Had to get out and confirm some soft plastics still catch fish

SPOONMINNOW

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The 90-degree weather has kept me inside or doing work around the house. Yesterday I finally got out and the weather was perfect: a 10 mph wind, partly cloudy and 85 degrees.
I wanted to try different trusted lures to see how many fish each could catch given the drought and low water in a local lake.
38 fish not including the ones that got away - not too bad though no lunkers. More important was knowing which ones to reproduce and keep on hand for future outings.

I started out using a Bass Assassin grub which has always caught fish.
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After catching 6 more fish with it I tied on a bulb body lure:


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Even this little guy and 3 others just like it hit it:
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The double tail wacky rig did well but only bass:

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The shad tail hybrid did very well maybe because the water was a dense green from suspended algae normal in ho weather (note the background).
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Tapered tails also did well:

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The Crappie Magnet hybrid double tail always catches fish:
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Nice to feel strikes after a long period of wishing I could brave the heat and not faint.
 

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It's been in the 90's for a while and have had no problems with soft plastics in moving waters

Nice job
 

Hawnjigs

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Steady 90s here too down from 100s not too long ago. Lots cooler before sunrise...

No big fish or #s here but mixed bag of nonetheless fun size white bass, wipers, cats, & a stray wally better n nuthin.

All except 1 white bass bit a Gulp chartreuse stub on a 1/10 oz 2/0 Gami hook head.
 
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