By Jim Gildea
July 18, 2013
In the Northeast, some of the toughest fishing is during post-spawn. The weather is finally nice, the lakes aren’t yet super-crowded with summer pleasure boaters, yet tournament weights are generally on the lower side - sometimes very low.
Since the seasons are so compressed up north, you can wind up with virtually all the fish in the same phase on one lake. When they are all post-spawn, the bite can be tough. Recently, I won a tournament under those conditions using a pattern I feel will apply in other parts of the country.