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Anantha Patel

Open Water Soft Plastic

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  1. 1. Which one is best?

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I have this lake nearly that is almost devoid of vegetation, yet has no rocks/structure. Only reeds to the side. I throw search baits such as spinnerbaits and cranks, but what soft plastic should I use?

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I'd try a big worm culprit is my favorite. But there are so many it's really just preference  . Oversized worm. T rigged. Zoom has a nice one called ol monster 

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I would go with a six inch worm . Mid size balances well with my gear and I'm just comfortable with it . . I wouldnt be skimpy on weight and am not a follower of using as light a weight possible . A 3/16th , 1/4 or 5/16 ounce weight on a skinny  six inch   worm and you can cover a lot of water . 

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Reeds usually grow in mud in water less than 8' deep. Every lake and pond has structure called the bottom. My question is how do you know the bottom is smooth mud everywhere outside of the reed edge?

Bass may have no reason to be away from cover in this lake or pond if there isn't anything to provide a prey source, so dragging a C-rig or a T-rig could be a waste of time, unless you are trying to find isolated rocks, stumps etc.

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

Reeds usually grow in mud in water less than 8' deep. Every lake and pond has structure called the bottom. My question is how do you know the bottom is smooth mud everywhere outside of the reed edge?

Bass may have no reason to be away from cover in this lake or pond if there isn't anything to provide a prey source, so dragging a C-rig or a T-rig could be a waste of time, unless you are trying to find isolated rocks, stumps etc.

Tom

From what I can feel, there is a bit of structure on the bottom as TINY pockets of weeds. The bottom is muddy with a bit of gravel mixed in. They are small and isolated. I heard that jigs work well on open bottom. However, there are points, holes in the bottom, dropoffs.

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31 minutes ago, Anantha Patel said:

From what I can feel, there is a bit of structure on the bottom as TINY pockets of weeds. The bottom is muddy with a bit of gravel mixed in. They are small and isolated. I heard that jigs work well on open bottom. However, there are points, holes in the bottom, dropoffs.

My man, the only place jigs don't work is on dry land.

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