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The mo game and wildlife had a man-made lake that I fish out of that is completely covered in thick submerged grass and Lily pad, that I can't figure out what bait works the best. I have tried frogs a lot and it just doesn't seem like its the money bait for that place. Do you guys what I should try. 

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Have you considered punching through the grass with a heavy weight and a creature type bait? 

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Swim jigs, maybe chatterbait. Weightless plastics in holes.

Also buzzbait

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Try and find the Judas Bass with a Texas Rigged worm and then go back with a spinnerbait or frog and see if the worm bass activated the rest of em.

 

Ripping a lipless isn't a bad choice either.

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I forgot to mention it's gets about 10ft in some spots and the grass goes all the way to the surface of the water and also I'm in a 'yak so it's kinda hard to see holes without being right on top of it. 

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27 minutes ago, Missouri Rigging said:

I forgot to mention it's gets about 10ft in some spots and the grass goes all the way to the surface of the water and also I'm in a 'yak so it's kinda hard to see holes without being right on top of it. 

Broomstick, 65lb braid, 1oz tungsten

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A bait that will allow you to fish both the matted and submerged weeds is a Zoom Ultravibe Speed Worm on a weighted hook like a 3/32oz Owner TwistLOCK Lightweight. You can buzz it slow or fast across the tops, or allow it to sink into the openings.  It's light enough that it won't bog down into the weeds and because of the profile, pops easily back to the surface.  I prefer a dark color like blackberry in the thick stuff because it contrasts nicely. You can opt for a G-Tail if there are a few inches of open water above the weed tops.  Either way, a good dousing of an oil based scent will help keep the weeds from sticking to your presentation.

No knowing the type of weed you're dealing with, it's difficult to recommend any particular punching set-up, but punching is likely the best presentation for most conditions.

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Buzzbait.

 

Mann's Minus One.

 

Jitterbug.

 

Popper.

 

Toad.

 

Frog.

 

Spinnerbait between the grass and pads in open water, if possible.

 

Unweighted trick worm Texas rigged.

 

Unweighted other plastics of your choice.

 

Dynamite if in Louisiana.

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I'll keep repeating this until it sinks in!

 

Quite fishing the grass & start fishing the structure under it!

 

Once you determine where, that will help determine with what.

 

In this video pay close attention at the 7.25 mark

 

 

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With submerged grass you have three options.

 

Fish over the top

Fish the edges

Fish under it

 

 

 

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I have a lot of luck with the Yum Swurm . It is a flat soft plastic so i figure  it  sort of skims across the top of the stuff easier than others . i dont  really know if it works any better  than other soft plastics  or  not  but it catches a lot of big bass for me . I  rig it with the biggest, heaviest worm hook i have "not an EWG"  because when I catch a big bass it   comes enveloped in several lbs of vegetation . I just plop it along , pausing in holes and thin spots . Sometimes I can plop it in place and that really gets the big girls angry .

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I’ve done really well in situations like that running a weedless swimbaitblike a skinny dippers on a weighted swimbait hook

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On 3/8/2019 at 2:45 PM, Missouri Rigging said:

The mo game and wildlife had a man-made lake that I fish out of that is completely covered in thick submerged grass and Lily pad, that I can't figure out what bait works the best. I have tried frogs a lot and it just doesn't seem like its the money bait for that place. Do you guys what I should try. 

Chatterbait and lipless up on top of the grass. Let them sink down into the grass and rip them out. Seems hard to catch fish on the finesse approach if punching isn't your thing so good weather conditions for active fish seems very important 

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