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#11815650 - 09/06/16 09:53 PM How should I fish vertical cover/structure?
Dockskipper Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Kingsland, TX
My local lake is full again, and now we have thousands of green willows in 5-20 FOW. I have never really fished this kind of cover. What should I be doing this time of year? I know there are fish in there; I just need to learn how to get them. I figured maybe some some of you guys who fish Fork could get me on the right path.

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#11815690 - 09/06/16 10:07 PM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
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Registered: 04/17/15
Posts: 484
Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Jig, jig,& jig... Also use a jig. Gets in the brush & comes through it good.

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#11815774 - 09/06/16 10:49 PM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 735
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: Dockskipper
My local lake is full again, and now we have thousands of green willows in 5-20 FOW. I have never really fished this kind of cover. What should I be doing this time of year? I know there are fish in there; I just need to learn how to get them. I figured maybe some some of you guys who fish Fork could get me on the right path.
in the shallower water a wacky worm will catch em .
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#11815787 - 09/06/16 11:01 PM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: TroyKing]
HOTBAMike Offline
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Registered: 02/17/16
Posts: 149
Loc: Killeen, TX
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Dockskipper
My local lake is full again, and now we have thousands of green willows in 5-20 FOW. I have never really fished this kind of cover. What should I be doing this time of year? I know there are fish in there; I just need to learn how to get them. I figured maybe some some of you guys who fish Fork could get me on the right path.
in the shallower water a wacky worm will catch em .


Was gonna say this, or a belly weighted super fluke will help cut through some leaves on the outskirts of cover.


Edited by HOTBAMike (09/06/16 11:01 PM)
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#11815875 - 09/07/16 06:16 AM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10068
Loc: Dallas, TX
deeper willows, jig
shallower willows, I prefer a trigged paddle tail worm.
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#11815893 - 09/07/16 06:48 AM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Jigs, for me, get hung up in willows easily. I would t rig a smallish plastic (I use Biffle bugs a ton) and peg the sinker so it doesn't wrap over branches as easy. I would pitch, flip, drop, skip, whatever it takes to get the bait back into the thicker green parts. I'd also use a green pumpkin color as it mimics a bluegill color somewhat.
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#11816105 - 09/07/16 09:06 AM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
Mike_Soriano™ Offline
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Registered: 06/08/08
Posts: 5418
Loc: FORK
It depends on the average size of fish in the body of water. If it's a peanut factory(1-2 lbers)..a small Texas rig watermelon red creature bait with a pegged 3/8 weight. If there's some 4+ lbers in there, get jiggy with it. If you get some wind blowing in on the shallow willows, a spinnerbait.

Also try swimming a zoom ultravibe speed worm.
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#11817920 - 09/08/16 11:09 AM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
JPost Offline
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Registered: 04/15/08
Posts: 3901
Just like anywhere look for patterns. you might find fish mainly half way down the trees. Or they might congregate at the tops of branches or down by the roots. Pay attention to your electronics and where you get bit.

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#11818224 - 09/08/16 01:44 PM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 273
Loc: Lake Fork
Jigs with a trailer
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#11818351 - 09/08/16 02:47 PM Re: How should I fish vertical cover/structure? [Re: Dockskipper]
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Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16523
Loc: NRH, TX
For the thick stuff I like a to put a punch skirt on my T-rig with a 1/2 - 3/4oz weight pegged. Sweet beaver or craw tube.
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