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When Bass Aren't Committing

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Was bank fishing today at a small local lake.  Had a small pike follow my frog but not hit.  Had a 1-2 pound largemouth swipe at my 1/2oz spinnerbait twice (trailer hook would have nabbed him, but too many weeds).  Had a couple good size and a few smaller chase down swimjigs/soft plastic swimbaits, and frog, but they wouldn't strike.

 

Was fishing in a cove with timber and grass that wind was blowing into.  Saw a few good bass patrolling.  I even 3 smaller bass jump completely out of water for bugs. 

 

Water was a light tea color and it was sunny all day.  I had a 20lb flouro w/ 7 mh rod.  I didn't have many small top water lures and the ones I did aren't effective with my setup.

 

Any ideas?

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Sounds like something a little slower would have been a good option or maybe a slight color change. You had their attention but something wasn't quite right for them to commit. Sounds like a fluke may have been a good option for you with the fairly clear water and fish chasing but not quite committing on other moving baits. 

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MEGAStrike

 

 

 

 

 

I dont use it a lot but the other day I was just getting nips no takers. Fish after fish just tap then nothing. This went one for a few hours its around noon so I had tube of MEGA Strike in my bag got it out spread it on my Palm Tree and 2 casts later fish on felt tap waited felt another tap and tug  got it. Followed with a few more fish only thing I changed was the use of scent. Not sure how it would work with moving presentation but it helped me on the non-commiting fish this day.

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Just sounds like a slow day to me. Try again another day on different part of the day, or when the outside conditions are different, for example after a storm or on a very cloudy day. Those changes seems to change the mood of an entire body of water. When the ecosystem comes alive, so do the bass. Summers have a tendency to shut things down.

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Add some JJs magic to your plastics. Best scent out there. Stays on your baits for hours and strong. Just dont get it on your hands lol.

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She committed!  (No JJs)

 

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