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Heavy washed up grasses
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:52:47 AM »

I took a couple hour trip to my spot that I had success at. Showed up to find a fairly heavy line of grasses washed up. I saw a lot of surface action but I couldn't throw anything that wasn't weedless with just mounding it up. I threw the weightless Texas and also tried an 1/8 football with the texas (carolina?) With no success. What would be a good setup? I'm wondering if my bait was getting lost in the weeds.

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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 10:59:01 AM »

Did you try any top water baits like a HB Frog?
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 11:26:51 AM »

Did you try any top water baits like a HB Frog?
I had that thought but don't currently have any frogs in my bag. Will add one soon.

Would wacky rig or drop rig maybe worked better in the grasses?

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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 11:41:36 AM »

I had that thought but don't currently have any frogs in my bag. Will add one soon.

Would wacky rig or drop rig maybe worked better in the grasses?

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The wacky would get caught up in the grass, you want something to get into grass, so a t-rig will do better. Also may want to try pitching into some of the grass pockets. Oh.. and get yourself a frog ASAP.  lo~beer~
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:42:46 AM »

Nope,  Sounds like two choices.  You can try a punch rig or you get some frogs.  You will either be ontop of the weeds with the frog or under the weeds with a punch set up.  Otherwise the only thing you can do is to work the weed edges.  Staying just off the edges will work for about anything you want to use.
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 11:47:53 AM »

Like Lou and Bid said get yourself some Frogs right away and a punching rig set up.
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 11:55:00 AM »

The 1/8 trig is too light in this scenario. You may want to bump the weight up until you can get break through the grass. Also, something to keep in mind, if that grass was washed up, you have small window period before the grass begins to die and decay effecting O2 of the water in that area.
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 12:46:03 PM »

Staying just off the edges will work for about anything you want to use.

This. I like to use a zoom fluke rigged weedless with no weight or add a weight. I work it across top of grass letting it fall into holes and as stated work the edges.
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 12:57:22 PM »

Along with the fluke a swimbait could’ve worked. Since you had worms, next time rig it weightless and retrieve it like a swimbait


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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 01:12:56 PM »

The wacky would get caught up in the grass, you want something to get into grass, so a t-rig will do better. Also may want to try pitching into some of the grass pockets. Oh.. and get yourself a frog ASAP.  lo~beer~


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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 05:16:21 PM »

A grass jig, HB frog, weightless fluke or worm, punch rig, and swimbait.
Or a weightless 6" t-rigged senko brought across the top and dropped into the holes is killer. The 6 inch versions have plenty of weight to make their presence known to the bass in thick stuff.
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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 11:08:40 PM »

Well, for some reason, from your post.....I think you were 'shorebusting'(bank fishing) and if so, punching isn't really an option. (If you were in a boat you probably would/could simply MOVE.  ;) :))

Seems you tried the 'weightless' Texas rigged worm.....so that leaves the 'weightless 'fluke trick.

I've been THERE before.  :(

The real trick to using these 'over blown in' grasses is to give the worm and fluke EXTREME ACTION or movement.
Talking  RIP, RIP....pause
RIP, RIP...pause
Almost like a frog retrieve or as jerkbait retrieve in clear water.....ONLY ON TOP OF THE GRASS.

Remember....if the grasses got blown in....so did the plankton and hence the bait fish follow and the predator fish follow them.

The trick is to get the PREDATOR FISHES attention......they are already there to eat and comotion will get thier attention and the larger bait is ALWAYS tastee looking to a fish looking to feed.

Another tweak to the above is.....drag the worm/fluke across the grass for like two-three feet and THEN STOP it and do the  RIP, RIP deal....pause, move a few feet and Rip, Rip again.

Like I said, I've been there and it's helped me.

Now if you can some how reach or fish an angle that allows you to fish the 'outside edge' of the blown in grasses........DO IT....I'd still fish weightless and a weightless falling worm is the next best thing to 'wacky rigged'....sometimes even better.
And weightless Flukes are great on grass edges too.

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Re: Heavy washed up grasses
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 01:10:25 PM »

Thanks for all the responses. Glad to hear I was generally on the right track with weightless texas. Sounds like I just should have been working the line a bit more and not just bounce it and let it sink. I'll try it out next time I have this issue.

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