Catch of the Day
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It was a very nice and sunny early September day to be on Big Marine Lake. I was there on a weekday so I had the lake nearly all to myself. The day started out with a very calm wind. Sunny skies and calm water usually mean the bass will be deep and tight to cover in clear water like this. The predominant type of cover on this lake is aquatic vegetation or weeds. My first lure of choice for these kinds of days at this time of year would have to be a jig-worm. That’s what I started with. Other good lures to use under these conditions would be jigs, Carolina rigs, and possibly deep diving crankbaits.
I started out fishing one of the largest points on the lake. I caught my first bass on the jig-worm and followed that with another bass that weighed over four pounds. The next two bass weighed over three pounds. I caught them all on the jig-worm.
I then moved over to a big underwater saddle type of structure that connects one side of the lake to the other. It has a nice sandy bottom with rocks scattered here and there. Structures like this are tailor made for Carolina rigs because you can cover so much more area with them than the jig-worm. This is a big structure and the fish can be located on just one small part of it, so you need good electronics or a lure that can cover a lot of area to find the isolated spots that the fish are using.
I only caught a couple of bass on that large saddle structure but one of them weighed over four pounds.
This may have been one of those lucky days we all hope for as anglers.
watch the video below to learn how to catch big bass on jig-worms and carolina rigs.
Lures Used: Jig- worm and Carolina rig. Water Clarity: clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weedlines, and points. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass. Topics of Discussion: The jig-worm, Carolina rigs.