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Thick grass and clouds.........what bait would you use

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For largemouth  and spotted bass

Im thinkin a weightless trick worm, frog, swim jig, and T-rig. If we get breaks in the cover maybe a buzzbait, rat-l-trap, or minus 1

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What about a swimming Senko?

Horny Frogs?

Otherwise, you have seemend to have most of the batis covered in your post.

Don't forget to fish the edges of the grass and slop, too.  :)

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You will find the majority of bass located in grass will be on the bottom therefore a Jig-N-Craw or pegged Texas Rig would be better suited for this situation.  

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Hey Trick,

It is now 7:30 so I am awake and can answer you better.

Don't forget the Rage Tail products on top.  Great baits.

What Catt said is true, if you can punch through the grass.

I would not  throw any Rat-L-Trps as their treble hooks will get caught in the grass.

A Horny Toad may work as would any topwater frog.

So go out and have fun and let us know what worked.  :)

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I fish a creek with heavy grass all around the edges I have had some pretty good luck with jigs, an anacodas T-riged. pretty much anything that I can bounce/ drag on the bottom. Senkos have always been pretty good to me as well ;)

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Nice replies. I got to add a spinnerbait. There are always going to be situations that will dictate what works best for that given day. Topwaters are great on cloudy days but on my home lake, this time of year, the big girls like to belly down on the bottom on cloudy days for some reason. I like to slow roll a spinnerbait on the edges, rippin' it through what it hits.

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I fish weedy waters 95% of the time. With a cloud cover I target the outside edges. In the morning I'll work a Cranbait bouncing it along the bottom, far enough from the weeds not to get snagged constantly, but I get snagged enough so I know I'm still close enough to entice some LMs. From there I go to a 1/2 oz jig and a wt'd creature bait with a 1/2 oz bullet wt unpegged.

I look for nice size weed holes and pitch a jig in there as well. Also the waters I fish have a lot of stone walls that run through the weeds, and I target them as well. Usually the weeds don't cover the walls, so there easy to see. I work a spinnerbait over them and along them. Then pitch a jig around them as well. And yes, I do loose a lot of jigs, but I do catch my fair share of Bass as well.

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Vegies and clouds?? Awesome!

I start high, a buzzbait or bulged spinnerbait, swim-jig, super-shallow crank, or walking bait. If they aren't there I ply the edges with shallow/med cranks, jigs, jig-worms. If no go I pound the bottom of the cover edges and pockets with a 1/4 to 1/2oz jig or creature. If no go, I go to a 1/2 to 3/4oz jig or creature and probe the interior of the vegetation.

With good cloud cover a lot of bass may be up high, above the weeds. One way I check for this is to throw a swimming jig high up over a weedy flat, and watch for wakes of bass chasing the airborne lure to intercept -be ready for strikes right at splashdown. This is most apt to happen on warm days with heavy cloud cover (a summer thing mostly). On bright sunny days (in summer) this same tactic might also produce wakes, but in the opposite direction -away from the lure as those spooked bass bolt! In fall, with sun angle low enough, shallow bass may not spook at an airborne lure as easily. Buzzbaits and sunny days can go together in fall, but I still like a little ripple or chop to the water.

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well this is how the day went. Got one on a red eye shad. My partner was flipping/pitching the front of the boat and caught about 15 while I doing the same thing with same lure behind him got maybe 2 bites and didnt catch anything. He finished in second with a limit at 12 something pounds. We were fishing in very very heavy grass only 2-3 from the side of the boat. My partner was extremely proficient at this and I learned a lot from him. And I got to fish on a brand new Legend boat for a day!!!

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The fish were where; top, mid-depth or bottom? ;)

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if the grass is about a foot or a little less below the water surface, i'd tie on a bandit footloose and just burn it over the grass as fast as i can. i had some pretty good luck doing this. bass would just come out of nowhere and smash it. i even saw one big wake coming to my bait 20 feet from the left, but it never hit my bait.

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The fish were in about 3 feet of water and seemed to be hanging in the very front portions of the grass. The grass goes all the way to the top of the water so everything has to be weedless if you want to fish there.

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So another words you would say the following was a true statement  ;)

You will find the majority of bass located in grass will be on the bottom therefore a Jig-N-Craw or pegged Texas Rig would be better suited for this situation.

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So another words you would say the following was a true statement ;)

You will find the majority of bass located in grass will be on the bottom therefore a Jig-N-Craw or pegged Texas Rig would be better suited for this situation.

We were using some kind of craw black/blue texas rigged with pegs 90% of the time out

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Ragetail shad worked for me this year under those conditions.

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Most of the waters I fish have thick grass or no grass, but the sky is too often sunny. Try to find additional structures visible through the thick grass such as stumps, logs, brush, or humps and pitch a jig or weightless worm to these structures. This works especially well if these structures create pockets clear of the thick grass.

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Most of the waters I fish have thick grass or no grass, but the sky is too often sunny. Try to find additional structures visible through the thick grass such as stumps, logs, brush, or humps and pitch a jig or weightless worm to these structures. This works especially well if these structures create pockets clear of the thick grass.

Dude stumps, logs, brush, or humps are cover not structure; structure is the shape of the bottom of the lake.

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-Terminator Spinner Bait, White

-Spro Frog

-Bass Magic Swim bait

Those are my choices. They have all worked for me in the past.

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