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Sonicrunch

Let's define weedline.

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Weedline means:

a: the edge where the weeds just touch the surface of the water.

b: the edge where weeds stop growing (or are sparse)

c: the area between a and b.

I always figured it was a. What do the experts say?

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B. There is an inside (shallow edge) and outside (deep edge).

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kato guy is right some times the fish are on the inside edge some times they are on the deep edge. Case in point this summer we did well on the inside weed edge, around park rapids that is 3 to 6 feet of water, with cranks toward dark.

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Yeppers.. I'm Voting B... where the weeds stop growing.. Often times you can not see a weed edge with the naked eye, must be seen with eletronics.

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Let's not forget the place where to types of aquatic vegetaion meet. That's an edge also. Cattails and pads or cabbage and pencil reeds... all edges.

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Also if there is a mud to gravel transition, with an inside turn and a small hump, there is sure to be a spot on the spot.

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Another vote for B. Vegetation is both emergent and submergent, so that definition would sort of rule out A.

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B. I've never heard the term used as described in A.

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Put another mark in the "B" column...

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B... Weedline refers to where the weeds stop growing in my book. Submergent, emergent.... Weedline is the weedline. Lets try to keep it simple. sand to weeds, muck to weeds, gravel to weeds, rock to weeds. A line that can be seen on almost any graph. smirk.gif

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Thanks for the info guys. I attached a quik-e sketch for clarity. See, I have always been focusing on the a and c area. But you guys say go for the b area. Am I crystal clear?

weedlineoc3.png

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Sonic -

I would not exclude A and C completely but B is where I would focus. Weather and wind would be factors that would influence fish movement along the edges (up/down and edge/imbedded). Generally though I look for a much more dramatic end rather than one that gradually peters out as you have drawn. The weeds end at almost a right-angle to the surface but there may be isolated clumps out from the edge here and there. I find those areas to typically be better especially down at the base but I've caught many good fish coming off the top of a sharp edge on the deep side or getting bit just as the bait approaches the inside edge.

Hope this helps - just my experience.

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