Pierson Lake

Catch of the Day

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It was a cool and breezy early October day on Pierson Lake. The breeze and mostly cloudy skies were working together to provide some lower light conditions for me on this clear body of water. This should help the fish to be more active and give me a better chance of catching some fish today. Spinnerbaits and other fast-moving lures like crankbaits work very well in these conditions.

This lake is known to be an excellent northern pike lake but just a fair bass lake. Fast moving lures work very well under these weather conditions for bass, but I should also be able to catch plenty of pike with them as well, because pike like fast moving lures just about any time.

I began the day by fishing a shallow diving crankbait made by Bandit Lures. It’s a 200-series lure that dives 6 to 8 feet deep. That worked very well for me. I caught several bass on it. periodically I was switching over to a white 1/2-ounce spinnerbait to see if I could get that to work. Later in the afternoon, I caught a very nice bass that weighed over four pounds with it. Near the close of the show, I also caught one of my largest bass of the year on it. That bass weighed close to six pounds.

I was just casting the spinnerbait out as far as I could possibly throw it, and slowly reeling it back so that it swam in that four to six-foot depth that the deep weedline was in. Very often in the spring and fall you will get your best fishing later in the day after the warmth of the afternoon has warmed up the water a little bit.

watch the video below to learn how to work a crankbait over aquatic vegetation.

Related articles: Shallow Diving Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits.

Lures Used: Crankbait, spinnerbait. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Fall. Cover/Structure: Weeds and weedlines. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass. Topics of Discussion: Working a crankbait over the weeds.

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