Type of cover in our local lakes/ resevoirs

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  1. 80sforlife

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    For pitching/ flipping jigs would our local lakes/ resevoirs be considered mostly light, med, or heavy cover? In my experience I don't encounter much slop or algae, more so twigs and occasional tulles along the shoreline.

    I'll be throwing mostly 3/8 jigs and up to 3/4, maybe even 1 oz in windy conditions.

    I'm tossed between Dobyns Fury 734c or 735c.
     
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    Coming from Florida I would rate the lakes in my area of San Diego as low in cover.
     
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    Its so different at most every lake here. Your question would be better for a specific lake. My go to are heavy foot ball jigs. Less snags in the rock cracks. I really only jig rocky structure. there are a lot of lakes here with rocky structure
     
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    Haha imagine everywhere is low cover next to Florida. All that comes to mind are swamps and crocs. Please excuse my ignorance.
     
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    Football jigs are for open water.

    No one flips near or in tulles ?

    I feel like most of our lakes bottoms are twigs, branches, and grass. Where are you findings rocks?
     
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    Lots of people flip the tules with straight braid and a texas-rigged worm with a bullet weight. Also Lake Wohlford has a number of rocky points that hold fish
     
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    Your not far off. Miles of Cyprus swamps and acres and acres of grass and pads with some big water lizards.
     
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    Keep in mind cover and structure are two completely different things. I have found California lakes to have allot of structure but less cover. I think that is what makes western fisherman so much more versatile.
     
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    I cant think of a lake I have fished from Otay to Cuyamaca that doesn't have "a" rock pile. One of my favorite Jig lakes is Loveland. I didn't pay close attention to the word "cover" I am a structure guy. Otay gets some great cabage patches that can hold 20' of water under them. My whole life of throwing jigs have always been over rocky piles or bottom with success. Flipping cover has usually been T rigged brush hawgs or tube jigs. If you are looking for endless tulies besides river bottoms and sand quarries, look at Otay (when the water is up) and jennings has some good tulies. Jennings is tough because the water is so clear. Google earth river bottoms for sure

    I left out the colorado river too.... thats a big one that has "some" tullies
     
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    Loads of rocks and tullies at Wholford as well.
     
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    Our lakes are either full of rocks and brush or clumps of weeds and tulles
    . Id say cover is more on the heavy side
     
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    California is definitely not what I would consider on the heavy side of cover. At least not from my experience fishing lakes like Okeechobee, Koho, Seminole, Guntersville. Eufaula, etc. I consider heavy cover measured in dozens of acres or miles of grass and Lilly pads.
     
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    In fact...I'd go out on a limb and say we have low cover. I've seen lakes in Indiana with more cover than here.

    Yes, we have tress and rocks. But many other lakes have lillipads, trees, laydowns, beaver dams, etc...
     
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    Football jigs are very popular for our lakes but you should try flipping a finesse jig into the tullies. That’s a killer method. For your jig rod, you definetly need a longer than 7’3 rod. I throw most jigs(besides finesse) on a Phenix Ultra MBX Classic 7’7 Heavy power
    That’s for and jig 3/8 and above up 1 oz with a heavier wire hook
     
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