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Lots Of Weeds.... What Lures And Line?

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I fish this small lake that has some nice 5 and 6 pounders in it. The problem is, as soon as the temp hits the 90's like it is now the topwater vegetation is THICK except for some small patches and a little area of the lake. This is the first year I am going to be fishing it using a boat. I plan on throwing a few different Scum Frogs, but that is really all I have as far as frogs go. What are some effective lures I can use. They are most likely going to be floating topwater because it seems anything else would be craziness because of the amount of weeds in the water. Also I have been wondering if I should use a different type of line. As of now I have 15 lb test Stren mono on a Mitchell 300x spinning reel. THANKS FOR ANY REPLIES

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Grass jigs and punch rigs on heavy tackle and braid. ;)

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Don't overlook the old-timer, the Johnson Silver Minnow spoon. Hang a 3-4" grub as a trailer, and hold on!

Tom

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Big Brush hog with a pegged weight, Live target frog, spinnerbait if you fish it right.

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If you're fishing the surface of thick weed mats, I don't think the lure is that critical because they can't see it, but they detect the movement. If you're using something other than a soft plastic, have another rod ready and rigged with a soft plastic. If a fish crashes through the mat and misses your lure, get that soft plastic into the newly created hole in the mat ASAP. This type of follow-up often gets picked up by the fish.

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Marty is another "northerner" that speaks the truth.

His last two sentences should tattooed on many a forearm.

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I like pitching creature baits right into the weeds.

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I also agree with Marty. I fish a lake with heavy weeds & grass and caught back to back lmb on a 5" Senko right after another angler was working his lure. I threw the senko in an opening and caught a 4 lb bass after it hit the bottom. The very next cast I caught one as the Senko was dropping after the initial cast. This is at a high pressure city lake too!

I've also caught lots of bass when I let the senko hang up in the weed edges (various depths in the water colum) and let it sit there, then I move the rod tip a few inches and wait for the line movement.

Good luck!

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I like throwing big tubes either weightless or with 1/16 weight and dragging it over the top of the grass. Also a big grub or big worm weighless, drag it over the weeds and drop into holes.

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If you're fishing the surface of thick weed mats, I don't think the lure is that critical because they can't see it, but they detect the movement. If you're using something other than a soft plastic, have another rod ready and rigged with a soft plastic. If a fish crashes through the mat and misses your lure, get that soft plastic into the newly created hole in the mat ASAP. This type of follow-up often gets picked up by the fish.

Right on, if the pads are thick enough you can throw just about any t-rig and fish it as a topwater.

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Grass jigs and punch rigs on heavy tackle and braid. ;)

What are your favourite jigs for this? I've been stepping up my jig fishing tackle collection, as it is a type of fishing I really enjoy, but haven't decided on a favourite jig brand yet.

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I also agree with Marty. I fish a lake with heavy weeds & grass and caught back to back lmb on a 5" Senko right after another angler was working his lure. I threw the senko in an opening and caught a 4 lb bass after it hit the bottom. The very next cast I caught one as the Senko was dropping after the initial cast. This is at a high pressure city lake too!

I've also caught lots of bass when I let the senko hang up in the weed edges (various depths in the water colum) and let it sit there, then I move the rod tip a few inches and wait for the line movement.

Good luck!

One of the lakes I fish at is heavily weeded as well and the weed line is visible from the shore. I had never caught fish in this area fishing from the dock. One day while fishing there I watched a guy bring in 4-5 fish in the 2-3lb range with one fish being 4lbs. Next day he did the same thing and again the following day. I approached him and found out he was using a 5" Senko and doing just as you described and on some days he would be the only person I would see catching fish. This technigue does require some patience though to wait for line movement but it works.

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Which lake in NW indiana? As I fish in that area as well and fish one of the Issac Walton lakes in Homewood, IL.

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Which lake in NW indiana? As I fish in that area as well and fish one of the Issac Walton lakes in Homewood, IL.

Its funny that you should mention Issac Walton because the lake I am referring to is an isaac walton lake. I am a member of the Griffith chapter.

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Here ya go:

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Don't overlook the old-timer, the Johnson Silver Minnow spoon. Hang a 3-4" grub as a trailer, and hold on!

Tom

Found one of these in my box. How exactly should the grub be attached?

Thanks,

Luke

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If the weeds aren't too matted over, you can't beat a Rage Shad on a 5/0 Owner twistlock hook and 50 lb. braid.

Caught several nice ones this past weekend on this set up. My follow up bait is always a 5" wacky rigged senko. Never misses.

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