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On those bright sunny days I've found it helps to go small. 3" Senkos, finesse worms, small grubs, white Beetlespins[1/8 oz spinnerbaits]. On the spins I change blades to a #2 copper and usually hang a small lead on the line just in front of the bait so its easy to throw with a level-wind. All this doesn't make the fishing fantastic but at least I'm catching something under tough conditions.

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They have sunny days in Oregon? Now that you have figured out how to catch fish on sunny days what do you use the other 363 days out of the year? ;D

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They have sunny days in Oregon? Now that you have figured out how to catch fish on sunny days what do you use the other 363 days out of the year? ;D

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Sunny bluebird days?

1.Clear water conditions?

Smaller sized, natural colored baits, fished faster

2.Slightly stained to stained water conditions?

Smaller/medium sized, bright colored baits, fished slower

3.Stained/muddy water conditions?

Medium/large sized, brightest colored baits fished very slow.

Sunnydays natural colors

Overcast days / low light conditions, brighter colors

Nightime/dark conditions, Large and dark colors

Using a rattle and scent is a plus in any condition.

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They have sunny days in Oregon? Now that you have figured out how to catch fish on sunny days what do you use the other 363 days out of the year? ;D

Actually during the summer it's normally bright and sunny here. We've only had a couple rain storms all summer. Medford isn't on the coast so the weather's nicer. Hey Urp, it's good to see someone from my area on here. I've been struggling with bright sunny days too, especially since I bank fish. I did get in a lot of buzzbait fishing at emigrant yesterday, though.

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Swim Fluke, Swim Senko or small soft swimbait.

Rig it up with either or these Owner hooks.

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It is very interesting what people use given the same conditions. Yesterday, there was not a cloud in the sky, and almost no wind. Normally, this would be the kiss of death on the lake I fish in MD, which is up to 60 feet deep with gin clear water and heavy weeds, and standing submerged trees. However, I was picking up bass on drop offs at the edge of weedy flats using a 12 inch Culprit worm on a 5/0, 1/8 oz. keel weighted EWG hook....fished very slowly, very slowly. I throw up onto the flat in about ten feet and work down the weedy drop off to about twenty five feet. The biggest bass was, 6lb 1oz, (see Who's Who in MD on Northeast forum for pics), as well as a really nice Tiger Muskie caught trolling over submerged standing trees twenty feet down on a 60 year old 900 series Hellbender, about 5 inches long. I know there are a lot of folks who adhere to the go small approach in the heat of summer, and I employ that tactic on occasion, but I have been doing very nicely, thank you, all summer on huge worms, and big, deep running cranks. I still say, "where" you fish is more important than "what" you fish. If you are confident there are be fish in a given area, but aren't catching them, change tactics, and try something BIG!

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