Catch of the Day
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It was a nice fall day on Indian Lake. It was partly cloudy to cloudy with a nice little wind blowing. This lake has stained water this time of year so I knew that I should try loud and brightly colored lures, but when the wind blows on a lake like this you sometimes need to make quite a commotion to get a fish's attention.
I started the day with a spinnerbait. I chose one that had Colorado style blades on it because those give off a lot of vibration that the fish can feel in the water. The bass will know it’s coming even if they can’t see it yet. I also busted out the old Rat-L-trap. The bass can not only feel the vibrations of this bait, but they can hear the rattles in this bait from even farther away than they can feel the vibrations from it.
The last remaining green weeds of the year were attracting the bass. In the fall, the weeds begin to die off in anticipation of winter and only the healthy green weeds give off oxygen for the bass and baitfish to breath. There were clumps of healthy weeds scattered widely apart on the weed flats and these two lures work very well for covering large areas like this.
The bass were really biting for me today. The sheer number of bass on this lake will wear you out but most of them are on the smaller side of average. This would be a terrific lake for a beginner to learn how to fish on. There are plenty of bass to give the beginner the needed repetition and feedback necessary for a rapid learning experience.
watch how to fish shallow weedy cover in murky water during fall in the video below.
Lures Used: Spinnerbait, Crankbait. Water Clarity: Stained. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Fall. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weedlines, and points. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass, northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Water clarity, hook size, healthy green weed growth.