Do you love big bluegill?
guys there is a lake not to far from me that is loaded with bluegill and red ears have fished it several times with little luck the thing is it is solid lilly pads you cannot get close to the bank of the pads how do you know where to look and how to fish them? 4 ft is about the deepest part other than maybe a little deeper in the boat trail also lots of stumps
...Ive never fished a lake that is completely covered in pads but some areas Ive fished come close.
i had a great time fishing the slop last year
The N.Pike was caught on a Micro UL slip bobber rig in 18” of water in the heat of the day tossing and pitching to heavy weed and pad edges
I meant almost solid pads I try to fish the few open places but no luck
in my kayak ive fished thick stuff you couldnt drag a boat thru and found fish in 1 to 4-0 FOW fishing short rods with drop shot or slip bobbers... so it is possible. fishing long rods is a possibility but awkward at best in a kayak. ive fished some really heavy slop at times just an accurate flip from the side of the boat is all that is needed.
are you a Kayak fisherman?
Chuck you may have to throw the conventional method out the door. I've never fished heavy cover like your talking about but see if you think this might help there has to be some small opening somewhere.
...great videos Dick
given he is very proficient at the long pole...
several of the vids appear to be better fished with a spin rig and slip bobber... along edges etc with longer parallel casts covering more water. he is putting fish in the bucket though.
same thing could still be accomplished from a kaya with short spin rods flipped to pad openings etc
I have to agree with Slip about this. A canoe or kayak is your best option. A smooth hull, with nothing to get hung up in the weeds. If you only have access to a bigger boat, pull the trolling motor up, jack/tilt the main motor up (or remove it completely if you can), and just pole your boat along.
A long rod, dapping baits into the pockets, is probably the best bet from a bigger boat, while spinning rigs with slip-bobbers is best for canoes and kayaks. Braid is a must, to cut through the weeds once you're hooked up.
There's at least a few small lakes near me that get completely choked up with weeds and pads in the summer. I may have to take my kayak out there and see if I can catch anything.
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