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20ft of visibility....What would you use???

Discussion in 'Bass Discussions' started by smallieguy, May 17, 2005.

  1. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

    Oh Lord, what have I done?
    I have planned a trip to Keuka lake in New York and I am leaving
    Friday and just learned that the water clarity is insane. This lake
    is regarded as one of the best smallmouth lakes in the northeast,
    so I says to myself ''I got to go there''. But the water is beyond gin
    clear, right now its 20-21 ft. of visibility.
    I little intimidating to a guy that calls Pymi home.
    Any suggestions would be helpful and appreciated, thanks.
  2. ShakeDown

    ShakeDown OGF Staff Staff Member Admin

    Sounds like a sweet trip man!

    Hit it dale style. 6lb flouro, and dark baits!

    Regardless, good luck and take the camera!

  3. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

    Thats to funny, I got 4 and 6 lb flouro leader on all my spinnin rods
    and am all stocked up on 2 1/2'' green punkin tubes.
  4. Don't forget some jerk baits they love em and will come from deep for them.
  5. prop baits too... long limber rods with that lighter line should do the trick !!
  6. Procraftboats21

    Procraftboats21 Original OGF Member

    I second the jerkbaits. I like the Lucky Craft 78sp Pointer.
  7. I fish lakes in WV that are that clear. Top water: Bang-o-lure, rapala, and soft jerk baits. Down deep: tubes in natural color, 4" lizards. Spinner baits: big body and small blades and just let it slow roll down staying about a foot off the bottom. Have fun and lets us know how you did.
  8. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

    Right on the $ guys with all that great advise.
    All our fish come on jerkbaits teamed up with 7' 6'' ml rods and
    6lb. flouro. leaders.
    Awesome trip.
  9. Must been fun! Ive found some comin up in the deep pockets on the bait. Makes them jump some. Got 2 sat night at WB 16-18in long. Lots of fun on light tackle! I use 8lb mono out there with green tubejig and minnow in the summer and do well. Cant wait for Kinzu dam :)