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How do you fish lily pads? #12310973
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I know that frogs are the go-to for fishing lily pads, but what if that's not catching them and pads are the predominant cover?

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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12310982
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Frogs and braid. I also have a fluke rig tied on (braid) to follow up any missed strikes. I have also fished plastic frogs (Stanley Ribbet and Zooms Horny Toad) in them with braid as well. Around the edges, I normally throw a yellow mgaic and get lots of bites that way, too. HOpe this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311019
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Frogs, senkos and beaver style baits


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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311094
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Vibrating jigs and swim jigs are among my favorites to throw in pads.


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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311113
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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311192
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50# braid with a skinny dipper

Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311227
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We just got back from Arkansas river tourney and I got my money fish with a buzzbait around the pads. We were throwing frogs but they weren't interested and any that missed the buzz was followed with a t rig rage craw or jig.

Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311413
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I hop spinnerbaits over the top and let them drop through any openings, same with hollow bellie swim baits on flashy spinners, year round, especially if its windy. A jig would get through easier but I like to make a lot of racket.



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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311425
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Love dragging an unweighted bass assasin over top and letting it fall off edge to flutter down. Most bass nail it within a few inches of going down.

Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311534
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Weightless Yum Dingers work well in the pads at Twak.

Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12311551
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There's pads at T-wok?!


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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12312110
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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12312127
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Senkos, swim jigs and flip the holes with a tube or beaver


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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Noojen] #12312716
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HB frogs; toads; buzz baits; and T-rigged, lightly-weighted, big plastic lizards. As a last resort, a black, 9" pork eel on a weedless hook sometimes works when nothing else will.

Also, there's a decent article on fishing pads in the latest B.A.S.S. Times.

Last edited by phototex; 07/02/17 09:01 PM.

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Re: How do you fish lily pads? [Re: Phototex] #12312987
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Originally Posted By: phototex
HB frogs; toads; buzz baits; and T-rigged, lightly-weighted, big plastic lizards. As a last resort, a black, 9" pork eel on a weedless hook sometimes works when nothing else will.


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