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Post Posted: 12:19pm - Apr 16,10 
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HELP :crazy

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Post Posted: 01:07pm - Apr 16,10 
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4lb fluro, small circle hook, 3'' dinger wacky rigged, long casts................or fish it at night. Probably spinnerbaits or chatterbaits for now, and buzzbaits starting in May.

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Post Posted: 01:39pm - Apr 16,10 
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Matt nailed it.



I like windy days for clear water. Make long casts with the wind, cast tight to cover. Finesse baits like 4" finesse worms on 1/16th to 1/8th oz. jigheads or rigged dropshot style, 2" tubes, and hair jigs under slip-floats and cast-a-bubbles.

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Post Posted: 02:17pm - Apr 16,10 
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4" Senkos and Flouro

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Post Posted: 10:05am - Apr 17,10 
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Floro, downsize your presentations, and natural colors. Do that and you can't go wrong.

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Post Posted: 09:14pm - Apr 17,10 
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Well that answers my question that I had. Thanks gentleman.

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Post Posted: 09:37pm - Apr 17,10 
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Dynamite and a bow; dukes of hazzard style :ouch

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Post Posted: 11:48pm - Apr 17,10 
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I like all your tips.For me 4lb. xl lo-vis green,1/16th to 1/8th oz.texas rigged 4 inch power worm,or power lizard,black or pumpkinseed,1/0 wide bite hook.Location probably more important than presentation right now.Find 'em and you can catch 'em.

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Post Posted: 12:21am - May 20,10 
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Smoke colored senko's are good for clear water. Anything that's semi opaque. white is also supposed to be good for clear water, especially if there's emerald shad. Natural are always a good choice.

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Post Posted: 11:44am - May 23,10 
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All good answers...I wholeheartedly agree with light line, natural colors, and smaller presentations in very clear water. There is one thing that I think may be overlooked in clear water: speed! I can only say this theory is tested on a few pressured waters: Lake Geneva, Lake Michigan (From Chicago around to Traverse Bay), and a few smaller river in Illinois and Southwest Michigan, however, it has worked very well when nothing else is working. When fishing crankbaits and jerkbaits, a fast, very erratic (which gives an illusion of moving faster because of the exagerrated lateral movments) presentation can often trigger strikes where fish are more apt to follow baits or ignore them all together.

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Post Posted: 04:33pm - May 25,10 
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I agree with the 4 lb test, but if they're not hitting the plastics, try a #8 aberdeen and a whole crawler or leech, or floating a minnow.

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