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There is a reservoir with the following conditions:

1.bank fishing is allowed only

2.water is clear

3.temp is 80-90F

3.max depth is 100 ft

Bass are innactive as u dont see them near the bank moving ,patroling etc.I believe fish have moved  deeper.

Is there any chance u can catch them at this time of the year ?

If yes what lures ,methods u suggest ?

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Try soft jerkbaits such as super flukes on any weed/wood structure. I prefer to use white with a chartruese tail. If there is no structure you can find, just use tubes rigged with insider jigheads, and wacky or weightless rigged senkos or tiki sticks.

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Before we can help you, you need to give us more of the puzzle.

Is that 80-90 degrees water temp or outside air? The 100ft depths, is that near the bank or middle of the lake? How big is this resorvoir? Where is this resorvoir located? California, Txor a rock pit. Any bait fish activity? If this is Cal, and deep off the banks, I'd guess no major vegitation or timber, canyon, deep types resovoirs.

What have you tried that hasn't worked. And if you say a fluke and other baits, I'm gonna come back and say was that light line, T-rigged, split shot, drop shot, you starting to see how this works. The more you give us, the more we can give you.

Have you been fishing a point, cove, main lake, or back of the creek?

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80-90 is the outside air temp.

the 100 ft depth is in the middle of the lake (depth near the bank is estimated from 10-20ft)

The reservoir is located in Europe so I dont believe anyone is familiar 2 these conditions.

There is no bait fish activity (the reservoir seems 2 be dead at this period) and yes there is no major vegitation or timber, canyon etc.

I tried t rig 7 in power worms in green pumkin 10 lb test line and 1/4 oz worm weight and spinnerbaits in 3/8oz and 1/2oz in white (double willow ,tandem)

and swimbaits in 4in of a roach type (major baitfish here)

In my mind bass moved 2 the middle of the lake so there is no way I can reach them form the bank.

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I'd leave the roach type bait out, I've never heard of them and if you could post a picture, that would be cool.  Most of my workers saw that and said "druugie" LOL.

What is your current season?  summer? obviously not winter!  What kind of bass are they, anything special?  Are you familar with the US species of bass?  Some one should be able to tell us ifthey are Florida transplants or what?  where did they originate.

Try small grubs, baits that ressemble the 4" roach on 4lb/6lb line, with gin clear water, you may have to fish 40-60ft deep in summer.    Remember in summer months, the best oxygen will "generally be deep" but do not know European lakes.  Try split shots, dropshot, any light line finese style.    Try some California forums, their waters will ressemble yours the most.

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;D winter is like this here .

The bass type is the US northern large mouth.

This is the roach:

th-roach.jpg

Till september there was a big activity of baitfish and bass near the bank but now as I said the reservoir seems 2 be dead.

Does anybody believe that bass can be caught at this time form the bank?

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With little cover and higher water temps, I would think that the bass would be deeper.  I would try to find a spot on the bank where I could cast into water that has a steep drop off.

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Golden shiner a.k.a. "roach minnow"...I would try a drop-shot rig with a small 4 inch finesse worm or shad type bait. Also, have you tried live bait fishing? We use shiners over here to catch some of the biggest bass in summer and winter.  

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Sometimes even if you are fishing a lake that has a lot of depth most of the fish might be hanging at a curtain depth. In some cases just suspending at that depth. The deep deep water might not have the oxygen levels to keep the bass happy and the shallow stuff might be to hot to have enough oxygen to keep bass happy so they suspend. When you fish lakes that are like this it is hard to get on fish unless you hit that zone. The best thing to do is start on the top and work your way down until you find the depth they are hanging at or HIT THE WINDY BANKS. Wind changes everything because it mixes the oxygen levels and changes the depth that bass will hang at.

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