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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What's working?

I got a call from a longtime client last night. He asked me what's been working. I won't pretend to have all the answers, but here's a quick rundown.

Largemouth Bass: Skinny water has been productive for me lately. I've been catching fish on wacky worms, a jigworm and jig and crawler.

I'm fishing the matted grass with a zoom frog or a big floating lizard. I'm targeting the edges of shallow grass piles with a jig and trailer.

I'm starting to catch a few fish around transitional rock areas with a small crankbait in perch and crawfish patterns.

I'm not on a good deep bite, but I'm catching a few on a carolina rig off the flats and a handful off the deep weedlines using a texas rigged salty sinker.

Smallmouth: Tubes, skirted grubs and wacky in that order. The deep edges of rock structure seems to be holding fish.

Northern Pike: Spinnerbaits burned around shallow weeds or slow rolled along weedlines.

Musky: I haven't been fishing for them lately, but the word is topwater early in the morning. I'm sure a few are being caught trolling as well.



I have a few openings the weeks of August 4th and August 11th.

Give me a call if you want to hit the water.