New baits in the box

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by CarolinaCatJack, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    I just received my new Banjo Minnow kit in the mail the other day from Bass Pro. I've never had much luck bass fishing, so at this point, I'm willing to try anything. Has anyone used these things before? Good points? Bad points? Let me know.

    I've got a buddy on Lake Murray SC that swears by the Banjo Minnows, says that it's the greatest bait he's ever used. I'll be skeptical until I put a 10-pounder on the wall.
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    If ya put him on the wall, he'll never reach 12:smile2::smile2::smile2:
     

  3. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    LOL! You're right, Country, but I live in SC. What are the chances of a largemouth getting that big here?! J/K. I've seen some big local fish...big enough to make you go :eek:oooh: See, I'm mainly a catman (as most of us here are). I've caught some 20s and 30s, both on rod and reel as well as hand-grabbin'. I really got into bass-fishing last year when my company started sponsoring a bass tournament, and I'm sad to report, I'm still the only guy out of all the teams that hasn't caught a single fish in two years. Oh well, maybe this will change all that, Good Lord willing. I'll let y'all know.
     
  4. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Bass fishing can be tough.....................especially for a cat man. Don't convert and just stay with us!! Honestly, I couldn't catch a bass on purpose if my life depended on it. those things are tricky and our Catfish mind sets are not compatible with those fish!
     
  5. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    Hilljack, you're right. I'm used to sitting on a boat with my propped up sipping on.....well, we'll just call it a "drink" (the last part of my member name should enlighten you on what "drink" that is). Bass fishing is, for the most part, a lot of work. More than I'm used to, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Heck, I can catch crappie. Why can't I catch one stinkin' largemouth?!?! LOL!!! Aww whatever, maybe I'll get lucky and the Lord will bless me with one good wallhanger.
     
  6. stinkbaitman

    stinkbaitman New Member

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    im sure they work pretty nicely but remember that a secret lure wont make you a good fisherman, putting effort and time into learning about bass fishing will. good luck to ya!
     
  7. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    When I watched Eric Bass fish they worked great. Use the grey ones, some terrific action in the water... :smile2:
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Your right, bass fishing is alot of work. I've worked at it for years and love it. In this heat, i would consider a jig/swimmin chunk combination or plastic worm. Or perhaps a deep diving crank bait such as a dd22. Bass become very structure oriented in this heat and concentrate on brush piles and rock piles here. Anyway, good luck with your new baits and i hope you get a kodac moment.
     
  9. CarolinaCatJack

    CarolinaCatJack New Member

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    Thanks to stinkbait and all the guys for the replies. I'm not thinking of using it as a "secret lure" or anything. I'm just trying to do what fishermen have been doing since the beginning of time.....CATCH A FISH! LOL!