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Yankee,

This time of year, without a doubt I would flip some type of plastic (lizard, trick worm, craw).  Hook it texas style to be weedless and don't add any weight.  Bass have been eating up the trick worm lately for me. If you don;t get any hits try going to a light weight jig with some trailer, keep it small though.

Good Luck

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How bold and brave are you ?.....CRRRRRRRRRRRANKBAITS  ;D, besides plastic worms, jigs, spinnerbaits.

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Are you talking alot of tree stumps all over the place or isolated tree stumps? Also you gotta take water depth into consideration. In shallow water= spinnerbait or maybe a bass assassin Deep water= good size rubber worm

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Raul,

Not neccessarly "bold or brave", I quess I just enjoy flipping plastic.  Plastics have been working great so far this year, 4 finishes in the top 6.   I do some cranking in the early spring and dead of summer.  I do admit one could benefit from being an avid cranker (chucker and winder).

Happy fishing

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I agree with these guys.

In the stump:  If the water is shallow, a Mann's 1-minus crankbait, a floating jerkbait, or a weightless trick worm in bubble gum color would be my picks.  A jig is always a good bait in heavy cover.

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Gimme tough huizache brush and mesquite trees ( Rebbasser knows what I 'm talking about ), 30 pound test Trilene Big Game line, a MH rod and a lure retriever and I 'm a happy camper.

I just love to fish in snag paradise with my cranks.  ;)

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Give your favorite topwater lures a workout this time of year. Some of those big girls hanging around the stumps are going to be very aggressive. Even if the water is deeper than you generally fish with topwater lures, give them a try. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised.

The Zara Spook and Lucky Craft Sammy are very effective for large sows. If you just want to catch a lot of smaller fish, tie on a Torpedo which is almost guaranteed to catch bass.

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Early on , fish a floating jerkbait or other topwater.I would relish throwing a spinnerbait at that kind of cover.Banging a crankbait of the stumps is also a great strategy.If all else fails or when you discover a pattern,slow down and pitch that jig,tube,or finese worm.

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Flip a jig or a soft plastic bait such as a creature bait. I prefer to use te sweet beaver when flippin.

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If this is a flat full of tree stumps, I would search out that single stump closest to the deeper water, standing on the point or one that is different then the other stumps.  If you do catch on off of a particular stump, revisit that stump 2-3 hrs later and I bet you will catch another.  Plastics work most of the time but if they don't smack a suspending crank bait right off the stump, pause a second before you finish the retrieve.

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I've been fishing a little Wednesday night jackpot tournament on a like that, it's covered, it's a no wake lake. Me and my partner have been catching them on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, flukes, and a drop shot has been warmin up.

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