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Fished Deep Lake from 6:30pm-9:30pm; temps around 80; west winds 10mph/diminishing; sunny.

Not a bad evening. 5 largemouth bass total, 4 by Augy (nice job for 1st time at Deep Lake, dude!)

Dark color Senko's were the key! I threw several bright color Slug-go's, chatterbait, tournament frog with no results. Lost a BIG bass on a black Power Worm. But Augy went with the purple 5" Senko and that got the job done. His biggest fish were 18" and 19".

The action really started once all the "recreation" was done on the water. Worked along the west shore sandbar and just south of "The Point" in the shallows for the bass.


 

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Nice job, guys :) I noticed you guys caught many of those fish when it was already pretty dark. How do you figure the bass can see the senkos underwater at night? I've heard of fishing in the dark with sufarce lures, but am glad to know that soft plastics underwater work as well.
 

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Fan... that's exactly what we were saying. That's why I was fishing a frog. It wasn't till after Augy caught his 5th fish that I finally gave in and put a dark colored Senko on and sure enough, a fish. It wasn't actually pitch dark outside, but getting close. We would have stayed out but the mosquitos were unreal!
 

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you would think that brighter colors work better late evening/night but they can actually see the darker colored stuff better. i read many online articles about this and i just took their advice. i'm not that smart! :mrgreen:

the senko that i was using was actually black with blue but purple probably would have worked just as well. the trick was to drag the senko across the top of lilly pads and heavy weeds and once it got to the edge just let if fall. whamo!! gotta love fishing when they just slam a lure like that. what a rush.

there was also a report of a 22 incher that was caught earlier that day. gotta get back there soon.
 

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Good job guys! The reason that dark colored baits work better when it is dark is because the dark color gives a better silhouette against the sky when the fish looks upward.
 

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toothdoc said:
Good job guys! The reason that dark colored baits work better when it is dark is because the dark color gives a better silhouette against the sky when the fish looks upward.
Makes sense to me. Thanks toothdoc :)
 
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