Catch of the Day
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It was a warm and muggy early September day on Prior Lake. A cold front was pushing in with thunderstorms forecasted for later in the evening. It was still sunny out and there was a nice chop on the water. Bass tend to feed under prefrontal conditions like this, so I was expecting to do well that day.
This is a pretty large lake that has lots of structure to fish. The northern basin of the lake, that I was fishing, has clear to stained water. The southern basin has murky water. For this video I stayed on the northern basin and fished the deep structure and abundant vegetation that grows in the clearer water.
I was optimistic about how the day would go for me, but this is a very busy lake in the summertime and I had a lot of company on the lake with me. Jet skiers and water skiers were buzzing all around me. That took a little bit of the fun out of fishing for me, but I hung in there and caught quite a few bass before the day was over.
I caught most of my bass on a Texas rigged worm and a few others on spinnerbaits. I was fishing the edge of the deep wedlines on points, humps, and bars. The weedline was in about 12 to 15 feet of water. I was using a white spinnerbait and a black worm. A black worm seems to work well in any water clarity. In clear water it looks a lot like a leach, and in murky water it just makes a very dark silhouette in the water that is very easy for the fish to see against any lighter background color.
watch the video below to see how to rig up and use the texas rigged worm.
Lures Used: Texas rigged worm, spinnerbait. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds and weedlines, points, humps, and bars. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass. Topics of Discussion: Rigging and fishing a Texas rigged worm.