Catch of the Day
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It was a nice sunny August day to be out on George Lake, but there were thunderstorms in the forecast for later in the day. This lake is almost perfectly round, so there aren’t many points or humps to fish. The only point on this lake is an underwater point that you can only find with a depth finder or by having a keen eye for the weedline that defines it. There is one other small underwater point that is really a bar and is really a part of the other point that I mentioned. This lake also has clear water and abundant weed growth.
This was the first time that I’ve ever been on this lake, so I started out the day close to that one point that I mentioned because it seemed like it would be about the only thing that would concentrate the fish for me. This is a big lake so I know that there must be other places to fish, but I’ve never had the opportunity to try to find them before.
George Lake is known to be full of northern pike, but they run on the small side. They are plenty of fun to catch though, and you can catch a lot of them in just one day. I caught more pike in the taping of this video than I included in the video. I caught them all on spinnerbaits and deep diving crankbaits. What I figured out was that the northern pike seemed to be patrolling the outside edge of the deep weedline, forcing the bass deeper into the weed growth.
I decided to use a Texas rigged worm so that I could fish three to five feet into the weed growth the bass were using. That did the trick and I was soon catching bass again. The northern pike were a lot of fun to catch, but I wish I had figured out how to catch the bass a little earlier in the day. I’d really like to get back to this lake again sometime to get to know it better.
watch the video below to learn how to catch bass on a texas rigged worm when the bass are deep in the weeds.
Lures Used: Spinnerbait, Crankbait, Texas rigged worm. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weedlines, and points. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass, and northern pike. Topics of Discussion: fishing the Texas rigged worm.