Post by ahepler2188 on Jul 17, 2017 20:00:30 GMT -5
other than throwing weightless stick worms rigged Texas or wacky and throwing a tube now and then I'm not really great at finesse fishing. Esp in deeper water. Generally I throw black and blue when fishing water like blue marsh. So 2 questions is there ever a topwater or reaction bait bite at blue marsh? And as far as color goes do you choose better visibility or more natural look? I'm trying to learn this lake I've lived here my whole life and havnt yet really seen its potential I think...I've had one or 2 goods days but by no means have I caught any big bass yet
I fished Blue Marsh a few times and did well on a Black and Blue Ned Rig. I haven't had any luck with Topwater and Moving Baits. Just pick apart the structure and fish it slow. U will run into something with time...
Topwater bites are rare over there however it can happen. I posted last year on the lack of a topwater bite and went over a day or two later and got a few and missed a few(enough action that my buddy in front tied on a similar bait) - So far this year ZILCH.. LOL
My buddy does OK on the dropshot rig(I've yet to catch a fish on it). I hate throwing smaller baits because the sunnies will drive you nuts. However late last fall I tied on a 2.5" gulp minnie/crappie jig just so I would catch something..3 casts later a 10-12lb hybrid ate it. Like you I tend to throw darker colors, but I just read something about the fish being used to hunting food that blends in with the water so I may try more natural colors next trip.
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Post by ahepler2188 on Jul 18, 2017 6:46:12 GMT -5
I had a feeling there was a bit much pressure for topwater. I do love throwing jigs how so maybe I'll give that more of a shot...drop shooting seems to come pretty difficult to me but maybe a shaky head?
I started fishing finesse baits 100% of the time last season and Blue Marsh is my "home lake" per say. I have caught many bass out of the lake on darker colors but I have caught just as many on Green Pumpkin etc. If the water is muddy from rain; of course you want a darker bait. But if it's just the normal greenish color of the lake lighter colors work just fine. Charles hit the nail on the head with his comment; just fish VERY SLOW and pick apart the cover. There are fish and A LOT of them in there (and big ones); just take your time; slow it down and learn the lake a bit. This one fell for a Finesse Bait in muddy water on the 4th of July weekend. As far as topwater; I have never even had a single hit on a topwater on the lake. Early on last season I tried buzz baits and Pop'r's which are typically two solid baits and absolutely nothing.