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How, for bigger bass?

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species Fishing' started by lssufisherman, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. UkiahDog

    UkiahDog

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    Nothing wrong with the hot summer... Just go deeper. Fall will obviously produce the fatest fish. But summer's good too.

    I was talking to a guy the other day about the water vs. lure size thing. I think it's all about the water. Also, I think when you get away from the shore and a little deeper they go up in size, at least in my experience. You need bigger water up north to produce a good enough foraging source for many fish. It's not like we're in Florida or anything. The water freezes up here. I think big water is the key. I also think the bigger the water, the deeper the big guys are. For instance, the lake I just caught my master angler in had a bunch of gar visibly spawning in the very shallow water. Pike do the same thing. It's a good, very big fishery, with lots of species. So I think the bass just get a little deeper, in good cover and hang out. I do well in 6 to 25 ft. regulary, you just have to get all the way down there. It might be hard to nail down the spots, but the lunker's are definately there, and probably deeper than you think.

    Also, I've caught the biggest fish in my life on small hooks and medium size lures. I was just in better, bigger water. You don't go throw a big lure in Lake St. Helen and expect a big Pike because you have a big lure on. Everyone knows there's stunted pike in there, it doesn't matter what you use, there are very few big one's there. They're there, but smart, and few and far between.
     
  2. addictivefishing12345

    addictivefishing12345

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    The best way to increase the size for bass you catch is to use swimbaits 8 plus inches . You won't get as many smaller fish but most people don't catch enough to them motivated using big swimbaits. Even though big swimbaits are expensive and are obviously bigger they produce bigger fish than all other techniques.
     

  3. piketroller

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    A777ACEA-982D-4457-981D-DB464A9D4C11.jpeg Big baits. Like Muskie sized work great after ice out in the spring. Here’s a 20 incher from early this year.
     
  4. shanem

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    Big water doesn’t always equal big fish. Forage is a huge factor. I’ve caught a few northern lunkers (7-8lbers) in lakes that were less than 50 (surface) square acres. Those lakes maxed anywhere from 25-70’ in depth.
    Like previously stated, big baits are a good tool to use when targeting the biggest bass in any body of water. Keep in mind though, just because you’re throwing big baits, it doesn’t mean that you’ll catch big fish. Some of the giants that come out of the SoCal reservoirs are caught on finesse baits.
     
  5. Jimbo 09

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    Giant spinnerbaits and too water frogs have always produced the biggest fish for me.
     
  6. gundogguy

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    Pre-spawn spawn post spawn all 4-6 lbs i hooked up this past year were in deeper water on breaks or break lines 15-30 fow. Shallows will just about always produce juveniles and yearlings.
     
  7. Fishndude

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    All Bass will eat a 5" - 6" Sucker Minnow. I like to hang them about 5' - 6' under a bobber, and slowly troll along a dropoff, or the outside of a weedbed. I caught 16 Bass on a dozen Sucker Minnows, one day - caught 2 each on 4 Minnows. The rest were too banged up on the first fish to use again.
     
  8. birdistheword

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    Ok I’ll say it. Doesn’t anybody read the dates on these posts lol.