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When I hit my local pond I usually get to the spot about 5:30AM. This gives me 15 minutes to get ready and check things out. At sunrise the bite turns on and the bass start to really feed along the shoreline until about 7:30-8:00. the bite then turns off until about 6:00 in the evening. This lake has thick hydrilla all around the edges that goes out about 6 feet. I just want to know what happens to those bass after the bite stops and it starts to warm up? fishing the hydrilla has proven unsuccessful so far. Should I be casting to the middle of the pond and fishing bottom?

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They go to their couches..

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17 minutes ago, RHuff said:

They go to their couches..

I wish. Be easier to catch them. I Have been plugging the hydrilla all day and not one bite.

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I find the bass in North texas ponds hug the bottom during the day. Just what I observe.

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12 minutes ago, Kyhokie said:

I find the bass in North texas ponds hug the bottom during the day. Just what I observe.

Thanks. I just got a new jig so Tomorrow I will see if I can make anything happen.

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Usually when all else fails its best to slow down. Hop a jig along the bottom. Flip a creature or craw bait in the gaps of the weeds. Maybe if you drop somethingon their head they will bite for desert. 

Have you tried a wacky senko or a shakey head a long the edges?

I'm thinking slow and bottom during this phase where the bite slows down.

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17 minutes ago, RHuff said:

Usually when all else fails its best to slow down. Hop a jig along the bottom. Flip a creature or craw bait in the gaps of the weeds. Maybe if you drop somethingon their head they will bite for desert. 

Have you tried a wacky senko or a shakey head a long the edges?

I'm thinking slow and bottom during this phase where the bite slows down.

Edges are all hydrilla out to about 6 feet. Someone else told me to rig a fluke and let it sink into the holes so I will be trying that and a jig. I want to try a shaky head but we have no tackle store in Crestview and the only walmart has no jig heads with screws or the "spot remover style". I need to order some spot removers or go across the Alabama line and get some from that Walmart.

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Sounds very similar to the lake I live on. I've had luck recently casting far out and working a swim bait really slow along the bottom as well as senko's or trick worms dead sticked or really slow. yesterday evening around 6pm I got 3 fish on a swim bait 1, 1.5, 2 lb. approx., 2 were relating to hydrilla near shore but in the deeper sections and one was far out.

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When my bite gets really tough in the heat of the day I like to throw a weightless t-rigged senko into the gaps of the weeds and let it flutter down to the bottom. Give it a twitch like a jerkbait when its on bottom and that drive the bass nuts. If nothing hits it, reel up and flip it again. Caught many bass in 90 degree weather at 2 in the afternoon doing this. Also, jigs work really well but i get tired of pulling weeds off the bait lol 

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I fish virtually same conditions , tons of hydrilla 6-10ft out with some lillies mixed in. i stake 20 yds. out and cast to the shadow of the treeline. Primarily using weedless Texas rig dropping in between the holes and sometimes a noisy topwater frog in the late evening. I feel like the hotter the weather the more you have to work for their attention. 

 

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Let us know how it works out

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Go earlier or stay after dark, mid day summer pond bass fishing isn't easy.

Tom

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36 minutes ago, WRB said:

Go earlier or stay after dark, mid day summer pond bass fishing isn't easy.

Tom

But can be rewarding

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Is your jig getting to the bottom?  The weeds are thick in some places this time of year and you may need to punch with a heavy weight and small compact creature???

 

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5 hours ago, GORDO said:

When my bite gets really tough in the heat of the day I like to throw a weightless t-rigged senko into the gaps of the weeds and let it flutter down to the bottom. Give it a twitch like a jerkbait when its on bottom and that drive the bass nuts. If nothing hits it, reel up and flip it again. Caught many bass in 90 degree weather at 2 in the afternoon doing this. Also, jigs work really well but i get tired of pulling weeds off the bait lol 

What kind of work hook do you use for the Sinko? I have the straight worm hooks and the wide gap ones.

11 minutes ago, Angry John said:

Is your jig getting to the bottom?  The weeds are thick in some places this time of year and you may need to punch with a heavy weight and small compact creature???

 

Well the problem is i just pull up a clump of grass every time. The entire jig covered in grass.

1 hour ago, WRB said:

Go earlier or stay after dark, mid day summer pond bass fishing isn't easy.

Tom

What would you use in the dark? Never fished for bass at night. I thought they became lethargic at after dark?

4 hours ago, RHuff said:

Let us know how it works out

I will be leaving here at 5:00am I will let you guys know tomorrow how it goes. The sinko sounds like a good idea.

4 hours ago, YakPirate said:

I fish virtually same conditions , tons of hydrilla 6-10ft out with some lillies mixed in. i stake 20 yds. out and cast to the shadow of the treeline. Primarily using weedless Texas rig dropping in between the holes and sometimes a noisy topwater frog in the late evening. I feel like the hotter the weather the more you have to work for their attention. 

 

How slow are you working that Texas rig? dead slow?

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Punching setups focus on heavy cover and should not bring back a clump.  Try a bait like the zoom superhawg.

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12 hours ago, Jonathan Evans said:

What kind of work hook do you use for the Sinko? I have the straight worm hooks and the wide gap ones.

Well the problem is i just pull up a clump of grass every time. The entire jig covered in grass.

What would you use in the dark? Never fished for bass at night. I thought they became lethargic at after dark?

I will be leaving here at 5:00am I will let you guys know tomorrow how it goes. The sinko sounds like a good idea.

How slow are you working that Texas rig? dead slow?

super slow, using a 4in. power worm on a bent shank 4.0 hook weedless , 1/8oz. bullet weight./ heavier depending on the density of the hydrilla.   jig, jig, pause........usually get them on the fall.  you should not be mowing the lake bottom with this setup.   

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I've had luck texas rigging a RageTail and working it like a jig on the bottom. The fish seem to be few and far between, but it works better than anything else

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Personal I'm gonna flipping, pitching, or punching that hydrilla!

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13 hours ago, Jonathan Evans said:

What kind of work hook do you use for the Sinko? I have the straight worm hooks and the wide gap ones

I always have a plastics rod and a jig rod on my boat. I personally use 4/0 EWG by gamagatsu, I like my senkos weightless and t-rigged. Catt posted a great set up for grass as well!

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Texas Rigged Jig! ;)

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Catt, How do you make a Texas rigged jig? I'm going to post this question in the Fishing Tackle section of this forum so as not to hijack this thread. Please tell me everything there. I'm very intrigued...

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My only question is why are you waiting for the bite to turn on. I would be throwing a buzz bait as soon as I got there lol

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1 hour ago, Bass Turd said:

Catt, How do you make a Texas rigged jig? I'm going to post this question in the Fishing Tackle section of this forum so as not to hijack this thread. Please tell me everything there. I'm very intrigued...

I'll search & find a previous thread

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9 hours ago, Rhino68W said:

My only question is why are you waiting for the bite to turn on. I would be throwing a buzz bait as soon as I got there lol

I have the strike king buzz bait. I assume it would get hung on the hydrilla because it is so high. Do you mean casting it out past the hydrilla and working back in? I didn't even think about it until you said something. I just bought it a few weeks ago and forgot I had it. Some people say they do not like the strike king buzz baits.

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