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Ufatz

Poor bass fishing!?

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Is it just my impression or is it common: the bass fishing seems to be very sllloooooowww. Have a guest here for a few weeks and the bass fishing has been tough.

Although we are highly skilled casters, marvelous boat handlers and incredibly good looking devils the fish just won't cooperate with us.

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They're transitioning, and scattered all over the place. This hot weather should help put them in line.

Are you fishing up shallow? I found a ton out on the weedline this past weekend.

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Two weeks ago we landed 104 fish in 6.5 hours. Less than a week later we only landed 20 fishing the same areas with the same presentation. I would agree with them being in a transition.

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That is exactly what I found this past weekend, they all tucked tail and found some deeper water spots or they were there but being lazy in the shade.

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Yeah, we have been poking around the shallow areas, not really getting too serious about it. I've been waiting for the weather to settle down a bit. Then maybe I can find a few with my flyrod and popper in the shallow stuff.

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Partner and I were out for six hours on Saturday fishing mostly less than 3 ft. depth range. Nothing under the 14 inch range biggest around 4lbs. all nice quality fish I'd guess an honest 25-30 pounds of fish total. Half on spinnerbaits half on jig n pig. Their bitin fine but lookin forward to the Summer patterns to kick in,more predictable.

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I've been doing good on the weedy flats - 6-8 feet of water with Rattlin Raps, spinner baits and Slurpie Shiners. I was on Rush 2 weeks ago, the fish were in 0 to 18" of water. Nothing huge, but lots of 2 pounders, all on spinner baits. Interestingly there were a couple other boats out farther from shore in the rushes but they didn't seem to be doing as well. I haven't had much luck on the weedlines yet, can't keep the snot rockets off the line long enough!

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