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Someone Please Explain This To Me?

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Alright, so me and a buddy were shore fishing a 900 acre reservoir. I'm the bass fisherman and he is the trout fisherman. We had some pretty severe rain for the past 2-3 days with thunder and lightning, the water was a little high and more murky for being a pretty clear lake. I could not them to bite on anything but a jig here and there. It was a very slow day but it seemed like they wouldn't bite anything but a bubblegum pink colored trout worm (wacky rigged with a size 8 hook) on the fall with no "action" in shallow water near the shore, so i got out-fished by a trout worm. Any thoughts as to why the bite was so odd?

 

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Some days they just a more finesse approach. The small worm seemed to fit the bill. And with the stained water, that color stood out better is all.

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Some days they just a more finesse approach. The small worm seemed to fit the bill. And with the stained water, that color stood out better is all.

Too bad i didnt have any small bubblegum worms, i tried a limetreuse trick worm, but they weren't having any of that.. haha

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THANKS A LOT! You just gave away one of my favorite tricks for pressured water and finicky fish! I have a bunch of 4" pink trout worms I bought for catching those big yellow perch on Lake Cascade in Idaho. I discovered by accident that they are killer for pressured and finicky bass here on Eufaula Lake. Haven't tried rigging them wacky, though. Thanks for the idea.

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Rain washes bugs and worms into the lakes, rivers, and streams. Fish will usually go shallow to feed on these small insects and worms. A small worm imitation is KILLER after big rains. No action makes perfect sense since the worms that get washed into the lakes are usually dead. 

 

After the first fish or two I would have switched to a wacky rigged finesse or drop shot worm. 

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Don't forget the wacky drop shot rig with 3-inch pink Senkos.

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