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What Would You Use In The Heat?

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From what little experience I have and what I've learned on here: drop-shot worm, t-rig and c-rig most of your soft plastics, slow rolling heavy spinnerbait, and the lipless crank. Also, don't neglect the shallows. Especially if your lake has weeds and moss near the banks. I learned that lesson yesterday. Oh, I didn't mean to leave out your jigs. You can pitch them to cover, but you can also work them like a t-rig in deep open water.

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I'm assuming you are fishing from shore? If so the best thing for you will be either a senko or a texas rigged 7" ribbon worm like a berkley power worm or a culprit worm, use about a 1/4oz weight on 10# line or so and you will catch fish.

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I'm assuming you are fishing from shore? If so the best thing for you will be either a senko or a texas rigged 7" ribbon worm like a berkley power worm or a culprit worm, use about a 1/4oz weight on 10# line or so and you will catch fish.

This post is right on the money

And to add a zoom trick worm works well from shore in the heat.

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When it's hot - fish at night.

:eyebrows:

A-Jay

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To me nothing beats a super spook around areas like that, make the fish come to you, or I like a top water frog across, what looks like lilly pads in the picture, but a spook at the edges and around the dock area first before I went deeper.

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If it were me the first thing I would throw would be an unweighted watermelon fluke.

Toss it out as far you can over the pads and let it sink.

Twitch, wait and twitch again...slow roll it to another hole and repeat.

Mike

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When it's hot - fish at night.

:eyebrows:

A-Jay

Exactly

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im just going by the picture you showed. The first bait that popped into my head is a ribbit frog or rage toad.

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My response is a bit unorthodox, if I'm fishing to catch fish in hot weather it's a senko or jig. However I do not fish to catch fish, that's a byproduct, I fish to have fun and for me it's a top water popper, I much prefer open water fishing. I fish from shore and I'm fan casting so I'm covering different depths. There is no question that I pass up a lot of fish, but I'm most happiest catching fish on my terms, not theirs.........I hate frogs, lol.

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10" Thumper, Black & Blue Fleck

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Early or late in day: Buzzbait, Hollowbody frog, Ribbit/Rage Toad, Fluke, etc. Try them and find out what the fish want. Nothing like a few explosions to start the day.

Mid day: T-rigged or shaky head worm. Start off with a 7" and try different colors.

I'm not much on cranks and spinners; I couldn't tell you when to fish them.

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Early or late in day: Buzzbait, Hollowbody frog, Ribbit/Rage Toad, Fluke, etc. Try them and find out what the fish want. Nothing like a few explosions to start the day.

Mid day: T-rigged or shaky head worm. Start off with a 7" and try different colors.

I'm not much on cranks and spinners; I couldn't tell you when to fish them.

I fish the same general strategy. I am curious as to what light condition/time do you consider the switch from top water/morning to t-rigged/midday setup for you all? Me personally been 5-6 to 6:15ish am on the top, then on when the sunlight is up I have better luck switching to a weightless fluke or worm. I only get to fish from whenever I get up until about 7 am now that the boy is in school. Just wondering if some of yall would fish top water the entire time?

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yep, i agree with a lot of people here.

unweighted fluke, senko (wacky rig) and a ribbit.

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I fish the same general strategy. I am curious as to what light condition/time do you consider the switch from top water/morning to t-rigged/midday setup for you all? Me personally been 5-6 to 6:15ish am on the top, then on when the sunlight is up I have better luck switching to a weightless fluke or worm. I only get to fish from whenever I get up until about 7 am now that the boy is in school. Just wondering if some of yall would fish top water the entire time?

I stop throwing top water when the hit/cast ratio becomes very small and I think I can do better on the bottom. This is not always at the same time of the day; I find the lunar cycle has a large effect on it.

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