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Posted: 8/21/2016 7:41:28 PM EDT
I never wake up a big fat mother unless I present a Senko just perfectly.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:44:17 PM EDT
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I swear by 1/4oz rat-l-traps.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:44:30 PM EDT
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live Crickets/farm pond.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:44:39 PM EDT
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Drop shots.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:45:12 PM EDT
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Early morning as the fog is just lifting off the glass-like lake......


Heddon Lucky 13 in classic red and white.
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Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:49:50 PM EDT
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Been many years, but Hula-Popper.





ETA: Spinnerbaits as well.



ETA Again: Topwater is best water.



 
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Double Whammy  [courtesy of Carl Hiaasen]
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Depends on the time of year.
Pre spawn is Rusty colored worms.

Rest of the year here seems to run toward Chartreuse color combo.

7.5 Female on a Chartreuse spinner (taken on 12/7/15)...


Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:54:07 PM EDT
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To old any more to cast all day with a bad shoulder so I have gone to Shiners.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:57:32 PM EDT
[#11]
Senkos
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:57:34 PM EDT
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I am a Senko cultist
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Depends on the time of year.
Pre spawn is Rusty colored worms.

Rest of the year here seems to run toward Chartreuse color combo.

7.5 Female on a Chartreuse spinner (taken on 12/7/15)...


http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gunslinger8O8/7.5.jpg
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Spectacular.   That's a big girl.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:57:51 PM EDT
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Spinner baits
Torpedoes
Crank Baits

Cast horizontal from shore (with boat or kayak), about 3 or 4 feet from bank.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 7:57:57 PM EDT
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the top 5 biggest I've caught were all on plastics, with my biggest by far on a hard jerkbait, but that one was in Mexico so hard to compare.
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Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:00:49 PM EDT
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Cheap wahoo white spinner that i get from academy and modify

Imuse a combo of gold flake, red and white whiskers that i hand wrap and tie off with copper wire.
Gold on top,mjust avfew strands, white in middle and botttom with a few reds strands.
I use a red finntip marker to color the gills and behind and below the gills.
This give the  illusion of a very hurt bait fish.

I swap the top silfer smooth spinner for a dimpled copper, aprox 3" long.
The second is a silver dimpled spinner.

I use a fluke of similar color to the whiskers, cut the head off just long enough for the flukes tail to extend 1" past the whiskers.
If i get alot of light steikes and no solid hookups, i will add a trailer hook to the primary on the spinner.

Its absolutly devastating to bass.


My fav tactic is to find a large piece of floating log and set up down up stream from where im an anchored.
As it floats towards me imbang the spinner off the log every 1 min, and inbetween cast as far past it and rip the spinner as close to the log as possible.
Works every time.


Or fing a stump field in water aprox 4-6' deep, cooler days, shallow, warmer days deeper.
I bang the lure off one stump at a time while reeling in the spinner at every angle i can past the stump.



This has a affect of pissing the fish off and for ing a reaction bite from both tactics. They will hit it day, night, rain ot shine.
If its night time, i might add some fresh cut and crushed perch guts to the whiskers and into the belly cut on the fluke.
sometimes a 1" green glow stick from ebay. Attached to a 3" piece of braid aprox 6" in front of the lure.
I like to attack every sense the fish has.
One i perfected these methods and the lure, i have never gone home with out catching numerous big ass bass.

Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:01:07 PM EDT
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This, on a wacky rig. Not all fat, but if Im catching them any size is fun.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:03:30 PM EDT
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Black or purple worms Texas rigged.

White or chartreuse spinners
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:04:38 PM EDT
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Been many years, but Hula-Popper.



ETA: Spinnerbaits as well.



ETA Again: Topwater is best water.

 
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Hula popper for sure. Nothing like watching a bass break the top of water grabbing that shit.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:05:21 PM EDT
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Lies. Damn lies.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:05:58 PM EDT
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Depends on the time of year.
Pre spawn is Rusty colored worms.

Rest of the year here seems to run toward Chartreuse color combo.

7.5 Female on a Chartreuse spinner (taken on 12/7/15)...


http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gunslinger8O8/7.5.jpg
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Nice fish, Gunslinger.  
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:07:54 PM EDT
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Heddon Torpedo. I've got probably 30 of them in assorted colors and sizes. Topwater is best water.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:08:42 PM EDT
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I don't fish for little pond fish much anymore but when I was younger my go to was a jitterbug lure near sun set
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:09:36 PM EDT
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Been many years, but Hula-Popper.

ETA: Spinnerbaits as well.

ETA Again: Topwater is best water.
 
Hula popper for sure. Nothing like watching a bass break the top of water grabbing that shit.

I love the hula popper, or just a good old fashioned worm with a Texas rig.

I have been out twice on canoes in the last week without a bite....


Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:10:15 PM EDT
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I like to Texas rig a Senko worm. It works great just dragging it slowly along the bottom of the banks; if they're hungry, those big SOBs will hit them all day long.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:11:03 PM EDT
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Right before the sun goes down, an Ancient Jitterbug, (older than me and I'm 56) cast about 2 feet from land, parallel to it.
Bass bed down in the undercuts, just cast, let J Bug sit a bit. Slow retrieve----BOOM!
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:11:31 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:11:52 PM EDT
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Right now for me it is a Rebel PopR. Zoom super fluke with just a 3/0 gamakatsu offset shank in watermelon candy or watermelon red is good too. Also the trick worm rigged the same way. Everything topwater right now. I cant post a pic, but if someone wants to I can send a couple to somebody.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:12:01 PM EDT
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The way saltwater people tear down on bass fishing just reinforces my knowledge that bass fishing is the superior sport.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:12:33 PM EDT
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Baby ducks.

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Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:14:19 PM EDT
[#32]
12" rubber worms. Berlkey's, if I remember right.

Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:14:20 PM EDT
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Roboworm in Margarita Mutilator, Texas rigged

Black/white Zara Spook in early morning
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:14:30 PM EDT
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PET spoon behind a Pink Lady dive plane dragged along the thermocline.

I'm actually after striper, but always catch largemouth instead.  It'll also bring up pretty sizable catfish.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:14:52 PM EDT
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Senko wacky rigged in Watermelon red flake. Crushes them.



I caught my biggest smallie ever trolling for walleyes. Running Rapala Husky HJ14 in silver blue. Little over 7LBS.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:15:13 PM EDT
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damned things sure like musky baits
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:16:31 PM EDT
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Go wacky or go home
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I love the hula popper, or just a good old fashioned worm with a Texas rig.

I have been out twice on canoes in the last week without a bite....


http://rs4.pbsrc.com/albums/y115/grey50beast/weekend/bigbass.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip
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Been many years, but Hula-Popper.

ETA: Spinnerbaits as well.

ETA Again: Topwater is best water.
 
Hula popper for sure. Nothing like watching a bass break the top of water grabbing that shit.

I love the hula popper, or just a good old fashioned worm with a Texas rig.

I have been out twice on canoes in the last week without a bite....


http://rs4.pbsrc.com/albums/y115/grey50beast/weekend/bigbass.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip




I think it's just too damn hot...Last time I fished in my lake behind the house was late may, about the time it stopped producing.... fished another lake a month ago that's known for producing fish... caught one.... partner caught one!! It was brutally hot... and this was late evening!
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:19:39 PM EDT
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These are all skinny July fish.

If I'm targeting big fish, I'm pitching a 3/4 ounce jig with a thick skirt and a fat trailer (usually a Pit Boss or Missle D Bomb) around structure.  One of the above came off a lay down that I bumped four times with a spinnerbait before he hit it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:28:00 PM EDT
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What catches the biggest bass for you?


Dyno 60 attached to a cinder block.














Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:30:19 PM EDT
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10"-12" Wild golden shiner. I feed them sweet feed to keep them around my place.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:40:51 PM EDT
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Shiner
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Hula popper for the win
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:46:37 PM EDT
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http://i.imgur.com/OpPFuJx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cTmaZyy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Gowy6Cs.jpg

These are all skinny July fish.

If I'm targeting big fish, I'm pitching a 3/4 ounce jig with a thick skirt and a fat trailer (usually a Pit Boss or Missle D Bomb) around structure.  One of the above came off a lay down that I bumped four times with a spinnerbait before he hit it.
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Nice. That bass is all mouth though.  Perhaps not eating well.  
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 8:53:53 PM EDT
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Nice. That bass is all mouth though.  Perhaps not eating well.  
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http://i.imgur.com/OpPFuJx.jpg

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http://i.imgur.com/Gowy6Cs.jpg

These are all skinny July fish.

If I'm targeting big fish, I'm pitching a 3/4 ounce jig with a thick skirt and a fat trailer (usually a Pit Boss or Missle D Bomb) around structure.  One of the above came off a lay down that I bumped four times with a spinnerbait before he hit it.


Nice. That bass is all mouth though.  Perhaps not eating well.  


For late July that's pretty typical (and those are four different fish).

Last year I caught 13 bass over seven pounds from July 1st through August 1st.

This year I've been on the water four times since July.  








 

Link Posted: 8/21/2016 9:01:15 PM EDT
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The way saltwater people tear down on bass fishing just reinforces my knowledge that bass fishing is the superior sport.
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I don't fish for little pond fish much anymore but when I was younger my go to was a jitterbug lure near sun set


The way saltwater people tear down on bass fishing just reinforces my knowledge that bass fishing is the superior sport.


VBC, we'll have to disagree on that one!  I lived in Dallas and fished at Texoma and Lake Fork in its heyday...great time and caught many bass.  I then moved to Houston and started saltwater fishing.  There is absolutely no comparison between a big redfish or speckled trout to a bass   A 10lb bass is quite a fish and they are caught occasionally.  A 10 lb redfish is common and you'll think you're fighting a horse!  Love both but salt is better in my opinion.  
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 9:02:23 PM EDT
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I'm a sucker for top waters. I find myself drawn to them every time I go to bass pro, it's the start of an addiction I'm certain. Nothing like watching the water erupt early in the morning from a fat hog demolishing it. My property includes a small pond about 30 yards from my house, largest bass I've pulled out was 5 lbs, although I know theRe are bigger. The thing is, I've pulled out several nice crappie as well, it's the damndest thing I've ever seen, not supposed to have large bass and crappie in the same pond! I don't know the names but I have a hula popper and a small rat buzz bait I really like, and so do the fish.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 9:03:32 PM EDT
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Garlic oil. The cheaper, the better.
Link Posted: 8/21/2016 9:03:38 PM EDT
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Zoom Ol' Monster plastics.
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