I don't think it's the spread fishman
I have tried so many different spreads this year, and not one has proved more successful than another.
I think it is just a real slow year.
My old stand by is a bit like yours.
Bird/green machine combo down the middle, wwb
Either bird/jet or bird/gm on outrigger left. Daisy chain (either GM, Zuch, or Mex Flag) on rigger right, on 5th wake.
Tandem Zukers (green/yellow or black purple) on 4th wake, and either cedar plugs or Stalker Hex jets on 3rd wave.
Sometimes mix a chain or swimming plugs in close, or large zukers behind birds on the riggers.
Next week I am going to throw out a few more teasers. Even with the birds going in the spread I cannot seem to raise fish up like previous years.
MakoMike, I've seen you write about those red and purple zukers before but have never seen that color in a Zuker feather before. Where did you get them ?
Also when you say tight, how tight ?? 20 feet back ?? 1st or 2nd wake ??
Thanks and good luck out there.