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On 6/2/2019 at 5:56 PM, MickD said:

Tied on, not with a snap, is the most weedless lure ever invented.  It works really well crawling over lily pads, too.  I had forgotten it, nice catch, Tom.  Gotta find some real white pork strips!  The kind in the jar that has the cap that rusts on when you don't use them for a while.  So soft they do not catch any vegetation, just fish.

I have one of those jars. Really rusted, wasn't sure if I should try to open it or not.

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I tell you what!

 

That bad boy right there is pretty weedless, Owner's Flashy Swimmer 1/4 oz & a Rage Swimmer.

 

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2 hours ago, Catt said:

I tell you what!

 

That bad boy right there is pretty weedless, Owner's Flashy Swimmer 1/4 oz & a Rage Swimmer.

 

Yes, hard to beat a flashy swimmer!

 

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5 foot of water below me with the hydrilla topped out. The deeper edges have a foot or two of space between the top of the water and hydrilla. A quick flick of the rod clears the flashy swimmer. Only reason there is a little green stuff on the lure in the photo is because the fish got dragged across the thick mat surrounding my kayak. 

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Well, the 7acre quarry lake that I fish has been weeding out more and more over 3 yrs. I've still been able to catch fish here, mostly with a t rig. Thanks to this thread, I dug out some Johnson spoons I havnt thrown for a while. Stopped at Academy today and picked up some new trailers chart, blk, and white. I'm off work Monday ( smashed my toe at work pretty good, so I'll be fishing them Monday morn at sunup. Used to love fishing these spoons, and caught most all my fish by keeping them very near the surface, rod tip up, and bringing them across the thick weed areas. They cast like a bullet too. I'm ready for em

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I had an idea for the Johnson spoon that i have not tried yet . Clip the weedgurad short , somehow get a barb in it for a keeper then attach a worm  weedless ;

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1 minute ago, scaleface said:

I had an idea for the Johnson spoon that i have not tried yet . Clip the weedgurad short , somehow get a barb in it for a keeper then attach a worm  weedless ;

Have you ever used the old Mr Twister worm hooks with the barb on the hook eye? They worked good. Something like that might work for the worm on the Johnson spoon

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Well today I bought a 1/4oz copper color Johnson silver minnow and caught my largest Largemouth ever (I'm new to fishing, so it's a big catch for me LOL). I cast it just past the weeds into some clear water, and as I reeled it into the weed beds, the bass took it and dove right down.

I pulled him out of the weeds praying the line wouldn't break. I actually cast it without a grub or anything! 

That was fun!

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5 minutes ago, JBT1981 said:

Well today I bought a 1/4oz copper color Johnson silver minnow and caught my largest Largemouth ever (I'm new to fishing, so it's a big catch for me LOL). I cast it just past the weeds into some clear water, and as I reeled it into the weed beds, the bass took it and dove right down.

I pulled him out of the weeds praying the line wouldn't break. I actually cast it without a grub or anything! 

That was fun!

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Good catch! Now you'll become a big fan of the old Silver Minnow!

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2 hours ago, JBT1981 said:

Well today I bought a 1/4oz copper color Johnson silver minnow and caught my largest Largemouth ever (I'm new to fishing, so it's a big catch for me LOL). I cast it just past the weeds into some clear water, and as I reeled it into the weed beds, the bass took it and dove right down.

I pulled him out of the weeds praying the line wouldn't break. I actually cast it without a grub or anything! 

That was fun!

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Congrats on your PB!

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On 6/3/2019 at 2:53 PM, JBT1981 said:

 

I'd love a kayak, but I don't think it would fit too easily on my Corolla!

 

I started with a Lifetime Tamarack angler 100 for $164. Only 40 lbs. You can lay in on top of pool noodles on the roof of your Corolla and strap is down thru the windows. I've been fishing over 50 yrs and Kayak fishing has changed my fishing experience. Warning it's additive, I ended up buying a Hobie, selling my bass boat and fishing more than ever.

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Yesterday was a tough day for me .The algae keeps getting worse on   this little lake . After several hours of fishing I had 20 bass caught and two over fifteen inches . Texas rigged Lizards have caught the bulk of  the bass on laydowns away from the scum . Then , for the first time I tried the Stanley Ribbit . I've had them for several  years just never tied one on .I ended up catching five bass with it and three over fifteen inches . At first i lost a bunch of fish . Caught only  one of my first seven hits  but I figured it out .These lures came through the scum great and the hits were viscous . Now i need to figure out what hook I like .

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1 hour ago, scaleface said:

Yesterday was a tough day for me .The algae keeps getting worse on   this little lake . After several hours of fishing I had 20 bass caught and two over fifteen inches . Texas rigged Lizards have caught the bulk of  the bass on laydowns away from the scum . Then , for the first time I tried the Stanley Ribbit . I've had them for several  years just never tied one on .I ended up catching five bass with it and three over fifteen inches . At first i lost a bunch of fish . Caught only  one of my first seven hits  but I figured it out .These lures came through the scum great and the hits were viscous . Now i need to figure out what hook I like .

I love the Ribbit, too.  It is probably my favorite way to fish for bass in the slop.  I hesitate a tiny bit after the bite before setting the hook.  That seems to work for me on the majority of bites.  I've always used a regular offset EWG hook but I may try one with a screw lock instead.

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2 minutes ago, Pickle_Power said:

I hesitate a tiny bit after the bite before setting the hook.

I finally started dropping the rod then count  two Mississippis and that worked pretty well .

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I hear ya.  There are weeds, and then there are weeds.  Even a light weight T-Rig will drag weeds/moss back every cast in heavy weeds.  Don't be like me and buy a bunch of "weedless" lures, that's my big take-away.

 

Got an inline spinner weedless worm, the spinner collects weeds instantly (Obviously, silly me).  Even got a softbody crankbait with 2 frog hooks, it basically collects weeds and brings them to you, very considerate lure.  I'm a sucker for new lures, sadly.

 

But aside from a frog and weightless soft plastics, I found to my surprise a 1/4 ounce chatterbait /bladed jig comes through the weeds almost magically.  When it stops vibrating, fast jerk...jerk..until it starts vibrating again, which it often does.  No idea why it works.  I now fish an area where it's not completely choked with the bladed jig after working it with a frog now.  Note, that's the basic chatterbait NOT the weedless version (!). 

 

And sometimes you can buzz a buzzbait over weeds if they are not right on top, giving you another topwater option if they aren't liking the frog, or if you want to cover water faster.  Star reeling before it hits the water!.

 

People fishing from a boat in many areas, can find places to vertically fish.  I suppose that's not as easy in shallow clear water though..in those cases, back to the above.

 

 

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If you are referring to algae getting all gunked up at the line tie...drop shot is THE way to go.

The weight gets crudded up, but keeping the line semi tight to tight keeps the lure above and clean. 

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