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i will be fishing a northern MA lake in a few weeks i will be fishing from a dock. water is gin clear about 20 feet legit. the bottom is sand, gravel and leaves. lots of bass, 12in or bigger. spring fed. caught them on a dropshot and swagger jig this year. i want to throw:

spook

jerkbait

dd crank

dropshot

texas rig

any help is great thanks

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I'm with you on all but the crank, never had much luck on one in really clear water except very early or late in the year.

 

Swimming a grub or Keitech would be another bait I'd add. 

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 I would add a shakey head and ol' ned ,especially if you don't have any wind or clouds.

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I fish clear northern lakes a lot. If you go with the texas rig keep your colors somewhat natural. I like t rigged yum dingers and I fish green pumpkin, watermelon red flake or sometimes something a bit brighter like watermelon pie. Anything thats close to green pumpkin or slightly translucent should be fine. I dont shy away from a little bit of yellow or orange however because one of the main forage species up north is the yellow perch. Northern bass tend to be more aggresive so a spook is also a great choice. I like to use then when the water is flat or slightly choppy in the morning or afternoon. I do best when the belly of the spook is a chrome color however I have had luck with white and even chartreuse.

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When I used to fish some gun clear strip pits that look a lot like what your fishing. I never had any lucky with topwaters. Most of my fish came on t rigged senkos (weightless), weighted rage claws/lobsters and drop shorting finesse worms and kietech easy shiners. Good luck out there!

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2x for natural colored keitech swimbaits.

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