Sarah Lake

Catch of the Day

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I fished Lake Sarah on a hot sunny summer day in late august. It was a little bit foggy and very humid that morning. The access is located on the northern basin of the lake. I thought I would just start fishing the shoreline right next to the ramp where I put the boat in. I sometimes wonder why we always need to put the boat in and then run all the way across the lake to start fishing. Actually, I do know why we do that. It’s because it’s fun to drive the boat!

Sarah Lake has very murky water so I thought I should start out by fishing the shallow weed line. The weedline was in about four feet of water. I managed to catch my first bass on a Mann’s B1 Minus which is a shallow diving crankbait that will only dive one foot or less into the water. I caught the next several fish on a ¼ ounce spinnerbait with Colorado blades. Some of the fish that I caught on the spinnerbait were off the weedline and in closer to shore in the thick of the weed growth. After that I gave some deep structure a quick try but came up empty, so I went back to fishing closer to shore.

Some of the shallower milfoil and coontail weeds were matting on the surface so I gave my rubber frog a try. To my delight the frog worked very well, and I caught several more bass with that. I was able to work that lure very close to the bank. Watch the following video to see how I fish shallow murky water.

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Related articles: Spinnerbaits, Fishing the Frog. Shallow Diving Crankbaits.

Lures Used: Spinnerbait, crankbait, and frog. Water Clarity: Murky. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weed lines and lily pads. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Fishing the spinnerbait and shallow weedy cover.

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