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Florida 'Grass Bowls': Steps 2,3 and 4

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Okay so here in Central Florida we have all these 'grass bowls' so they call them.  When you get to one and you try pitching the edges of the kissimmee grass, maybe try topwater on the edges, whatever it is you do...on the edges and it dosent work, no bites nothing.  What is your next step?

I guess with me I look for submerged grass that is further out from the kissimee grass but unseen with the naked eye.  I try throwing plastics and working that, maybe rattle trap.  I would call that my step 2.

I really don't have a step three...Im usually kind of lost after that.  

What is your angle of approach on these kissimmee grass lined Florida lakes that are so prevelant in Central Florida?

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Shell or sticks.  You can find them either with your electronics (if you have good ones) or with a heavy trap.  A heavy trap will also find submerged hydrilla or eel grass.  2 winners this time of year.

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Shell or sticks. You can find them either with your electronics (if you have good ones) or with a heavy trap. A heavy trap will also find submerged hydrilla or eel grass. 2 winners this time of year.

x2-or i will take a big worm with a 5/8 ounce weight and try to "feel" the bottom for anything that those fish are relating to.

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Iv never heard of grass bowls, do you mean a line of kissimmee grass or hydrilla patch's, or clearings inside kissimmee grass?

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in our grass bowls there is alwayts fish shallow.maybe not on the outside grass line .if i fish the outside grass line and the bite is tough.i almost always use a weightless trick worm,finess worm or senko wacky rigged....and dead stik it..let the bass come out of the grass to it.if this doesnt work i go in after them.pitchin weightless baits to holes in grass and again deadstik it.they will find it,

if this doesnt produce i will move out to the first break no matter how ever so slight it may be in some lakes,especially in post spawn.this will be a holdin area untill they move to summer retreats.if your so lucky to be on a lake w/ submerged grass this is a oasis yr. round.our shallow undescripted bowls are really easier to figure out than diverse lakes cause they only have so many options to go.

our small shallow bowls are terribly pressured and finess and slow is a good way to get em to bite.

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Iv never heard of grass bowls, do you mean a line of kissimmee grass or hydrilla patch's, or clearings inside kissimmee grass?

I mean our shallow, kissimmee grass lined around the edges, no obvious structure, sloping down to a max depth of 12' type lakes.  I think these are called 'grass bowls'.  

When I cant get a bite going on senkos and trick worms around the edges and maybe pitching into the holes...I kind of run out of tactics and sometimes feel lost or that I am just doing the same thing over and over with no result.

These are some great tips.  Another thing I forgot to mention I will usually try is the docks (if there are any)...but then I am REALLY out of rabbits in the hat.

Often when this happens I have plenty of time to fish and I end up just wandering around pitching senkos over and over in and around the edges.  It can be kinda frustrating feeling like you dont know what you are doing yet you dont know anything better to try.

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Got ya, I like to throw spinner baits or traps in the summer, in the morning, then I pitch craws back in the grass.

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