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Horizontal vs. vertical
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:35:35 PM »

Fall is here, the nights are getting cold and the days are up and down. I had water temps of 60 to 62 this morning, the shallow grass is dying, the bait is scattered. I caught 6 in about an hour throwing a little square bill(2 inches) in shallow water(11/2 feet to about 6 feet) where there was no grass, the shallow grass is dying. You can not only find them but horizontal baits may be the best way to score a limit, at least here.
Which way do you go, remember it's not turn over or late fall.
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Re: Horizontal vs. vertical
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 10:37:54 AM »

I'd keep doing what you're doing until they stop biting, then move to the outside edge of the green weeds and throw a deeper diving crankbait and then fish my way into the grass with a jig or a worm.
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Re: Horizontal vs. vertical
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 03:56:20 PM »

fishing a lure that has horizontal movement or something that has more of a vertical drop is definitely something that most bassers do not think about and apply nearly enough.  thanks for bringing up the subject.

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Re: Horizontal vs. vertical
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 08:12:26 AM »

I fish mostly shallow lakes and we have three choices vertically horizontally and then I concider topwater a category of its own. Year round these are options and can change day to day. Even in the dead of winter when everyone is pitching jigs, after a couple days in the upper sixties you better try a slow topwater
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Re: Horizontal vs. vertical
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 11:10:09 AM »

Interesting  ideas/ strategys . I like small all black finesse jig with no trailers. Very little movement and just let him sit and sit. Got skunked plenty but I have got a few decent ones thruout winter
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Re: Horizontal vs. vertical
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 01:30:58 PM »

Many lures can be fished both horizontally and vertically. Slab spoons, lipless cranks, Little George, etc. Even a DD22 can be fished as a topwater. I almost left out one of my favorites, the short arm spinnerbait.

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