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My bass fishing summer has been the pits! First, we do not fish 30' with a gob of dead minnow heads. And I don't care much for dragging foot-long plastic lizards through the weeds.

But I simply am NOT seeing fish back in the shallower parts of lakes at all. Normally (?) that is where they'll be because of water temps: warmer the better, to a point. But I conclude the waters are now TOO warm and TOO oxygen depleted. I caught a pike yesterday that was probably a ten pound fish...a nice pike. But it was a case of wiggle-wiggle and done-no fight at all. Ordinarily that fish would have been instantly crazy!

What do you guys think? Are you catching big ol' bunches? I'm stuck in Tumuli Country for the most part.

And things DO move slower here! Ha Ha!

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I fished a lake last night that water temps were 81 degrees.

Caught plenty of bass. Most up in less than 2 ft of water on plastics. A few out on deep weedline tossing DT10 crank baits.

All fought with vigor. Very good night on the lake chasin' bass.

We trolled pike DEEP a couple weeks ago on a lake that was 84 surface temp. Got pike up to 31 inches. Some fought better than others. Nothing different than normal in my opinion.

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I spent the last couple weeks mostly fishing for bass. A couple lakes with lots of thick shallow cover were terrible for me. That really surprised me. On other lakes with more scattered weed coverage, I caught lots of fish shallow. The few pike that I hooked didn't fight either.

I bet the night bite is really good right now. If not for the clouds of mosquitoes I'd have been out there in the dark throwing topwaters.

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i haven't fished bass for a couple of years, however, I am not sure what you are all doing in shallow. Why are you not fishing texas worm wrigs in 15 feet of water or right off the drop offs? That is where I had the best luck in august and when the water was warm.

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Why are we shallow??? Because there are fish there.

I can tell you I didnt imagine the fish I got last night.

Nice thing with bass, is you can get em from a foot of water to 30 ft of water.

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