FISHING REPORT: Try Topwater Lures!

FISHING REPORT: Try Topwater Lures!
June 1, 2014, 6:45 pm
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The post spawn slack and muddy water are running their course. Fishing should be very good this week!

Water is clearing up nicely in the northern part of the river, while grass beds down south are still muddy! Expect water to be in the mid 70s this week. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Mid 80s to start with highs near 90 by mid week bringing unsettled weather for Thursday with chance of thunderstorms and a slight cool down toward the weekend.”

Covering water in the morning with shallow diving Mann's Baby 1-Minus crankbaits with the incoming tide will be effective as long as the bait stays close to cover; wood or grass. Use 14-pound test GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon line on a medium heavy Quantum KVD cranking rod. Replace hooks with short shank KVD Mustad triple grip trebles. Also crank craw patterned chatterbaits.

In clearer water, low morning water is perfect for topwaters with low light as well! The primary choice, walking baits like Lucky Craft Gunfish. I prefer black colors with a bit of stain, chop, or cloudy skies. Use 12-14 pound test GAMMA Copoly with a medium action spinnerbait rod. Keep baits moving especially if fish miss. Walk slowly finding a preferred speed. Generally faster in clearer water. Also try Lucky Craft G-Splash poppers on the same tackle.

Drop shot rigs still work! Use a 1/8-ounce Water Gremlin BullShot weight and a Mann's HardNose finesse worm threaded on a 2/0 Mustad Mega Bite wide gap hook. Also, pitch to wood, grass and docks with green pumpkin Mizmo tubes, Texas rigged on a 3/0 Mustad Mega Bite hooks and 16 pound test Edge fluorocarbon line. Use a 3/16-ounce bullet weight.