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What lures work best for really hot and sunny days in summer

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I have been bank fishing for the past 2 weeks and out of those 2 weeks I have only gotten like 2 or 3 fish I don't know if its my lure choice or just the hot weather I have tried chatter baits,rattle traps,jigs,texas rigs,topwaters and haven't been to successful with those.

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Sounds like the lure selection is covering the water column, what time of day are you fishing these various lures? In my experience daybreak/sunset has been the time to use active baits and topwater, and as the temperature rises fishing cooler water (shade, deeper water, thick grass, anything that will cool down the water a bit and or help it hold oxygen better) with things like jigs and t-rigged curly tail worms has been productive. In my mind it works out like a fish who is miserable with the low oxygen content of really hot water still has to eat, and if s/he can grab a fat meal with little effort they are going to grab that long before expending the energy to chase anything moving faster...I also tend to find that in summer being especially mindful of the sun can help dissect a body of water pretty easily, fishing the areas where the shade and uncovered water meet is often productive, not nearly as helpful on overcast/cloudy days, but there are usually comparably few areas on a lake that get a ton of shade, and those are prime spots for fish to hang out in...doesn't have to be a huge area either, something as simple as a tree overhanging the water can (and has) be all it takes...if you can get a t-rigged worm in there you'll probably find a fish.

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12 hours ago, KarlVonDibble said:

I have been bank fishing for the past 2 weeks and out of those 2 weeks I have only gotten like 2 or 3 fish I don't know if its my lure choice or just the hot weather I have tried chatter baits,rattle traps,jigs,texas rigs,topwaters and haven't been to successful with those.

No mention of the type of water you are fishing . Be as precise as possible . Pond  lake , stream... clear , muddy , cloudy .. shallow ,deep... wood , rock ,vegetation....

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I'm in Florida so the pond I'm fishing is stained/muddy water deepest point is 14-15 feet its really sunny over here with a good amount of Lilly pads and hydrilla and the shallowest part of the pond is 1-3 feet then there is a huge drop off I also fish this pond around 3-5 P.M 

 

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1 hour ago, KarlVonDibble said:

I'm in Florida so the pond I'm fishing is stained/muddy water deepest point is 14-15 feet its really sunny over here with a good amount of Lilly pads and hydrilla and the shallowest part of the pond is 1-3 feet then there is a huge drop off I also fish this pond around 3-5 P.M 

 

Good description . I'll yield to the  heavy vegetation guys .

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2 hours ago, KarlVonDibble said:

I'm in Florida so the pond I'm fishing is stained/muddy water deepest point is 14-15 feet its really sunny over here with a good amount of Lilly pads and hydrilla and the shallowest part of the pond is 1-3 feet then there is a huge drop off I also fish this pond around 3-5 P.M 

 

I would fish it a little later in the day or early morning since it has been so hot. I’ve always had better luck fishing closer to sunset in ponds in the summertime. I like throwing a jig or t-rigs around pads when it’s hot. Also try a frog.

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  I have never fished hydrilla . Good vegetation  lures for me are spinnerbaits  and buzzbaits along the edges and above it. Lightly weighted or weightless soft plastics . Frogs and Stanley Ribbets . A lot of people punch through it , I have never tried that technique .

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Water im fishing is 87F and a whopper plopper all day cannot be beat right now. 

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