I'm gonna be out on LSG May 16th-18th for the first time with 3 other kayak fishermen. We're gonna fish from sun-up to sun-down and we'll be staying at Black Bear Lodge. I've read numerous posts and noted quite a bit of success in the West Bay with live bait (leeches, worms, and minnows). I'm generally a topwater buzzbait and hollow-frog type of fisherman (almost exclusively lures) and will pitch a jig-n-craw under docks whenever the sun comes out. Is it worth using lures this time of the year or do you strongly recommend hook and live bait? If lures are still good, are there any specific recommendations I should buy that seem to produce a nice day of bass fishing (lure type and color selections)?
Also, I've read that West Bay holds clearer water. Any ideas where to find the elusive bronzeback SMB??? I don't want to steal your "honey-hole" (I have too much respect for other fishermen). I anticipate finding them in deep structure but any specific locations would be greatly appreciated. I know there are guide services I can contact for lake assistance but I was hoping you guys on Lake-Link could provide some helpful insight for free; as I've done many times in the past for many other anglers who share the same passion for fishing as I do. If there are any kayak fishermen out there, PLEASE feel free to come out and join us. Thank you all in advance. Take care and God bless!!! <)))><
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