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WESTMORELAND — At times, fishing can be a numbers game.
If you target densely populated waters with highly effective lures, chances are good you’ll pull out a good number of fish. They may not all be trophies, or even keepers, but in my mind there’s nothing as fun as getting on a hot bite and catching fish all day long.
The heat of summer can lead to some great fishing, but it can also make things miserable out on the water.
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When anglers sit out on the water, they tend to do a lot of guesswork about what’s going on below.
Sonar equipment takes a lot of that guesswork out of the equation, but if you’re not on a bass boat then you’re probably not using it unless you buy a handheld fish finder like the iBobber or Deeper, which have received somewhat mixed reviews from anglers for their accuracy.
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During a tough day of fishing recently in some heavily weeded waters, I tried out a few new lures with varied results.
One of the better plastic baits I tried out was a Tightlines UV Whisker series crawdad in blue with purple tip. I used a Texas rig hook and hid the tip of the hook in the plastic body of the crawdad. I used a bullet weight near the hook to sink the butt end of the crawdad, leaving the head of the crawdad floating a bit.
Josh Rouse is an outdoor enthusiast from Topeka, Kansas. He is the Outdoors Editor for The Topeka Capital-Journal.