How to Fish Through Algae Blooms

Algae blooms are a part of Summer fishing that cannot be avoided. Every year they seem to plague new fisheries and scare anglers away from the water. For us on Clearlake they're a part of our decision making 8 months out of the year. The fact is, blooms are here to stay so you may as well learn to fish in and around them.

In this video Matt discusses how algae blooms actually work. With a simple understanding you can begin to adapt your fishing locations, presentations, and colors to minimize the impact of the bloom. Simple examples are switching from natural colors to bright colors on moving baits, or switching from natural tones to dark tones on slow moving baits. 

Below is a breakdown of the baits and colors Matt recommends for fishing in algae plagued water during the summer months...

Deep Cranks we recommend in Shad or Chartreuse colors:
Strike King 5 XD
Norman DD22
Norman Deep Little N

Jigs we Recommend in either "Supermat Brown", "Blackend Blue, or "Go To":
Dirty Jigs Pitchin' Jig
Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Jig

Worms we recommend in Either "Junebug" , green pumpkin, or black:
Zoom Trick Worm
Zoom Swamp Crawler
Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket