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What's your 'go to' bass bait?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by BlackBelt, May 10, 2006.

  1. BlackBelt

    BlackBelt

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    For me its Strike King 3X 5" slow sinking white worms, unweighted, with a #3 hook buried in it. I do a slow twitch, pause type retrieve, and set that hook when I feel tension. It's a pretty good imitation of a dying baitfish, and because the worm is soft, the bass seem to keep it in their mouths longer.
     
  2. noway

    noway

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    For me it's the shiny silver sprinkle superfluke junior on a 1/8oz jig or weighted hook rigged carolina style.

    btw: their's no such thing as a best bait for bass. Some days it plastic worms, others it's crankbaits. But #1 successfull bait would be a alive minnow/shiner or something similar.

    Noway ( look my screenz name ) would a bass pass up a live looking bait for a a artificial bait imho.
     

  3. BlackBelt

    BlackBelt

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    I think my 2nd 'go to' bass bait is a blue/black 1/4oz jig & pig w/slow retrieve. I miss more hook sets with that set up, but sometimes it's the only thing that seems to work.
     
  4. lethal tupperwa

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    He was asked out of all the colors he made "if he could have Only one what would it be"?

    His answer was 6 inch Black.
     
  5. lethal tupperwa

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    A trailer hook or open the gap on the jig some more.
     
  6. nipperwolf

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    and make sure your using a stiff enough rod to do the job. with a jin/pig combo, usually a medium heavy action.
     
  7. glocka

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    :cool: Large-Xtra large live minnows...:rollsmiley:
     
  8. nipperwolf

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    since you didn't specify which bass.....;)

    when I chasing smallmouth on the river...

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    its this, tipped with a 3" white power-grub trailer and/or trailer hook.

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    if not that, rattle-trap or crankbait.

    largemouth, hmmm......

    toss up between crankbait(RT included) and spinnerbait, rubber worm, texas rigged.
     
  9. G36.45

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    Fluke bait.

    No weight, rigged on a swivel, slow twitched.
     
  10. FDC

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    Atom Popper!

    Oh, nevermind you're just talking about freshwater fishing:upeyes: :clown: .

    Seriously, shiny metal and treble hooks work wonders on almost anything.
     
  11. KodiakG-22C

    KodiakG-22C

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    I have a few "GO-TO" baits!

    1st is a Berkly Powerbait 6" Night Crawler. In Black. It's a Walleye bait but works really good on Bass. Texas Rigged with Tungston 1/8oz bullet weight.

    2nd is a Wacky Rigged Yamamoto Senko 4" or 5" on a 2/0 circle hook in Black or Watermelon.

    3rd is a Watermelon seed Baby Brush Hog by ZOOM Texas rigged with a Tungston 1/8oz bullet weight.

    I have all these rigs ready to go on Spinning combos "St. Croix Rods with Shammano PTi Reels" with 12lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon line.
     
  12. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    7.5" blue shad culprit.
     
  13. wishywashy

    wishywashy MOLON LABE

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    My "go-to" bass lure is a 5" pumpkinseed Tiki stick rigged wacky style.