We had a great day fishing on Balsam Lake. The topwater bite was on in the morning but died right down after 9am. We used white topwater poppers made by Yozuri. In the afternoon we used fitness drop shots to catch our larger fish. we caught most of our fish in shallow 2-6ft of water which was surprising for a late august bass tournament.
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