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Higher Water on Toledo Bend Equals Flipping Bite

We started out this past Saturday morning fishing the Negreet area of the lake. With the higher water from the past weather, I knew a spot to try that should have more water in the bushes. We started fishing the bank with the flooded bush. I was able to quickly land some solid bass on the LA-420 colored Poodoo Craw. Once my buddy Michael took off his craw he was using and put the Poodoo Craw on, he boated 3 keepers along that same bank. Once we got further back into the cove we found some very thick vegetation. The only way to get into it was to punch it. The mats had plenty of water, 3-4ft under them and were pushed up against the buck brush. We rigged up some punching rigs with the 'Pie-Yow' colored Bayou Bug. I caught a small one of the back, then Michael bowed into a big girl. We were surprised to get that bite up shallow! It was excited to watch. We caught more solid fish punching the grass then decided to call it a morning and head back to the camp for lunch. In about 3 hours fishing we were able to boat 11 bass, including a big one. Not a bad morning at all!

To view lures we used:

Bayou Bug-

Poodoo Craw -