Hit one of my favorite metro west spots. Baits for the day turned out to be the frog, a texas rigged creature bait and my own home made swimbait. Started off with the frog in the pads and emerging coontail. Caught a few right off the bat then missed a few when the weeds were too thick for the bass to crash through to get the bait. On the 3rd miss I decided to tie on the creature and pitch into where the fish tried to get my frog..... Boom!! fish on. I retraced my steps and hit the spots where the other 2 fish did not get my frog and each time I caught those fish on the creature bait. This would turn out to be the pattern for the day. Fish the frog and catch some and miss some, when they missed I pitched in and more times then not, caught that fish. Most fish were in the 1.5 to 2lb range but I got 4 fish over 3lbs doing this as well. I came across a section of pads that formed a perfect LONG straight line on the drop. I cast parallel to it with my swimbait and on the 3rd cast, I was rewarded with the fish of the day, a chunky 5lb 2 oz bass, to date my biggest on my own swimbait.
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