Low morning tides could expose fish to topwater lures

Low morning tides could expose fish to topwater lures
November 10, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Cooler water, less grass! Moving lures are on the menu. Low morning tides could expose fish to topwater lures.

Water temperatures around 50 getting to 55 during the warmest part of the day. NBC Ch. 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “A cloudy week with no real chance of rain, but much cooler. Highs on Monday into the upper 50s, but the rest of the week will be in the upper 40s with morning temperatures near freezing before a slight warm up on Friday. Back in to the mid 50s and near 60 by Sunday.”

Start the morning with Mann's Waker on braided GAMMA Torque 40-pound test. Crawl slowly over grass remnants. Snap free from grass. As the water rises, go deeper with a Mann's Baby 1-Minus and deeper with a Baby X. All on GAMMA 12 pound test Edge Fluorocarbon line. As the tide comes in, move to hard cover on warmed banks. 

Lipless Lucky Craft LVR D-7 crankbaits can be worked over and down to grass remnants. The GDS DR crankbait will work for deeper high tide situations. Try spinnerbaits, white skirts, gold Colorado/Indiana blades in a 3/8-ounce at higher tides and 1/4 ounce at lower tides. Better with chop on the water. 

In clearer water, close to cover, work suspending Lucky Craft Pointer jerkbaits on 10 pound Edge with a jerk, jerk, jerk...pause presentation.

With a slow bite, go to finesse fishing with 6-pound test GAMMA Copoly on spinning gear. Fish avocado Mann's Stingray 3" grubs on a 1/4-ounce ball head jig with short lift and drop or a slow horizontal presentation. Soaking soft plastics in garlic Jack's Juice bait spray will encourage fish to hold on longer.