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OT Whats everyone using for bass fishin'?

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  1. avidtrapshooter

    avidtrapshooter TS Member

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    Just thought I ask what everyone is using for bass fishing in these hot summer months. I have been using a floating rapala about 4-5" long hula poppers and jitterbugs and am haveing pretty good success so far this year. Caught me a couple 5-6 pounders and length ranging anywheres from 8-23".
     
  2. halfmile

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    Leeches and soft shell crabs.

    HM
     
  3. 2sonmike

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    I've been buying all kinds of swim baits(big stuff), too bad I can't seem to make it to the lake! The good news is we've had enough rain to fill all the lakes in Southern Arizona.
     
  4. avidtrapshooter

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    I'm in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. The place I fish at is at its deepest point 10' deep and it's loaded with weeds you have to use topwater lures or you'll lose the entire contents of your tackle box in a couple days. The weather here is about the same mid to high 80s with the occasional day in the 90s.

    I wouldn't quite call the spot I fish at a lake but it is a very large pond that was stocked with bluegill and bass about 10 years ago, nice place to fish.
     
  5. Jim101

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    If your having some luck with top water jerk baits, Try a buzz bait, White or chartruse/white.






    Jim
     
  6. harleypilot

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    Took my grandson fishing near Davenport, Iowa in the Mississippi river this morning, and he caught a bass using large minnows. We were in a backwater where there is a lot of current through a narrow opening.

    Jim
     
  7. coyote268

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    I am fortunate to live in Lakeport CA on the shores of Clearlake which is probably the best Bass Lake in the country. Two weeks ago the water temp was 83 and a top water bite stood up all day with poppers and spooks doing the best job. Buzzbaits first thing in the morning also worked pretty good. Took a nine two on a spook last friday. Cooled off some so jigs and swimbaits are working now. Mats are starting to form big time so frogs should get going pretty soon. Early Deer season just started and the weather is perfect for good trap shooting. Maybe the "golden years" arn't so bad after all.
    Dan
     
  8. Royce10

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    I thought you "bass" guys might want to see a couple nice ones from my hometown.
     
  9. redlined67

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    Thanks for the ideas. Iv heard of some of them but some are new.

    Jim, Could you explain you post for me please. Im not sure what a brother-in-law shoot is. Or a calcutta. And whats the auction for, To see whose on what team? Thanks.

    We shoot the protection shoots, but we call them Hunt and Cover. Taking turns between who shoots first. Unfortunately we cant do long range shooting. our parking lot and lights are at the 30 yard line so thats all the farther we can go. We shoot From trap 2 on trap 1 for long shots and so on. Not many people can do that. Thanks for the ideas and keep them coming if anyone knows more. Josh
     
  10. derbyacresbob

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    coyote268, about 6 years ago I fished in a WON Bass pro/am tournament at Clearlake. On the first day we caught a 5 fish limit that weighed almost 19 lbs. Nobody even noticed it because of all the 25 to 30 lb limits that were caught that day. Today my wife and dog and I went fishing on a small private pond and caught 22 bass. About 10 of them were caught on a Pop-R's and the rest were caught on Senkos.
     
  11. hunter870

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    Poppers on a 8 weight fly rod for Bass, and last night I was fishing a 1 weight for bluegills and surprised myself by catching some on an Adams parachute fly.

    When it's too windy, I find it hard to beat the Rapalas on a spinning rod.
     
  12. coyote268

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    Clearlake, especially the north end is effected by the weather. One day it can be hot and the next day it is cold. Sort of like the Delta with a tide change. 19 lbs on most Lakes would put you into the money but not here. Years ago my partner and myself won a Won Bass Tournament here with Hal Huggins as the TD with a weight of 25 lbs. I don't think today it would get us a check. Anyway, it is one heck of a fisheries. Going to do the Stratos/Chanpion team tournament next month with my daughter. Took fifth last year with Leroy Bertolero if you know him. Hunting is also great around here except for doves.
    Dan
     
  13. BMC

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    Try the salt water Rico's. And if you can find one, an Ichiban Balsa Pro in Ghost Shade. Walk it like a Spook. If you have grass lines, try long lining a Bevy Shad with long, slow pulls outside of the grass line. Works good, especially if there is overcast in the morning.
     
  14. teleskier

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    Doesn't the Calif. State record still come from Trinity Lake? Not Clear Lake? I was at Konocti this past weekened and I was amazed at the people fishing the docks from boats.

    Anyway, I prefer live crawfish for my bass. Never failed yet. Mike

    Coyote....email me and lets talk fishin and shootin. We come down and shoot Ukiah occasionally too. Mike
     
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    10" to 12" plastic worms, football head jigs with Paca craw trailers are working here on Barkley Lake. Water temps in the high 80's have slowed things down considerably, but there are still a few of us that get out there and try.
     
  16. coyote268

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    Hey Shadow, love those Paca's as a trailer on a jig. The're great as a trailer on a flippin jig also. Flip, let it fall, settle for a second, give it a hop and BAM!!!
    Dan
     
  17. lumper

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    Best thing to use for any fish including bass ... 1/4 stick of dyno ... always works no matter what time of year.
     
  18. BMC

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    Mike, Leaha Trew's fish reportedly taken from Trinity was disqualified because there were no witnesses other than her son, no biological test, no fish and game officer called in. The IGFA did a long review of the catch and concluded that they could keep the fact that they caught the fish, but it would not stand for any record because the data was so questionable.

    I believe Bob Crupi's 22.1 from Castaic is still the state record.

    Mac Weakley and Jed Dickerson caught what was no doubt the largest largemounth bass ever seen. It weighed 25.1 on Weakley's certified digital scale. It was fowl hooked so the catch didn't count, and the fish was released. This fish is the same fish hold several spots in the top ten biggest of all time.
    <img src=http://assets.espn.go.com/winnercomm/outdoors/fishing/i/P2_f_Mar20_06_MWeakley.jpg>
    It was not caught this year.
     
  19. MW41

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    Last Monday I used watermelon red flake Baby Bush Hogs, Texas rigged and caught ten to 3 lbs. I live and fish 30 miles South of Dallas.
     
  20. Billster

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    Live-lining eels or bunker (bunker schools all over the harbor now) at night - last of the incoming then first of the outgoing. Losing my patience with artificials the past few years.

    Bill
     
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