luck!

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Many think "bed" fishing is easy, I mean you can see em right and they are locked on a nest so how hard can they be to catch!

Bed fishing is probably the most difficult form of fishing because you can see em!

I would venture to say 8 out 10 anglers do not have patience required to catch bass of a bed.

I've spent 3 or 4 hours to get a single bass to take a lure & still not catch it ;)

So in reality all I suggest is patience & lots of it!

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I couldn't believe how hard it was for them to hit it. And they are big bass! I just walked the banks, and I found 3 beds each with one big bass on them. Everytime I walked over to one, the bass would swim off, then make a turn back and just stare at the bed. And when I would throw my trick worm or jig and walk on the bed or right in front of the bass's mouth it still wouldn't hit it.

I was getting so frustrated. I couldn't believe that I couldn't land any of them. Very shocked.

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Patience is certainly key. Also, keep a low profile and be as stealthy as possible. Lightest line for the situation, and try something very small, but keep a strong hook in the bait. Or go to the other side of things and flip a 5" creature bait on the nest. I'd also try a Mattlures U2 Bluegill....

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I hate sight fishing largemouth. For one, if they see you, game over, or your going to have to work your butt off and have more paitence than most to catch them. Bedding LM are can be tough, but the cruisers are the worst, some times it seems like the whole lake is up in shallow water just swimming around aimlessly, and, not only will they not bite anything, but they will swim as fast as they can to get away from what ever you are offering.

Bedding SM can be spooky, but generaly, they are alot easier and more willing. My biggest problem is seeing them, most years the big ones (SM) do not get up shallow on the lake I fish, but bed in 8-12 feet of water.

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if its a female more then likely she has not spawned yet if shes on the bed. the males guards the bed if there is eggs on it. play the new and full moon..................................

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I have luck with flukes, lizards and senkos

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I think you gave the answer to your non-success when you said you walked up on the beds and the fish swam away.

Mike

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