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How to tell “punchable” grass

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Sooo my lake where I usually fish seems to have a lot more weeds than usual,they are poking out the top of the water and it’s covers. Whole back flat area where I usually catch fish. Last year it was submerged but now it seems to be all on top.  I can’t tell if it’s just slop on top or if it’s rly weeds grown threw .. how can you tell if it’s punchable grass so I can just get threw and in the bass I usually catch. Or just overgrown weeds 

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I look for what's under the grass first, this tells me where to start. Then I look at the grass itself for indication of what's under it. 

 

Thick matted areas usually indicates shallower water while sparse grass indicates deep water.

 

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Do you know what type of grass it is?  For example, flipping eel grass is a waste of time in my opinion because there won't be any space under it.  Something like hydrilla will have scattered grass underneath the mat so there will be openings as long as it's in say 3 foot of water.  Something like hyacinth or water cabbage is a floating plant so as long as there's around a foot and a half or so underneath fish would be able to move around no problem.

 

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I would say it’s hydrilla or hyacinth. It’s in water between 3-10 feet. I’ll take a picture and post it

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If you know your lake well enough to know where the structure is then understand you already know where the "punchable" grass is!

 

The only thing the grass did was add cover to the structure!

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10 hours ago, Catt said:

If you know your lake well enough to know where the structure is then understand you already know where the "punchable" grass is!

 

The only thing the grass did was add cover to the structure!

Ok that makes sense. I do know it then, guess I should go grab some 1 oz weights 

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Living in the northeast members who fish there can help you.

You need to take some and learn the following types of aquatic plants growing where you fish.

Starting from shallow water and working out to deeper water the common plants are;

Wild rice

lily pads

Elodea

Reeds

Nitella

Chara

Tabacco

Milfoil

Carbomba

Vallisneria

Curly cabbage

Broad leaf cabbage 

Coontail

Skunk weed

Everthing else is junk weeds

Enjoy your research.

Tom

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9 minutes ago, WRB said:

Living in the northeast members who fish there can help you.

You need to take some and learn the following types of aquatic plants growing where you fish.

Starting from shallow water and working out to deeper water the common plants are;

Wild rice

lily pads

Elodea

Reeds

Nitella

Chara

Tabacco

Milfoil

Carbomba

Vallisneria

Curly cabbage

Broad leaf cabbage 

Coontail

Skunk weed

Everthing else is junk weeds

Enjoy your research.

Tom

Sweet thank you that helps a lot.  As I have only bass fishes for couple years I still am learning as much as I can.  

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