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Hey guys i'm fishing my first tournament with my uncle, just to see how I like it, and need advice on how im gonna tackle this lake, its familiar to me so that helps.

 

my Uncle has almost no Bass fishing experience besides the handful of times he has went with me although he is a experienced saltwater fisherman with his own 24 foot Striper series boat , he has been practicing using a baitcaster and will be using all my rods except for the combo he bought which has the same reel I will equip him with on all the baitcast rods i will set up for him which will help., with a couple spinning outfits also.

 

this is my approach to the lake and tournament, what do you think?

 

 

 

Me  from first bait to use to last depending on structure/cover

1.       Search bait: fat Impact on 1/8 weedless jig head

2.       Vegetation or reeds: Spinnerbait

3.       Wood cover: Frog

4.       Vegetation or reeds: Fat Ika

5.       Sparse cover or after partner misses bite:  throw senko to missed bite area

6.       Power search bait: LV500

 

 

Uncle from first bait to use to last depending on structure/cover

1.       Search bait: Weedless Underspin

2.       Vegetation or reeds: Chatterbait

3.       Wood cover:  Ned Rid or finesse jig

4.       Sparse cover or after partner misses bite: throw Fluke to missed bite area.

5.       After partner finds aggressive bass on LV500 or Spinnerbait: Drop shot, if no weeds and cover is present, if cover or weeds are present fish a finesse jig

 

Always use the bait #1 at each spot before switching to cover/structure specific baits, we will try to target the aggressive fish in the area first, then slow down or fish location specific baits next.

Partner fish the same bait number as the other partner:  For example if Uncle is fishing  #2 on his list, I will fish my #2 bait, all of this is dependent on cover/structure.

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A lot of advice is gonna depend on where you are fishing and what stage the bass are in. I'd say you at least have a decent plan. Just be open minded and let the fish tell you what they want. 

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This particular body of water is not very deep, about 15 feet in the main channel, alot of lay downs, tules, some sparse Lily pads are coming back up, the water temp last time I checked last week was around 57 degrees by noon, 52 in the morning, and about 1.5 to 2 feet of visibility due to recent rains.

 

The lake is in California.

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