what lures to use

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by isaiahedwards, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    i found out that bass aren't swimming in schools like they have been
    what lure can i use.. i get frustraited
     
  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Can you give us some more info. Are you fishing ponds, lakes or rivers? Do you prefer to fish shallow or deep? Are you fishing from bank or boat?
     

  3. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    In addition to Mickey's question it may be more than the lure. Location and seasonal patters like any fish will have to be dealt with also.

    Check out your local fishing reports on-line in your area, that should give you a good start.

    -Jim-
     
  4. crab

    crab New Member

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    In the summer 90% of the time soft plastics is the way to go! Worms ,creature baits and senko type baits work best.
     
  5. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    i'm fishing the park dist lakes... miami white water in cincinnati
    i've used spinnerbait, smithwick devil horse
    it's stained, temps upper 60's to 70's for water temps
    i fish from the bank
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I agree with Scott here, think plastic or mabee crankbaits. I never fish without throwing a gig and a swimming chunk too.Good luck
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    90% of my summer fishing for bass is with soft plastics,besides working great, theyre cheap.You can buy a handfull for half the price of one crankbait,so it doesn't hurt much to loose a few. Gene Larew salt craws are one of my favorites,in pumpkin/pepper and junebug.
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I fish for bass with soft plastic worms, they are the best lure for bass period.
     
  9. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    i tried plastic worms nothing
     
  10. mswaterfowler

    mswaterfowler New Member

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    how did you fish the worms? We caught some big smallmouth on zoom 5"(?) finesse worms lifting them off and then dropping them on the bottom. Those worms produce all year 'round for me.
     
  11. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Have you tried varying the retrieve? ,sometimes a subtle slow dragging across the bottom will trigger a bite,The SLOWER THE BETTER If ya think you are wasting time ,just wait an wait some more.
     
  12. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    Ive been using a jointed shad/minnow from rapala. Not the smallest, and certainly not the biggest. And Ive caught more with that lure than any plastic. But thats also here in Nebraska (Indian proverb meaning: middle of nowhere).:wink:
     
  13. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    richard i went as slow as i could with the worm.. plus it was hot on top of it.. next time i'm out i'll do that
     
  14. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I would suggest the jig and pig in 1/4 oz. Black/Blue or a salt craw with chart.Pinchers. Fish the salt craw on a texas rig. Slow. The plastic worms that was suggest will work great. Again use the texas rig. I alwaws like to carry a Manns 1-minus in chart shad color. It runs less than one foot under water and makes a lot of noise. I like to fish it with a start and stop motion. Good luck.
     
  15. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    thanks guys
     
  16. clintok

    clintok New Member

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    I like to use a spinner bait when it comes down to that, but it also depends on how deep you are and how hot it is.
     
  17. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    tonight i went to the new lake.. that was lake gloria now it's glory lake
    tossed a inliner spinner switched to a crankbait manns 1- firetiger
    nothing, i use a craw t-riged nothing last lure was a rat l trap
    still nothing i gave up and left.. you can only fish from the bank there
    it's stained kinda clear near the bank
     
  18. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    gotta go big. this time of year bass's metabolism is really working fast and they want a big meal, sometimes passing up smaller lures. dont hesitate to tie on a 10" worm, ive caught bass no longer than my worm during the summer, they want BIG food. fish drop offs during the day and shallows in the evening. good luck
     
  19. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    thanks charles
     
  20. mrowe84

    mrowe84 New Member

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    I agree. Go with a darker color too. I've been having good luck with tequila sunrise in a pond around here.