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Nothing Except Jerkbait Working (What can I do?)

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I live in OKC, been fishing the same few local ponds for the last 3 weeks with little luck. I've caught 3 baby dinks on a chartreuse and a sexy shad jerkbait. Jerking it somewhere between a medium-mediumfast speed, nothing crazy.

 

Water temperature in the larger lakes nearby were at 55 when I began, now around 60. I'm assuming a pond would be warmer? Water clarity has been anywhere from 8-20in roughly.

 

I've tried crankbaits, chatterbaits, paddletail swimbaits, a bluegill swimbait, whopper ploppers, a frog, wacky rig senko, and jigs. But the only thing I have caught these dinks on were jerkbaits. Another issue with these ponds is the underwater vegetation. It is the nastiest, slimiest goop that gets stuck on almost every lure. Very difficult to work with.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or strategies for me? Any help is much appreciated.

 

 

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#1 if Jerkbait works, use a Jerkbait. 

#2 if the lake is full of slimy crap, find another lake.

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Drop shot to keep your lure off the muck?

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If the jerkbait is working, keep using the jerkbait. Also if the lake is filled with slimy stuff, try a spinnerbait or chatterbait.

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A. Do you know for sure there are better fish in that place?

B. Lipless trap

C. Continue with jerkbait but try different brands or colors

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Bigger jerkbait, shallow running or suspending swimbaits, hard and soft bodied. 

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Have you tried a fluke? They're very similar to a jerkbait and handle the snot pretty well.

 

I fished a pond full of the stuff this morning. Jerkbait worked well where I could fish it. I went old school and ran a #2 Mepp's Agila over and around the stuff elsewhere and caught more and my biggest of the morning doing that. 

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