For Bill H: launched at Hancock Boat Launch at Lake Nockamixon. (Close to where you live) Went about 300 yards south there was a patch of lily pads. Threw green ...more pumpkin wacky rigged Senko to weed edge. Let it sink and caught this bass in first couple casts of trip. Went to other isolated pads did same thing developed a pattern. Also left other lures I used in photo. Tried rubber lizard across different weeds catching several small bass. Tried topwater and only caught small bluegill.
Go catch them. You can watch plenty of fishing shows on TV especially MLF tournaments and copy how pros do it.
Everyone has different skill levels, I consider this a small bass. I fish over 200 days a year and catch thousands of fish a year, that’s not bragging it’s a fact.
Look at guys like Brad P catching tons of 5-6 pound smallmouth bass every week, I love to see that he’s near some great fisheries. Capt Morris is another fine example putting himself and clients on 8-12 pound bass consistently. Let’s you know what’s out there that we are missing.
Have to put your time into any sport to improve .