I’m one of those people who not only loves to bass fish but is also thinking about it when I am not…
Anytime I pass a water body or see an image of one, I instantly start to think about the types of bass-holding cover and how I would go about fishing it…
I also like to prompt other land-locked anglers into analyzing potential fishing opportunities by sharing images of different cover situations by posting images of “fishy spots” via my Twitter feed.
Recently I posted the following image of a pad-field, dock and shoreline brush in fairly shallow water ( < 5 feet) with the question…
What would you be chunkin’? …
Several of my Twitter followers decided to chime in and here’s a look at the baits and presentations they suggested…
Ryan @clark300… swimbait on the edges and in thinner veg, Koppers Livetarget frog on the rest.
chance weaver @GHdreamweaver… flip a horny toad or a Spro frog with about 30 pound braid
Belmonte Bassin @BelmonteBassin… I’d flip a rage tail hawg with a slither jig weight and skirt
thomas jordan @bigmumbles52… I would throw a frog with thirty pound braid
Caden August @Caden_16… top water
Alvin Hatley @rebalal98… pic.twitter.com/lqKkz0XbEY (image of soft-body popping frog) & but in a brite pink, yellow, or orange pic.twitter.com/WlEjesOFPA (wacky rigged stick bait)
Mr Cricket @mund… without a doubt a Spro frog…
bryan stuart @BASHEM1… a buzz frog in the edge and Texas rigged plastic or jig in the heavy stuff
Mike @gtrmke… frogs!!!
Mark Easterling @lapbass … Big topwaters into openings and along edges!
Fish Catchmore @Catch_more_fish… KVD hollow body frog, white belly.
Tyler Crawford @NotoriousMTC… Stanley ribbit, spinnerbait, or a rage tail eeliminator
Looks like the most popular bait named was some type of frog with jigs coming in second…
Given the dominance of pads in the image I guess that’s not surprise 🙂
How would I approach the area you ask?
- Wacky & Texas-rigged weightless stick bait (casting edges, openings and skipping)
- Vibrating swim jig w/ swimbait trailer (casting edges, openings and pitching)
- Texas-rigged tube (casting edges, openings and pitching)
- Buzzbait (casting edges and openings)
- Shallow running crankbait (casting edges and openings)
Each to their own I guess 🙂