The trick was casting far away from the fish and bringing the lure in as slow as your patience will allow. Most of the time I have to slow hop the lure to keep it out of trouble or the weed matte. When I get close I let the lure stop and give it a slow “bump, bump, bump” with the rod tip. This will literally call the fish to the bait sometimes. When it works I look a genius. When it doesn’t, I try something else.
These days I am weighting my tubes with 1/8oz weight until I see fish run on the plop. Then I trim down to 1/16 or go weightless. Even then a timid fish will flee at the first sign of trouble. Air temps were a blissfull 58 degrees but warmed to near 80’s by mid-day. If I was a gambling man I would say that the warmwater action would have been better at 6PM as opposed to 6AM. Fishing is a gamble most of the time and every trip is another roll of the dice.
My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic.