Ned Rigging Newman Lake

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Ned Rigging Newman Lake

Postby ttb31183 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:39 am

I made a repeat trip to Newman Lake last week and it was not nearly as good as last time. I still caught plenty but the average size was way down. I had to resort to finesse fishing as they did not want to touch a moving bait this trip. It was pretty surprising that they wouldn't chase with all of the smoke from the fires basically creating lowlight conditions for most of the day.

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I decided to start throwing a Ned Rig since the bite was so tough and it basically started out with piles of these. But, I continued throwing it.

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My biggest of the day was 4.5lbs and came on the Ned with light line. This technique catches small ones for sure but the big ones will still bite it. I doubted it at first when I tried it a few years ago and only caught dinks but I've learned that it just works when things get tough.

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I'll be making one more trip out there this week if I can bear the smoke. It's been even worse here these past few days.
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