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Swim Jigs and Senkos – Summer Fishing The MidWest

July 12, 2019 11 No Comments

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We’re fishing in a new state! Today we’re breaking down Patoka Lake in Indiana. The lake is flooded with high water deep in the trees, the bass could be anywhere! With only a few hours to fish, we have to move quickly to locate the bass and develop a productive pattern to catch them. We begin by fishing offshore but quickly realize that’s a big mistake.

Upon realizing the offshore bite was non-existent Matt headed shallow. He picked up a swim jig and began searching the backs of creeks. After getting his first bite and several additional followers he turned to the senko to complete his pattern. While Patoka Lake may not have an abundance of fish, the quality is excellent. Matt was able to catch a handful of really nice bass and is confident he could have caught quite a few more given another day or two on the lake.

Next Stop: Wisconsin! Matt, CC and Sierra are headed North to meet up with Tim’s family as well as a few friends in search of giant smallmouth. Keep your eye out for our next video, its going to be fun! Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment Matt used on Patoka Lake.

Electronics…

Humminbird Solix 12: http://bit.ly/2AE2YDB

Humminbird Solix 15: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej

Lakemaster Plus Digital Map Card: http://bit.ly/2Dk5Erc

Baits…

-California Swim Jig 3/8 oz (Crappie): http://bit.ly/2auXfmx

-Keitech 3.8″ Fat Swimbait (Electric Shad): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

-Yamamoto 5″ Senko (Green Pumpkin Black Flake): http://bit.ly/2axAmNS

-Gamakatsu Wide Gap Superline Hook 2/0: http://bit.ly/2ac92XG

Swim Jig Combo…

Rod- Megabass Orochi XX Braillist: http://bit.ly/2OSVNwH

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 17 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Senko Combo…

Rod- Shimano Expride has 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 HG: http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

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