Best lures for white bass ?

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by kyron4, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    When fishing a river during "the run" what's the best lures for white bass ? Do you prefer 1/8 oz or 1/4oz jig heads ? 2" or 3" twister tails ? Are Road Runners better than regular jig heads ? Rattle traps ? -Thanks
     
  2. Flintman

    Flintman New Member

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    Mike, we use mostly shad raps, racket shad, and rattle traps. White or silver.
    But I have watched people next to me use every thing from doll fly to rooster tail any size and any color. When there running and in a frinzie they will hit anything.
    It may be different in your aera, but thats what works for us. Hope this helps.

    Flint.
     

  3. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    River conditions differ a lot geographicaly. We catch a lot of WB on twister jigs (white, chartreuse), but my favorite is a pair of 1/16 oz white or yellow marabou jigs with the chenille body wrap. 4-lb line on a lite spinning rig. Fathead minnows work well too, but will slow you down during the run. You have to find them hitting in a school on a run, but when you do it's amazing. My son was out on the GMR one day last spring and called me at work, to say he had C&Rd over 400 WB in one afternoon. Said he actually got tired of reeling then in.

    Let us know how you do.
     
  4. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    I catch them on rooster tails, kastmasters, curly tail rubber jigs, but hands down, the all time favorite seems to be the old 1/4 or 1/8 oz. "cheapo" silver spoon! I've caught more "Sandies" on that than anything else!
     
  5. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    When it comes to lure size is smaller better or is larger better ? As for rattle traps I have 2" and 2 1/2" ; or diveing minnows 2" or 3" ; or jigs 2" 1/8 head or 3" 1/4 head ? Most White Bass in the area are 10"-14"
    :crazy: -Thanks guys
     
  6. buddah

    buddah New Member

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    Try a "topwater" like a Fred Arbogast JitterBug. Bass go nutz for those! Or a 3/8OZ. jighead and a curlytail grub (White). JMO
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I totally agree with Flint. Especially Rattle Traps.:lol:
     
  8. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I catch them on small bucktails, rooster tails and shad raps.
     
  9. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    I caught my best White Bass on a #5 Shad rap (Shad color) and when they are making their "run", I also use a white RoadRunner with a white twisty tail grub. I normally use baits that resemble baitfish, and that always works for me around that time of year. You may also catch some hybrids, stripers, and crappie also when using those baits.
     
  10. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Out here on California, at lake Nacimiento I troll with a jointed shad rap and when the fish are located and on top, I use rooster tails or white jigs when they are boiling on the surface.

    bayrunner ray
     
  11. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I like 1/4 oz Rattle Traps, Roostertails, and 1/16 ounce white curly tail jigs. Often I will tie 2 lures on my line 2-3' apart. During the run, doubles are very common.
     
  12. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    I don't target whites, but I do catch a few while going for hybrids.

    Usually catch them on either a Zara Spook or Zara Super Spook (saltwater version). Colors are either pearl or red/white.
     
  13. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    I've tried to figure out how not to catch white bass on some of the lakes I fish......they don't get to big here. They're more bait raiders than sought after fish. Do they get big anywhere? I imagine if they had a little more stature I'd go after them.

    Richard
     
  14. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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