Fishing has been a challenge, but a fun challenge the last few days. The lake is around summer pool and 86 degrees. Bass fishing has been more about finding the fish than getting them to bite. The fish have been on points, drops and isolated cover.
Using a drop shot rig and a vertical presentation has been productive. The rig consists of a 1/4 ounce weight attached to the end of the line. A #2 hook is attached about 2 feet above the weight using a palomar knot. A small 4 inch worm is hooked through the nose allowing it to hang freely in the water. Light line is a must along with a medium light action rod. When you locate fish, fish the rig vertically by lifting the weight off the bottom and dropping it back now and then.
Very little movement on your part has been getting bites. Bites are light and you never know if it is a 3 pound bass or bluegill nipping at your bait. Set the hook by reeling into the fish. Melon/red and smoke/purple have been good flavors to try.
Wear your PFD and take the family fishing.
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