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large mouth bass fishers... need help

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BranndonC, May 22, 2006.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i need all the tips and tricks you have for lake fishing for LMB. Its a small lake at a park. I'm guessing no more than 6-10 feet deep at the deepest. Do I use the ones that float? The ones with 2 trebles? The plastic rubbery ones? lol as you can tell I dont know my terms. If you know what your doing, could you post pics of the jigs and tips for me? This is the lake in question
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    its the big lighter colored lake on the right
     
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    Crankbait is your friend.:waytogo:
     
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    Use something that resembles their diet in that lake. One place I used to go to, powerbait lizards worked best, and another spot the 'buzzbug' things worked best.

    As far as personal preference, when I'm in an area where I don't know much about the bass, I use powerbait on a carolina jig with a crimp-weight or two about 6-8" in front.
     
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    Spinnerbaits are fun to play with, too. I just hate how they get caught up in weeds though.
     
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    all foreign language to me, i'll google it and see what your all talking about
     
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    i have 2 of these, one bigger and one smaller
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    Try bringing some powerbait with ya. Bring a variety, too. Lizards (big/small), grubs, worms. Real easy to set up on a carolina jig. Spinnerbaits are pretty good in 'murky' waters.
     
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    i have these too "powerbait lizards" but i havent tried them yet
     
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    Those be some spinners ;)
     
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    hot weather? cool weather? Evening ok?
     
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    Just remember that the powerbait loses its scent after a while...
     
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    can you re scent it or do you have to toss it?
     
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    Google this word "thermocline"
     
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    its the cooler middle level water?
     
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    Well, the thermocline is the area that the bass like to hang out (in addition to cover and other spots). You want your baits and jigs to function where you're fishing. If you're fishing the thermocline, you want something that will attract their attention at that depth (pay attention to how murky the water is). Under cover in shallower water, you want something a little more agile to simulate more of a foodsource (bug, lizard, etc).
     
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    In addition to those spinners, pick up a couple of topwater poppers. My favorites are "chug bugs" with the bluegill and shad colors. Also get some Rapela minnow/shad shaped lures. They are long and skinny and usually have a silver shiny color. Get yourself some rooster tails also. If the pond/lake your fishing is mossy and weedy, put that popper to use and save yourself the trouble of getting hung up all the time. Bass seem to really tail off after noon and then they pick up about an hour prior to sunset on the ponds around here. A couple of tips- make sure you know how to properly tie a fishing knot, don't just double knot it. Fishing is all about patience and skill. Largemouth spook easily, so don't let them see you sneaking up on them- this can be real tuff sometimes when the water is still and it's bright out. Largemouth love to hide and wait unless they are defending their nests or territories. There is a lot for you to learn but once you feel the tug of a 3 or 4 pounder, you'll be hooked!:haha: I know I love fishing for largemouth because it's so challenging, yet rewarding. Now go get ya one of these!

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    I second that comment about the proper fishing knot. Also make sure you got the proper line. I've always used a heavier line, but that's mainly because I hate losing lures. In a little jon boat, if I snagged a lure, I could reel myself to the lure with my line :)
     
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    i have 10# test i think, maybe 8. I have a popper thing too.. i'll try that next time. Thanks :)
     
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    Yup, I used to lose a lot of 3-5$ lures with the 8lb. I use a good 12-14lb line now and lose few lures. You give up some "castability" and feel but it's worth it. Oh yeah Branndon, try different techniques. Experiment with fast and slow retrieves. Overall lure presentation can be the key sometimes.
     

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