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REACH Mentoring Program

By Bret Baker
Outdoors 

Here's how to get into the weeds and on to fish

 

June 7, 2019



Bass, pike, muskies, walleyes, crappies, bluegills, and perch all spend a good portion of the early summer period buried in the weeds. Arguably, more game fish congregate in emerging weed beds than in any other type of structure this time of year. Paradoxically, these same weed beds are often devoid of fishing pressure. Weeds can be intimidating. It often it takes a specialized approach to pick fish from the jungle.

I break down weed fishing into five approaches.

The easiest in the spring and early summer period is to fish over the tops of emerging weeds. I cast crankbaits or jig and plasti...



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