Summer deeper structure

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  1. Everydog

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    I don't have a fish finder, Not having much success more than a few feet away from brush except for open water busters. Is structure fishing like looking for a needle in a haystack right now? Fishing one semi-stained lake and one clearish one.
     
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    I guess nobody is killing them on structure.
     
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    Deep spoon bite during summer can be great.. just because no one talks about it, doesn't mean people aren't on it...
     
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    Just teasing really,

    Main classes of things I haven't tried I guess are deep crank baits, and these spoons. Mostly because of fear of snagging with the crank baits. I thought the big spoons were a winter thing....and fear of snagging them too.
     
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    Just teasing really,

    Main classes of things I haven't tried I guess are deep crank baits, and these spoons. Mostly because of fear of snagging with the crank baits. I thought the big spoons were a winter thing....and fear of snagging them too.
     
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    I dunno about big spoons. I see what looks to me like quarter and three eighths oz kastmasters in quite a few pix around here pretty often..
     
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    The kastmasters for the busters, right ? I have been using 1/2 ounce kastmaster with a swivel for busters and I think that's common , though lighter would work too.
     
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    Pretty sure they are working them deep on suspended bass.. I am not an expert, as bass aren't my thing really, however, that seems to be the case to me, maybe look up some VinnyBass reports for more info
     
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    Interesting. I guess it really would be helpful to have sonar for something like that.
     
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    Kastmasters can be fished just like spoons in water 30'-50' deep! Lakes like San V and El Cap are perfect for that setup! It's a great late summer/fall technique! It's happening, just not talking about it.
     
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    Bass are very aggressive this time of year. Structure fishing will work, but covering a lot of water will work better. The wintertime is ideal for structure fishing.
     
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    Thanks for those pointer, McFish. I'll give it a shot.
     
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    I prefer spoons over 25 foot crank baits simply because the crank bait will flat wears me out after awhile.
    Of course some common sense prevails here on what exactly your throwing into, but you cant be afraid of getting snagged once in awhile . In order to gain confidence in a bait you have to put it out there and know there may be those the times when you tell yourself "that was a stupid idea"
    The biggest trick to all of this is convincing your other half that happens to be sitting in the boat and watching you loose the lure that it only cost $1.29
     
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