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Old 07-02-2019, 08:41 PM   #1
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What are your favorite summer time lures for private lake fishing? Lake has a good population of bass and bluegill is the primary forage.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:42 PM   #2
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If you see me throwing something besides a skirt or beetle spin, I知 out of skirts and beetle spins.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:48 PM   #3
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My 10 year old wears out those cheap natural earthworm rigs with 2 hooks. They are about a buck each.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:49 PM   #4
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Texas rigged plastic worm or a topwater.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:50 PM   #5
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Soft plastic crawfish. Most likely a watermelon red RAGE.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:51 PM   #6
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Texas rigged worm
Spinner bait
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:51 PM   #7
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Senko worm, wacky rigged & spinner bait
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:56 PM   #8
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When fishing private lakes/tanks I have four go-to lures that are dependable “fish finders”. That is, lures one of which will always work if there are fish in the water.
1) large beetle spin
2) Rat-L-Trap
3) white/chartreuse spinner bait
4) 6” purple worm
If you try all those and don’t catch anything, there are no fish living there
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:00 PM   #9
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To open ended question. For the most part fish dummy baits ... in-line spinners, top water poppers, ... basically cast and reel type. The rest depends on body of water ie size management , technique. We have a 15 acre lake and I can go out with an arsenal of lures and pin point what they want and establish a pattern for quality fish. If you just want to catch a fish in-line spinners are hard to beat. But don’t expect to catch quality on the reg
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #10
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Hollow Body Frog

Buzzbait

TX Rig Baby Brush Hog

TX Rig Zoom Speed Worm.

Swim Jig with swim bait trailer
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:01 PM   #11
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if it's a private lake and hasn't been fished in a while...anything works!

years ago I found a small pond/lake that hadn't been fishes in forever, you could literally catch a bass on every cast.

I turned them all loose, and a few weeks later they were very leary of anything you threw; became harder to catch anything.... they learn
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:07 PM   #12
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Hollow Body Frog

Buzzbait

TX Rig Baby Brush Hog

TX Rig Zoom Speed Worm.

Swim Jig with swim bait trailer
Looks like charles got it down. The swimjig is the best known secret!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:07 PM   #13
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If you see me throwing something besides a skirt or beetle spin, I知 out of skirts and beetle spins.
My immediate thought was a beetle spin too!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:08 PM   #14
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To open ended question. For the most part fish dummy baits ... in-line spinners, top water poppers, ... basically cast and reel type. The rest depends on body of water ie size management , technique. We have a 15 acre lake and I can go out with an arsenal of lures and pin point what they want and establish a pattern for quality fish. If you just want to catch a fish in-line spinners are hard to beat. But don稚 expect to catch quality on the reg
This is a lake similar in size and I would like to catch some of the better fish. I think a realistic upper end fish at this place is around 6 or so lbs.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:13 PM   #15
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Depends on how big and deep the lake is.

My family痴 camp is on a 200 acre private lake that gets pretty deep. In the summertime pattern I find a shad colored KVD Deep crank bait seems to be one of my go to baits. 12-15 foot range seems to work best in the depth I知 fishing.


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Old 07-02-2019, 09:13 PM   #16
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My goto baits for a private lake or pond are a Zoom fluke in white pearl or some other baitfish color.....and a Zoom baby brushhawg in watermelon red texas rigged or weightless. Hard to beat a slow, quiet baitfish imitator or a creature bait in a low pressure body of water..
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:14 PM   #17
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Shakey head and black trick worm
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:20 PM   #18
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This is a lake similar in size and I would like to catch some of the better fish. I think a realistic upper end fish at this place is around 6 or so lbs.
Do you have access to a boat or bank fishing? If similar To my lake If in a boat . This is what I would approach.. early morning beat banks with topwaters...Frogs, snakes , poppers, spinnerbaits.. as the sun rises I知 moving out to the hydrilla line with the same. Sun gets up I知 flipping jigs and tubes on the edges and in the pockets. Heat of the day time of year I知 gonna set up so I can start running crankbaits along the hydrilla line and find the depth fish are suspended . Then I will come back around and flip worms into the hydrilla at those depths in relation to the bottom
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:21 PM   #19
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Shakey head and black trick worm
Lake Conroe Special!!!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:30 PM   #20
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When fishing private lakes/tanks I have four go-to lures that are dependable 吐ish finders. That is, lures one of which will always work if there are fish in the water.
1) large beetle spin
2) Rat-L-Trap
3) white/chartreuse spinner bait
4) 6 purple worm
If you try all those and don稚 catch anything, there are no fish living there
On a tank those are my go-to痴.
Maybe add a Rapala gold minnow.
But on a larger lake and a boat, I might go to a crank bait to locate some fish, then a Texas rig to work on them.
Colors depend on water clarity
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:43 PM   #21
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Also Beetle Spins , motor oil worms, zara spooks

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Old 07-02-2019, 09:47 PM   #22
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Tiny torpedo early and late. Shad spinners and Texas rigged power worms
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:57 PM   #23
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Big shiner under a cork!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:58 PM   #24
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Old 07-03-2019, 04:26 AM   #25
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Wacky worm hands down for me. On a watermelon finesse worm weightless

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Old 07-03-2019, 05:41 AM   #26
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H&H Blue and Chartruse spinner bait pretty tough to beat. My all time favorite go to bait.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:32 AM   #27
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My goto baits for a private lake or pond are a Zoom fluke in white pearl or some other baitfish color.....and a Zoom baby brushhawg in watermelon red texas rigged or weightless. Hard to beat a slow, quiet baitfish imitator or a creature bait in a low pressure body of water..
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Wacky worm hands down for me. On a watermelon finesse worm weightless

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yall be speaking my language!!! The only bite better than a top water is weightless plastics
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:50 AM   #28
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My goto baits for a private lake or pond are a Zoom fluke in white pearl or some other baitfish color.....and a Zoom baby brushhawg in watermelon red texas rigged or weightless. Hard to beat a slow, quiet baitfish imitator or a creature bait in a low pressure body of water..
These are mine as well, but I throw alot watermelon seed flukes with the tail dipped in Spike It.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:52 AM   #29
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Zoom lizard, in blueberry color....
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:00 AM   #30
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My main go to baits in a pond are a weightless zoom lizard watermelon red or gourd green a wacky worm and a whopper flopper ! they are a killer bait especially when the fish have seen one before
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:11 AM   #31
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mepps aglia spinners, my fav is white, brown or black fury. Also every good tx pond loves a frog too.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:16 AM   #32
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mine is a H&H black and white skirt of a yellow and black skirt also high on the list is a large beetle spin yellow or white
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:17 AM   #33
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:23 AM   #34
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My goto baits for a private lake or pond are a Zoom fluke in white pearl or some other baitfish color.....and a Zoom baby brushhawg in watermelon red texas rigged or weightless. Hard to beat a slow, quiet baitfish imitator or a creature bait in a low pressure body of water..
You hit the nail on the head. My two favorite soft plastics of all time. I might even add a Ribbit frog (watermelon with pearl belly) depending time of year, depth, structure.


I have been absolutely killing the bass on the Zoom Super Fluke in Pearl on a friends private pond lately.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:38 AM   #35
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Senko worm, wacky rigged
EDIT: Also have real good luck sometimes with a 2'-4' shad crank bad

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Old 07-03-2019, 08:41 AM   #36
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My kids catch a load of fish on beetle spins, just like I did. The chunking and winding keeps them interested if it's a slower day.

Beetle Spin, white with red dot
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:47 AM   #37
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:50 AM   #38
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Last year was a rat-l-trap and topwater. This year has been a senko and and cock of the walk shagger tail shad. They seem to get wise if you always throw the same thing.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:53 AM   #39
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:00 AM   #40
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My go to is a black/white H&H spinner. Texas rigged worm works good too.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:27 AM   #41
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #42
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Texas rigged worm
Spinner bait
Pop-r
This. I might swap you out for a black buzzbait instead of a pop-r, but same concept.

If you can't catch them on one of these three, they aren't hungry.

For the worm, something in the 6 inch range, black and blue or watermelon red.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:32 AM   #43
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agree ^^
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:35 AM   #44
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Texas rigged Zoom Fluke, Berkley Havoc Pit Boss, a Spinner or Frog.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:51 AM   #45
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fluke, wackyworm, rooster tail, Pop-R in no particular order.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:37 PM   #46
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Another vote for H&H spinner bait.

They were $0.18 when I was young. Yes that was a long time ago.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #47
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I can’t believe so many recommend the H&H.
Growing up tank fishing I used them 50+years ago
Glad to see them still popular.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:46 PM   #48
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Green Shad Culprit worm texas rigged. I hate the moss and it helps eliminate it. It's my go to. Also a white twin tail type trailer worm rigged the same way. Top water weedless frog or spook.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:11 PM   #49
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Ask that Mike Long guy, I hear he’s got good experience.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:23 PM   #50
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