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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

• Missed One

I tried fishing off the pier today. Not sure what the water temps were, but the water was dirty. All of my line is brown now. I started casting a swimblade and didn't get any hits. I switched to a shallow wide wobble crank and tossed that around a while. I cast beyond two cypress trees and when I worked the crank between them, something felt mushy like I was caught up in grass. Then it felt like it was moving a little, so I set the hook. I had a fish hooked. I had a ML cranking stick, so I didn't have a lot of power. I was able to work the fish close enough to see it was a bass and as I lifted my rod around to try and keep it from going under the pier, the bass slowly rolled upside down and came loose. I think I foul hooked it. This one looked about 2-3lbs. That was around 7:45pm. I tried picking apart the area again with a jig to see if that might make it bite again, but I couldn't find anything other than weeds. The mosquitoes started to get really bad around 8pm, so I didn't fish very long.

So there you have it. Act now before the pattern changes. Shallow chartreuse cranks.


GFG said...

Usually when the waters are dirty and murky.. i'd be using top lures.. i believe they are on the surface where they get more oxygen..


BassFishingDem said...

The water wasn't brown and muddy. There was just lots of brown scum floating on the surface of the water getting all over my line. Sorry I did not make that clear. To me, there is a difference between calling water dirty vs murky, stained, or muddy.

Topwaters are still probably doing good elsewhere, but have only caught the attention of gar lately. Right now the water temps are in the mid to upper 80s and I was only fishing in 2-3ft of water. Generally speaking there is more oxygen in cooler deeper water than at the surface where the water is hot like that. That's why the gar are up in here. They can take the lower oxygen because they are obligate air breathers in that situation. Bass are not.