Muddy water finesse fishing
Posted: 01 August 2009 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anybody finesse fish when the water is muddy????

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Posted: 01 August 2009 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have before but dont do it on a regular basis. If you do choose to give it a try I have found that Zoom Mag Finesse worms in dark colors work well. You can also add a worm rattle to one end for some sound. Once you get your bait in the water remember to leave it in a spot a little longer then normal. You have to give the fish time to locate the bait in dirty water. Something else you may want to try is to add a couple glass beads above your sinker…........this way when you are shaking your worm your creating additional sounds from your sinker.

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Posted: 01 August 2009 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have tried it, but didn’t have much action.  Ended up giving it up and going to a single colorado spinnerbait slow-rolled, and when I say slow-rolled I mean SLOW-rolled.  It got me a couple bites.  This was less than 1 foot visibility though, right after a heavy rain.

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Posted: 01 August 2009 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I’ve never done it in muddy water, but quite a bit in stained water. Its really important to know that your on fish if you do it tho. Youll be wasting alot of time if you randomly finesse fish in dirty water but if theres a consentration of fish in the area it can work for some extra bites. the bait absolutely has to be in the strike zone tho.

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Posted: 01 August 2009 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Tried it… doesn’t work too well. Finesse jigs work well for people in the spring here. They throw them into the brush and just shake them, I always end up losing more jigs than anything.

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Posted: 01 August 2009 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes, I finesse fish in murky dirty water. I finess fish near any kind of cover.  There is one lake I fish that has about six inches of visibility. Sometimes I when I do not get a bite on a reaction bait I will start to finesse fish. I use small 1/4oz jigs, weightless finesse worms, a BPS Tiny beaver, and even a drop shot rig. I always make sure that whatever bait I use is either black, black/ blue, or June bug. A Bumblebee swirl colored Yum Dinger is another bait that seems to work well in the same dirty conditions.

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Posted: 02 August 2009 01:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Not really ever.  I flip and pitch jigs, T rigs…cranks and spinner baits in dirty water.  I don’t think I have ever tossed anything out there with less than a 3/16oz weight on it.  Not saying I wont fish very, very slow…but finesse….dont you need a spinning rig for that?????? Nah….not in the boat unless I have water clarity and spooky fish…even then….I will think about it.

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Posted: 07 August 2009 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t feel it is absolutely necessary to use spinning tackle for finesse fishing. For example, I use a baitcaster most of the time for fishing a drop shot rig. I use 12lb fluorocarbon line, and a 6’6 rod. I use the heavier finesse set up in lakes with more vegetation. I also use a baitcaster for fishing senko worms wacky style because I can cast them really far. I don’t use a spinning rod very often, but I do finesse fish when conditions call for it. even in dirty water.

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Posted: 27 September 2009 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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i finese muddy water only a little, if i have fish pinned down and have allready caught some on a crank or something, and just wanna pull some more off. for the most part a zoom trick finnese gets the job done. but sometimes i like throwin em on isolated bushes when they wont hit a creature.

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Posted: 28 September 2009 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Have not done much finese in muddy water….also remember that just because it is muddy on the surface, doesnt mean it is muddy @ 15+ feet deep

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Posted: 29 September 2009 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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When the water is muddy, I usually fish flooded brush with jigs because the only time water is muddy is after a big rain storm. I usually cast to a bush 5-10 times if it looks good and just finesse it around in the bush. I like using a big jig the best in black/blue. I have waited up to 2 minutes on one cast to get a bite from a fish that was in a bush.

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