Look for Holes in the Grass!

Look for Holes in the Grass!
July 27, 2014, 9:15 am
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Fishing has been getting tougher with warmer water and thicker grass. Early morning high tides offer best opportunity for topwater activity. After that, fishing slowly in areas with current will be the best strategy. 

Water temperature has been holding in the low to mid 80s. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “A stormy start to the week with a cool down expected for the rest of the week under partly to mostly sunny skies. Cool nights into the low 60s. Highs around 80 earlier into the week getting into the upper 80s.”

Walking Lucky Craft Gunfish baits on GAMMA 30-pound Torque braid create a large noisy target. Vary speeds. If fish miss, keep it moving! Keep a weightless worm handy to cast to missed bites. In super clear water, work it faster. Try smaller sizes and wake baits too. Use a medium heavy rod.

At high tide and high sun, go deeper and head for slightly stained water. Use shad patterned Mann's Baby 1-Minus and chatter or swim jigs in white patterns on 14-pound test GAMMA edge Fluorocarbon line and a longer rod for distance!

As tides flow out move to grass edges or areas without grass in large grass beds. Slow down presentations with Texas or wacky rigged stickworms with nail weights. Cast into the current and let the bait hang up in grass. Let it sit and pop it free. Works best with 20-pound braid and 12-pound test leader. Use a 3/0 Mustad Swimbait hook with a 1/16 ounce adjustable weight.

At low tide use a drop shot! Pitch it to the edges and be patient. Use weights to feel the deepest edge of the grass.