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    I visited our town pond this afternoon to find it unfishable casting jigs .
    The algae wasn’t as bad two days ago when I fished the late morning. 10- noonish .
    I need advice from those who deal with algae . I’m not in a position to swap fishing locations at the moment.
    I’ve read the algae blooms are worst in the late day and evening because the sun causes it bloom . Looks like bright green slime .
    Definitely going to try mornings.
    Should I go to fishing a dropshot ?
    Float and jig ?
    Anybody have any lure selection suggestions?
    I may have to switch to chasing bass for awhile if I can’t figure something out for the gills .
    I also read the blue/green algae can be toxic.

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    Algae floating on the surface?
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    I do know certain algae is toxic to dogs. I do not know about humans
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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    Algae floating on the surface?
    Plate size patches floating on surface .
    I tried to cast in between the patches but could feel when my jig would go through a patch under the surface . It was all over the pond .

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    Googling some more , it seems this is called string algae.
    Says it can be beneficial to some animals.

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    A float and jig may be a good option
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    Back when I would still fish with live bait in situations like this I would drop shot a night crawler. I hate that stuff now that I’m jig fisherman. It’ll shut you down in a micro second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    Back when I would still fish with live bait in situations like this I would drop shot a night crawler. I hate that stuff now that I’m jig fisherman. It’ll shut you down in a micro second.

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    Haven’t used live bait in forty years . LOL !
    What do you think of a trout magnet under a float?
    I read the algae sinks at night and floats to the top as the sun gets on the water .
    I need to get an earlier start and give it try .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gillchaser999 View Post
    Haven’t used live bait in forty years . LOL !
    What do you think of a trout magnet under a float?
    I read the algae sinks at night and floats to the top as the sun gets on the water .
    I need to get an earlier start and give it try .
    Maybe. I had to deal with a small bit of algae today…which is really showing up kind of early for around here.

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    I usually just change lakes when I run across it .
    I’m going try to deal with it for now .

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