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Sunny side or shady side ?

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I have two places that I have been catching some LM bass the last two weeks on Top-water tactics.

 

I prefer fishing at dusk right now, but the bite seems off this week. :(

 

I am wondering if it is because I am fishing on the east side of the pond and it is still pretty bright with light there until 9pm..

The west side of the pond has a long stand of mature trees creating a very shaded area... I don't fish it much as the access to the water is pretty dense and steep.

 

My question is:

 

At dusk, should I try fishing in the shady area earlier(6:30pm till dark?) instead of waiting for the sun to drop on the east side of the pond.

The fish seem to be hitting around 8-9 pm on the east side.

 

I have another place with the same situation that I am going to try next week after work and am wondering the same thing there.

 

Thanks again

 

Splashhopper

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Hit the shade earlier. The feeding will happen there before it happens on the east shore. So will the mosquitos

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(fishing from shore on ponds or damned areas @ dusk)

 

You want to stay away from those damned areas at dusk.

 

Or wear a cross and stuff your pockets with garlic --- then you should be all right. :D

 

The west side definitely, especially if it's steep like you say --- more shadow earlier.

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fished the shady side till 8 o'clock tonight...

not hits... used a Senko and my top water frog...

 

moved to directly across the pond ....

same thing tonight,,, except for two small smallies on the Senko

 

I think the BIG wind that blew through had a lot to do with it also.

 

The wind blew the humidity right outa here :thumbsup_anim:

 

Will try again in the morning...

 

thanks again

 

splashhopper

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Definitely the shade side like others said.... if senkos and frogs don't produce.... switch it up to crankbaits like BigOs in white or chartreuse.... LMB & SMB love this plug ;)

Leechman

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I was in the same boat last night fishin from the shade into some pools - couldnt get a bite for an hour or so so I switched to using a crickhopper (grn) and also one of those mimmic minnows and i went from catching nothing to catching some decent bass almost immediately.

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