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Bass fishing in the summer time from the bank is not very easy or did i suddenly become really bad at fishing.  Early summer I was doing pretty good, and then came the heat, and I maybe will catch one fish a day, if I'm lucky.  I am basing this assumption on the fact that the fish will tend to move more to offshore, deeper structure that is very difficult if not impossible to get to from the shore.  Also, it seems the lakes/ponds I fish all have what i call coontail moss growing about 3 feet deep and 6-10 ft off shore all the way around the lake, so fishing a crankbait or Rat L Trap is a pain in the butt, having to pick off moss every cast.

I am beginning to think that I need to just go try to catch some bluegills until it cools off and the fish go into a fall pattern.  

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Try throwing a frog or other weedless top water across the moss, when you reel it in keep up a fairly steady pace so that the fish can zero in on it through the moss

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If your lake lacks vegetation, moving water, or any kind of cover it can become a little dificult to catch the bigger fish. Smaller fish will be shallow along with some bigger, so you can still catch some fish shallow without structure. You can chunk crankbaits and carolina rigs to probe the deeper water.

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The problem with the C-rigs is they always either get hung up in the grass/moss or they pick up so much of it that i couldn't tell if there is a fish on the line if my life depended on it.

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I've been having the same problem. i cant seem to catch many fish if any, and when i do they have not been verry big. went today and got 2 that were about pound and a half each, and got anouther on a little bigger but it got me caught in the grass and got off.

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Try Fishing any shaded cover, Also try a 1 ounce sinker and punch through the grass mats with creature baits and yank'em out with braided line.

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       I know what you are talking about. Those weads can be a major pain for a bank angler. Try to position yourself so you can keep your bait near the edge of the weads. I would use a Texas rigged worm or weadless frog. The fish are still catchable if you can get your bait to them. If you are not getting strikes from bass, try for bluegill. Panfish can be fun too.  ;)

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Try fishing for 'em in the evening.  I hit my "test pond" about 8:15 every evening and stay until the 10:00 news is comming on or until the skeeters start carrying me off, which ever comes first >:(.  From about sundown until then the fish get real active.

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I don't know if you have tried it yet, but everywhere I go right now, the early worm gets the fish. We usually are on the lake/pond by 5-530am, and it is hellacious topwater until about 630, when the sun starts really getting going. After that, we still catch a fair share with 5" Senkos and jigs. We have had pretty good luck with rogues right now, too. You just have to work em real slow, pausing fairly often and letting them sit for about 5-10 secs. That is when the fish are hitting them.

We have caught 15-30 fish every weekend right now and we are usually there from 5-12. The majority are caught before 9 though.

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i went to the lake/pond this weekend and was there from about 6 to 10 and threw a buzbait for about 1hour or so and got absolutely nothing.  tried throwing a spinnerbait since there were minnow jumping out of the water, but again nothing.  Tried throwing a shallow crank, Senko, and c-rig but got tired of reeling in pounds of grass and moss.  Unfortunately, the moss/grass at the lake i go to is basically forming a ring around the lake about 2-3 ft deep and 6-10 off the shoreline, so tring to keep the lure on the edge of the grassline is not really something that can be done.

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