Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hydrilla edges fishing

Hydrilla edges are well defined at low tides with scattered grass out deeper, targets at low tide. Beds dropping into 6 feet or deeper are targets at any tide as there is only sparse grass off the thick edge. But with shallower hydrilla beds, fish remain under thick vegetation at high tides!
You'll need cloud cover for afternoon low tides using topwaters like Lucky Craft G-Splash 65 in shad patterns. Also try small Gunfish walked slowly across scattered grass in front of harder hydrilla edges. With sunny skies, go deeper through grass with swim jigs, chatterbaits and Mann's Baby 1-Minus. The most reliable bites at low water come in areas without thick grass. Drop shot and shaky head are best. For drop shot, try 20-pound test GAMMA Torque braid with 10-pound test Edge fluorocarbon leader. Start with a 1/8-ounce weight. Use a 1/8-ounce jig head for the shaky head. Start with a small green pumpkin 4.5-inch worms. Soak in Jack's Juice. For shaky heads use 8- pound test GAMMA Copoly.
At higher water, look for grass beds falling off into deeper water. Cast to edges and feel through grass to submerged thinner edges.

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