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Got on the water at daylight this morning.  Overcast & warm, mid 60's with a decent SW breeze.  I've been fishing many of the largest waters in my area in the new boat.  They are all Deep, Clear & for the most part void of any shoreline cover.  I've been struggling to put much together in the way of consistent bass action.  Been doing quite a bit of deeper techniques & presentations focusing on the deep weedline that's between 10 - 15 feet.  Had some success but I've expected more. 

 So today I decided to abandon that whole deal & fish shallower.  Trouble with that is much of the water less that 12 feet is completely void of weeds.  And I need weeds man - Bait holding, Bass holding weeds.  Coontail, Cabbage weed - something.  

Reviewed the map and started fishing big wind blown flats.  Used the side scan to help find the cover.  It worked.  There wasn't a ton of it, but it was there.  Just took a little "searching" electronically & visually.  Sunglasses helped too.   Threw all moving baits; mid-depth crank, squarebill, lipless & the star of the show ~ a spinnerbait.  All caught fish.  Which one depended on the depth.  But I got bit in 10 feet up to as shallow as 5 ft.   And the strikes were Thunderous.  I ended up taking the trailer hook off the spinnerbait - didn't need it.  They were choking it. 

All in all probably the best day so far in the Lund.  And it's funny, once I stopped fishing for bass like they were lake trout, the bite was on.  Who Knew.  A Bass is a Bass after all.

Going back tomorrow - Oh, and I'm not ?

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A-Jay

 

 

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Nice, I just started fishing big water from my kayak. Haven't boated anything yet.

Crazy seeing a smallie come smashing up the water from bottom to just stop and stare. Crystal clear water to 135'

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The quality of the fish you've been catching is awesome!  

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Nice looking boat, too!

 

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Thanks for the report. Think I'll fish river and shallow lake tomorrow.

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Nice quality fish, A-Jay!

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WTG A-Jay.  

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