Bass fishing thread

Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Jimmany, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. dmen

    dmen Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You are catching some absolute pigs out in Cali.
     
  2. bones435

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    I do pretty good. I fish about three times a week.
     
  3. Van

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    Me and cmonsta got out on Lake Wallenpaupack this weekend. Did pretty good too.

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    My buddy caught this the other day on his first cast in a new pond. Will be fishing there more often!
     
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    I'm having the worst year on catching big bass. Last year I caught several 6 and 7 pounders this year the biggest has been about 3 pounder.
     
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    I'm having a rough year with bass fishing too, but I have been able to catch decent messes of crappie, so at least I've got that going for me which is nice.
     
  7. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Big Ol Smallie we caught while trolling for walleye, these guys can really mess up a trolling setup.

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  8. indynotch50

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    I've had 2 good days early in the year... yesterday was not one...

    The first day I got 5 - 7 smallmouth out of the river, mostly 1 to 2 pounds. Mostly just live bait.
    A few weeks ago I went to work on the cabin to help get ready for season and we hit the pond for a few hours. Got 2 nice largemouth, 2 to 3 pounds.

    I'll get pictures in a bit.

    I'd like to hear more about the lures you're using. I'm still experimenting.
     
  9. Van

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    Caddyshack? Haha
     
  10. jeffacarp

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    Caught my best bass to date last week on an unseasonably cool morning in Kansas. Caught several decent bass but this one stole the show, unfortunately no scale, but taped it at 23" long. I caught it swimming a white super fluke rigged weedless between a cut in the weed bed and a fallen log. She absolutely crushed that fluke as I worked it past the timber. I should have let my wife hold it so the size can be appreciated.
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    Tough to tell from the picture but looks about 6lb to me
     
  12. Just Passin thru

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    I've been doing a lot of topwater frog fishing lately. Here are my most recent catches, not the biggest bass in the lake but nothing beats a fish on a topwater bait! Plus my personal best northern I caught this summer.

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  13. jeffacarp

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    What kind of frog is that? I've been looking to try that tactic here lately since the weeds are up
     
  14. No.6Hunter

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    I don't understand how to get the hook set while using frogs like Koppers where they are weedless. I will allow fish to take the frog for a sec or two and then when I go to set the hook, out comes the frog :violin:
     
  15. Just Passin thru

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    That is the Koppers live target 55t in flourescent green yellow.

    I also have the Spro Bronzeye 65, the Spro poppin bronzeye, the strike king kvd sexy frog, and the booyah pad crasher and I like the koppers the best. It has produced the most strikes for me. Frogging is a great tactic to use in heavy weeds and cover and is no doubt my favorite way to bass fish.
     
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    It's really something to get used to. I've had 3x as many strikes as fish, but I seem to have figured it out. You need to wait a couple seconds as you said, but then point your rod towards the fish and set the hook vertically rather than sweeping right or 3/4 in order to really drive the hooks into the roof of the fish's mouth.
     
  17. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Awesome Info, Thanks! Will try it out this weekend..
     
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    No problem and good luck!
     
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    Hooked into another one with the Koppers frog this morning. Just shy of 3 lbs, nothing special but a heck of a lot of fun to catch!

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