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Old 10-12-2014, 08:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scouting around today after some mega rains... found this lake. It goes back out of the picture for quite a ways, but I couldn't even get a damn line in the water...






Uncool, man.....
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Weedless frog and 100 lb test nano so you can cast it......
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Each pad has a fibrous stem going down to the lake bottom... Even if I hooked a fish out there, it is unlikely I would ever get it to shore with the tens of thousands of water lily stems getting caught up on my line.

Its not like a patch of lily pads near a downed tree in a clear lake... The entire lake is covered or infested with them...

Might as well use dynamite.
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Each pad has a fibrous stem going down to the lake bottom... Even if I hooked a fish out there, it is unlikely I would ever get it to shore with the tens of thousands of water lily stems getting caught up on my line.

Its not like a patch of lily pads near a downed tree in a clear lake... The entire lake is covered or infested with them...

Might as well use dynamite.
"Can't" died in the hills with "won't" and "don't how know how". Serious dude.....
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I don't think I said "can't"... I used the term "unlikely."

And since I have never seen a lake so overrun with these pads before, then I guess "don't know how" would be applicable.

z's suggestion of 100 lb test sounds intriguing.

You'd need it, towing all that cabbage back to shore along with the fish.
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50lb + braid and a frog or other weedless bait
Need a 7' heavy or heavier rod too
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Heres a video of guys pulling in a bunch of bass completely covered in weeds. Has only ever happened to me once, I think next year you need to invest in a frog setup

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I have the braid. I have a 6' one piece Eagle Claw heavy rod and a 8' MH Cabela's King Kat rod... Both are spooled up with heavy braid.
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I don't see why the king kat rod wouldn't work if you have heavy bread. That's probably where all the public water catfish are hiding
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