Fish are on the move and can be found on remaining grass, and on hard cover.
Water is slowly cooling to the mid 50s. NBC4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “Dry all week.
Cool Monday and Tuesday in the low to mid 60s and low in the mid 40s.overnight. 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday before falling into the 60s on Thursday and back to low 60s for the weekend.”
Shallow diving Lucky Craft 1.5 crankbaits will cover water and snap free from grass to trigger strikes. Use 12-pound test GAMMA Edge on a medium heavy cranking rod. Reel to the grass, pause and snap free, pausing again. Use a fast reel to catch up to the fish when they take the bait. Also try LVR D-7 lipless cranks on the same line with upward snaps, pauses and upward snaps.
Don't rule out topwaters. Walking baits like Lucky Craft Gunfish can produce big bites anytime during the day, especially with calm water and low tides.
Mann's 1/4-ounce Classic spinnerbait, gold blades and white skirts, on 12-pound Edge can be worked through around and over grass remnants. Also target wood cover, bump and pause.
Lucky Craft Pointer 78 jerkbaits on 10-pound Edge can be twitched in open areas near and over grass. Pause and twitch. Soft plastic jerkbaits and swimbaits can also be effective. Use 1/8 Mustad weighted Swimbait hooks on 10-pound test for the jerkbait and 14-pound Edge for the Swimbait. Try a variety of retrieves with pauses, watch line for bites. Slow moving white chatterjigs on 12 pound Edge can also be worked through the grass and around wood. Slight pauses and twitches will bring strikes. Try bulky trailers like MIZMO Swamp Monsters.
Capt. Steve Chaconas is a guide on the Potomac River. email@example.com