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#12690052 - 03/26/18 03:06 PM Fishing Lilly Pads
jaw116 Offline

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 85
Loc: Houston, TX
When fishing lilly pads what do you prefer to do, fish on top of them with a frog or go under them with a creature bait/worm?

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#12690066 - 03/26/18 03:18 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 1056
Loc: Rowlett, TX
My preference would be whatever way they like to eat at that time...can't force feed 'em a particular presentation or bait. Let 'em tell ya what they want.

Edited by M. Alexander (03/26/18 03:18 PM)

#12690068 - 03/26/18 03:19 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
lconn4 Offline
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 10293
Loc: Cherokee County
Swimbait on top, just under the surface, and down to the bottom.

A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.

Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919

#12690125 - 03/26/18 03:47 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4517
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Personally, I prefer to fish under them with a vibrating jig or swim jig. Spinnerbait is good too if they're sparse enough.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#12690158 - 03/26/18 04:10 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1765
Loc: Mountain Springs/Ray Roberts
Ooh I love buzz baits when there is a little room between them like that! I punch them when they are too thick to swim something through or over.
See you on the lake and have a great day!

#12690184 - 03/26/18 04:31 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
E8C-ENG Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 2770
Loc: GA
I like a RI skinny dipper or gambler EZ swimmer pegged with 1/4oz weight

#12690264 - 03/26/18 05:10 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
Bassalong Offline
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Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 838
Loc: Iowa
Skim a plastic or jig over the top and drop it briefly into the holes and outer edge.

#12690287 - 03/26/18 05:16 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
Bassdeer Offline
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Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 751
Loc: The Colony TX
on top in the spring and summer and on bottom in the fall. use to hammer them that way in MN.

#12690384 - 03/26/18 06:28 PM Re: Fishing Lilly Pads [Re: jaw116]
Fast Lane Offline
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Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 5926
Loc: Tyler, texas


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