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Fish the Deep Cabbage

September 29, 2019 by lbailey

What makes it so good? For starters, Fish the Deep Cabbage. I have seen it growing as deep as 14 feet with stalks that reach all the way to the top. When you find it like this, it’s going to provide cover and shade for bait fish and predators. The Binsky works well in the deeper grass. Let the bait fall and rip it up through the grass, then let it fall on a slack line. Some monsters can be caught this way

One of the best characteristics of cabbage is its relative scarcity. Even in lakes with a lot of it, it’s not everywhere. For instance, on the New York side of Lake Champlain you can find beds to Fish the Deep Cabbage that are 20 to 30 feet deep. There may be none of it for a few hundred yards in every direction. This makes it a magnet for all the fish in that area.

Fish the Deep Cabbage

The fact that it does not grow the same every year is interesting as well. In general, it seems to be steadily expanding in the Northeast, as the lakes gradually become more fertile. On the other hand, some of the most productive cabbage beds I have don’t grow every year. This means you have to invest the time to find it each year.

Finally, Fish the Deep Cabbage because it can be some of the last grass to stay healthy as the fall approaches. Meaning it can be a great fall pattern.

2 Responses to “Fish the Deep Cabbage”

  1. Charlie Shaw says:

    Great article and thanks for the information.

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