Bass fishing thread

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

  1. Zedd

    Zedd Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Posts:
    312
    Likes Received:
    6
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Best day so far this year! Caught 7 more just like it in between 6 am and 6:30, then it just died off, fun for those 30 minutes though! 20150711_063543.jpg
     
  2. Oly44

    Oly44 Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Posts:
    5,658
    Likes Received:
    496
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Freeport, IL
    Went out on a lake yesterday morning. It was pretty slow. I caught 2. Here is the first one.

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Posts:
    2,724
    Likes Received:
    219
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Murder Mitten
    anyone here use Swimbaits? Im looking at getting a 7'6 Dobyns rod and a Winch reel hopefully, when prices drop
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2015
  4. cmonsta

    cmonsta Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Posts:
    4,417
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bradford County, PA
    I started sing swimbaits a lot this year. Really glad I took some time to get comfortable with them. Still have some learning and playing to do with them, but they are great baits. I have no experience with the rod or reel you mentioned though.
     
  5. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Posts:
    2,724
    Likes Received:
    219
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Murder Mitten
    Did you ever feel like your lures were too big for the rod? I have a 8" trout I want to use but, I feel it's going to snap the tip of my rod off.
     
  6. cmonsta

    cmonsta Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Posts:
    4,417
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bradford County, PA
    Haha I haven't used them yet (bought 2 this spring, 7" Huds, but didn't get a chance to throw them before summer snuck up on me), so I cant comment. Just be slow and steady with your casts and it will be fine as long as the rod has some beef to it. Ive mostly been throwing the 3.8" Keitech 3.8 and 4.3" Impacts with 3/8 head, so much different from your trout lol.
     
  7. No.6Hunter

    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Posts:
    2,724
    Likes Received:
    219
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Murder Mitten
    I use the 4.5" Jerry Rago Bluegill right now and am really enjoying it! Slow and steady is my main problem with a 7:1 reel lol rippin through the water only catches pike :(
     
  8. cmonsta

    cmonsta Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Posts:
    4,417
    Likes Received:
    3
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bradford County, PA
    Yeah I need to buy a slower reel myself. Im using my frog rod currently so also a 7:1. Makes it hard to fish slow. I can, but its a pain.
     
  9. OK/Sooner

    OK/Sooner Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2011
    Posts:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    816
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Eastern OK
    We got into a few decent fish today from the yaks!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page