Coon Lake

Catch of the Day

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It started out as a cloudy and rainy mid-august day on Coon Lake, but it cleared up and turned into a very nice day later in the afternoon. The sun was peeking out from time to time, but for the most part the cloud cover, low light conditions, and calm water are usually good for fishing.

I tried fishing a buzzbait over the top of the weed flats for a while thinking it would be a good lure to use in these conditions, but that didn’t work, so I decided to try fishing the deep weedlines with a Texas rigged worm. That has always been the most reliable method of fishing for me this time of year. Apparently, the fish weren’t all that impressed with the cloud cover they had earlier that morning because they never left the deep weedline.

Once I switched tactics the plastic worm really did the job for me and I was able to catch several nice bass with it. Although the Texas rigged worm worked very well for me, I thought that because the weeds weren’t very dense or very deep, that a jig-worm might work even better. Sure enough, that worked very well too.

Near the end of the day I came upon an area of lily pads that seemed to be screaming for me to throw a rubber frog at them. I’m glad that I listened too. Catching bass on rubber frogs is defiantly one of my favorite things to do and that topped off a very nice day of fishing for me.

watch the video below and learn how to adapt to what the bass are really doing.

Related articles: Texas Rigged Worm, How to Fish a Jig-worm.

Lures Used: Jig-worm, Texas rigged worm, and frog. Water Clarity: Stained. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weedlines, and docks. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass. Topics of Discussion: Water clarity, worm fishing, fishing the frog.

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