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  • This is possibly a loaded question. I fish a local 1 mile long causeway with large rocks down to 4 feet in depth then deepens t

    This is possibly a loaded question. I fish a local 1 mile long causeway with large rocks down to 4 feet in depth then deepens to 6 feet 15-20 yards out then to 8 feet 10-15 yards further. Minor boat traffic, 0-1 foot waves, algae/undergrowth runs from none to heavy. Have tried about everything under the sun but can't seem to haul in any keepers. I've caught Yellow perch (7 inch largest), pan fish (little less then hand length), and bullhead (largest 7 inches). I've seen others pull in small/large mouth bass, crappie, catfish (2 foot+) and large perch. So the loaded question is what lures/bait/hook combination would be best to hook into some bass, crappie, and catfish for this type of area?

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    For crappie and bass, I have had a lot of luck keeping it simple. Mini-jigs work like a charm. If you want to mix it up a little, lip hook minnows with mini jigs and give it a slow retrieve. I have caught white bass, black bass, crappie and even Striper with this rig. Of course, jig color depends largely on the water clarity and color.
    For catfish, put something stinky on a hook, let it sit on or close to the bottom and crack open a cold one. When fishing for catfish repeat these procedures until limit is reached or out of cold ones.

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      I came here to spread wisdom, but now wish to be a disciple of The Captain.

      Master?!

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        Thanks The Captain for your detailed response! A follow up question: jig color and water clarity, which for what?

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