Best Bait for spawning bass?

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by katfish hunter, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. katfish hunter

    katfish hunter New Member

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    Lately me and my dad have been seeing a lot of bass in the creeks of Doctor's Inlet.We managed to catch a nice 2 pounder on a nightcrawler.When we cleaned her she was loaded with eggs.What baits work best for spawning bass.Lures or Live bait?
     
  2. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I always use lures when I fish for bass.
     

  3. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Plastic salamanders texas rig. Salamanders eat fish eggs so bass eat the salamanders to protect the nest.
     
  4. shania

    shania New Member

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    Hey "Katfish hunter"

    You may want to give "Senko Worms" a shot - try them in "Watermelon Color". :)
    :0a23:
    Take It easy,
    Bert:cool:
    (Shaina)
     
  5. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    I would have to agree with RIP.... Bass will slam a salamander / lizard when they are beddin'.

    Hey lil brother, I ain't knockin' ya for eating a bass but ya may want to wait till after they spawn. That way ya get a whole bunch of babies to catch later when they get big. Just a thought....
     
  6. slabmaster

    slabmaster New Member

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    get a good pair of polarized glasse aand throw a big flippin type tube jig rigged texas style on the bed. if that doesent work use a flippin type tube on a stand up jig head. bite will be very light .
     
  7. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Plastic salamanders do well, but live Helligrmite's stuck on a #1 gana-git-u:) octopus, in the tail.

    With a 1/8oz slip sinker above a barrel swivel.on a 16-18" leader,17lb mono. will stop them in their tracks.

    Bass on the nest will not stand for one to get close to its nest. they will swim up take a look at it with tail in the air, then suck it right up everytime.you will have a blast:thumbsup: . Good Luck.C&R
     
  8. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    i like to find the nest on a lake or pond and flip a jig and bounce it in the nest. The bass will bite out of protection instead of it being hungry
     
  9. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    i would use a bandit 200 series crank bait or a blue and black plastic lizard texas riged
     
  10. fat_fish55

    fat_fish55 New Member

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    i have also heard that a salamander lure is good bait for spawning bass
     
  11. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter New Member

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    I too would use a salamander, Texas rigged.
     
  12. cat daddy 791

    cat daddy 791 New Member

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    If They Are Shallow Enough To See Them, I Would Use About A 3 Or 4 Inch Shiner. Bass Do Get Upset When Those Little Ones Come Around Shopping For Food And They Get To Close To The Nest.
     
  13. delawareriver

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    if the water is clear and you can see them spawning, i say live bait right on the nest works great but just about any plastic or jig on the nest will provoak a bite. i also agree let the bass go if their spawning. best for the fishiery
     
  14. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Well there you go Katfish hunter. Go get'um. And good luck!
     
  15. mandisue13

    mandisue13 New Member

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    I fish on the Red River a lot. My husband went last tues and caught 50 bass around 1-2 lbs each (kept the 10 fish limit of course). I went with him on thursday and we got 3 on spinnerbait then switched to the black flip tail lizard with red flake and caught 12 ranging from 3-5 lbs each. Flip tail lizards are hard to find, we get them at a place called Bacons in Shreveport. If you find them, try to get them in black....if not the black w/red flake work wonders. Those bass hate a lizard. When nothing else fails we use it and ALWAYS catch a good mess of bass. When they hit, dont set the hook imediately, just reel in a tad to make sure they have it and then set the hook hard. We fish them texas rig only and it is fool proof . Another think I like to do is if I am using a spinner bait and there is a lot of that duck weed, I take it and toss right into a small hole in the weed and use it as a buzz bait, right on top the water.....the bass will literally JUMP over the duck weed to get it and the fight is on.....Good luck!