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#11458698 - 03/06/16 07:47 AM How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake?
YakRider Offline

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 463
Loc: TX
Hi, I am still learning bass fishing and I came across a couple of small city lakes (ponds) that hold bass. These small lakes have heavy vegetation bottom like you seen in the links below but I know plenty of bass hide in there because I could see them swim away when I walked by.
I would really appreciate your advise on how to bass fishing this kind of lakes? What rigs would be appropriate to fish in these lakes to minimize the snag?

#11458711 - 03/06/16 07:54 AM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 2724
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Pitch to those "holes" in the weeds. A frog over the tops.
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#11458729 - 03/06/16 08:05 AM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 2847
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Weightless Texas rigged senko. All you need!

#11458831 - 03/06/16 09:12 AM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
skeeterfan Offline

Registered: 11/11/15
Posts: 123
Due to the green slime you will probably do best with a frog. A smaller version will probably get more bites.

#11458892 - 03/06/16 09:51 AM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
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Registered: 09/03/09
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Horny toad, ribbit or even an ultrvibe speed craw reeled over the top weightless. Then a weightless green pumpkin or watermelon red trick worm and colors alike it.

#11459179 - 03/06/16 01:31 PM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3143
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Keitech Salty Core Stick

I think you should try one of these. Throw it on a 3/0 worm hook, weightless. This bait has a nice, subtle action on the fall and it's a killer bait for ponds and small lakes. Throw it around little points, turns, and holes in the vegetation and you should get bit.
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#11459866 - 03/06/16 08:13 PM Re: How to fish heavy vegetation bottom lake? [Re: YakRider]
Superslab Offline

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 120
Loc: Frisco, TX
I believe I know this spot. It is shallow and has stone waterfall near where the photo was taken.

Weightless senko, Texas or wacky rigged. Make long casts as the fish are easily spooked since it is small. Also there is channel in the center that doesn't get as much growth in it - let your bait fall right off the weed edge.

Weedless creatures and flukes also work. In the AM a buzzbait works but you'll be cleaning it off a lot.

If it is not the spot I think it is, I would still try those baits.


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