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Having Trouble Fishing A Eutrophic Lake

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This weekend, I will be fishing a 100 acre lake shaped like a rectangle. It is man made and has an average depth of 6 feet, with a max depth of 15 feet. There is a dam on one end with rocks. The other end has grass. Got some bites on the frog there last night. the past couple of days it has been in the high 80s. I think the water is around 70*. along the bottom of the lake is thick weeds that get caught in everything. I think I'm post spawn because i got zero bites along the bank. Any advice is great.

 

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The Fl. lakes I fish average 5 ft. deep and shallower with allot of aquatic vegetation, below are my prime must have baits.

1. Stick bait Texas rigged with a 1/16  pegged bullet weight.

2.Pop-R

3. Swimming worm "Cut-R" rigged with a 1/8  pegged bullet weight.

4. Carolina rig floating worm or lizard.

5. Spinner Bait "Chart and white"

6. Square bill Crank bait "KVD 1.5" Only runs about 2-3  foot deep.

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1 hour ago, You_Only_Live_Once_Fishing said:

thanks, do you have any advice on keeping the 1.5 from getting caught in the weeds?

 

If the weeds are that thick that you cannot fish a 1.5 then fish a swim bait instead.

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I fish a place that is very similar. Frogs and when those aren't working been really like Kietech Swing Impact fats on a 5/0 swimbait hook with the screw on, running it through weeds has been getting me some decent bites and its pretty  weedless

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I'd try a chatter bait.

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Try an unweighted white stick worm - work it over weeds letting it drop in openings

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I normally think of eutrophic in terms of natural lakes aging process where  oligotrophic is youngest, mesotrophic is middle age and eutrophic being old age nearly comply silted in and weed choked, before becoming a meadow.

Your man made impoundment doesn't fall into eutrophication, probably closer to mesotrophic class for natural lakes. 

Study the aquatic plants that make up the weeds in your lake. LMB bass have preferences and usually like to be able to swim freely through tunnels, under mats and avoid thick dense growth underwater, what is floating on top doesn't affect them it only provides a roof.

Surface weedless lures like Johnson spoons, frogs/toads, weightless worms, T-rigged worms, swim jigs, punch rigged soft plastics all work.

Tom

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