Your favorite live bait for bass

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by daredevle, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. daredevle

    daredevle New Member

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    hello brothers just wanna know whats your fav live bait mine is either a little bluegill under a cork or some shiners under a cork or freelining:wink:
     
  2. crab

    crab New Member

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    softshell crawfish is what I like!
     

  3. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    A whole nightcrawler hooked through the nose on a #6 aberdeen. If ya can keep it away from the bream, bass simply can't resist it.
     
  4. bad apple

    bad apple New Member

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    well first thing in the morning i wanna use my 4" blue with tiger stripe bang-a-lure then when the sun starts getting up i'll switch to to a 6" bass assasin in the june bug color but if i gotta use live bait i guess i would use shiners or minners'
     
  5. Big B

    Big B New Member

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    For bass I would have to put my money on minnows.
     
  6. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    That would be minnows.
     
  7. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    i use 3, and they all my favorites, simply cause one seems to work best each time i go out, shad, minnows, or bream about 3 feet under a weighted bobber
     
  8. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    I prefer minnows with crawfish a close #2.
     
  9. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    Big Bass......I use a live bream wounded on a free line. On the other hand free lining a crawler is pretty deadly but will catch alot of 1 or 2 pounders in the process.
     
  10. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    shad, or minnows or crawlers
     
  11. madiaz

    madiaz New Member

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    crawdads for sure but you can't buy them here for a bunch of years.
    2) big big sucker fish, 3)shiners, 4) leeches 5)small bream, 6)chipmunks.
    but for sure allways, allways a tub of canadian crawlers in the boat just in case :crazy: regards.m.a.d.
    p.s. just playing on the chipmunks. baby duck work much much better :wink:
     
  12. isaiahedwards

    isaiahedwards New Member

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    also live mouse
     
  13. daredevle

    daredevle New Member

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    i like a big juicy live lizard
     
  14. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    A 6" shiner is hard to beat.
     
  15. Ruger 454

    Ruger 454 Member

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    1. crayfish
    2.4in. shiner
    3.mudpuppy
     
  16. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I can honestly say I never tried using live bait for bass. So I have no preferance :wink:
     
  17. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    1st nightcrawlers freelining them, 2nd shiners freelining around heavy cover.
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    slipfloat with a 5 inch creek chub!!!! 7 pounders!!!! rollo
     
  19. luckey wade

    luckey wade New Member

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    baby kittens are my best bait.
    just kidding!!
    large mouth bass!!
     
  20. ESipes_89

    ESipes_89 New Member

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    Quite frankly, live bait just doesn't work to well around here for bass (unless your talking about stripers). There are too many sunfish and bullheads there to steal it. But if I have to choose I'll say nightcrawlers on a windy day. Set them 2-3 feet under a bobber t-rigged like a plastic and let it drift and bob in the waves. Or jig it like a plastic worm and it works even better.

    -Eric