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Old 02-12-10, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default What technique or bait do you have the most confidence in?

Of all the different options we anglers have available to us, which is the one you have the most confidence in? You know, the one that you feel will produce when all else fails? For me, it's soft plastics, specifically a 5" green pumpkin stick bait rigged wacky and weedless. In contrast, the bait I have the least confidence in is a spinnerbait. I can't seem to catch a cold with one of those things. That's my focus this year, work on gaining confidence in a spinnerbait.
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Old 02-12-10, 07:21 AM   #2
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It's funny you mentioned spinnerbaits. That has become my confidence bait
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Old 02-12-10, 07:46 AM   #3
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Spinnerbaits have always been my go to lure which I have the most confidence in. I can always catch fish on those when nothing else will put a fish in the boat. Crankbaits come in second followed closely by frog baits and pitchin soft creature type baits like beavers.
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Old 02-12-10, 08:13 AM   #4
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It's very frustrating that I have no success with spinnerbaits. I've caught one bass on one, last summer. I think I may have actually cast into it's mouth while it was unaware. :-) I have yet to repeat that level of precision, but that's the goal this year. I think I might just bring my spinnerbaits and nothing else for a few trips until things improve. Maybe I need to start a spinnerbait advice thread before too long.


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Old 02-12-10, 09:09 AM   #5
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#1 Spinnerbaits
#2 wacky rig
#3 senko

Spinnerbaits around here are more of a seasonal lure though, late February (or at least after the major cold fronts stops) though May or April. But between then, it's like a fish catching bonanza!!
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Old 02-12-10, 09:19 AM   #6
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I'd have to say my top three (in no particular order) are t-rigged weightless senkos, the dropshot, and crankbaits.

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Old 02-12-10, 09:20 AM   #7
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Pitching a craw type bait or a big worm at cypress trees. Cant seem to catch them on a spinnerbait or a jig though.
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Old 02-12-10, 09:41 AM   #8
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My #1 bait would be a jig.
#2 spinner bait.
#3 prob would be cranks.
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Old 02-12-10, 10:15 AM   #9
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1 jig

2 senko

3 topwater
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Old 02-12-10, 10:55 AM   #10
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The one technique that I have the most confidence in would have to be fishing weightless soft plastics. Particularly Senkos and flukes. I feel pretty comfortable fishing most soft plastic techniques though with the exception of maybe drop shotting, which I haven't fished a whole lot.

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Old 02-12-10, 11:03 AM   #11
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My #1 would be any plastic t- rigged on a 4/0 hook.

My #2 would be a Rat'l Trap

#3 is a toss up between spinnerbaits & buzzbaits
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Old 02-12-10, 11:34 AM   #12
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T-rig 4" red shad power worm, 2/0 offset, 1/8 oz bullet wt. 8lb trilene XL. 6'6" lightening rod and a Shimano Symmetre. That's all I need right there.
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Old 02-12-10, 11:44 AM   #13
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Topwater; Jitterbugs

Plastics; 5 inch Trick Sticks (weightless) t or wacky rigged and Brush Hogs, same way or stuck on a jig head

Jig: Jig heads, no weed guard or skity with some plastic on it

Cranks; Balsa,no rattles either Silver/Black or Crawfish colored
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Old 02-12-10, 12:14 PM   #14
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1. Jig
2. Crankbait
3. Flipping a Brush hog
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Old 02-12-10, 12:39 PM   #15
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Jig,Shakeyhead, jerkbait in that order.
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Old 02-12-10, 02:08 PM   #16
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1) A fly rigged IKA
2) A hula Grub on a stand up jig head
3) A hollow bodied Frog
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Old 02-12-10, 02:42 PM   #17
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the only luck for bass I have had has been live minnows and senko type worms, but I also have not fished any of the larger or "pro circuit" lakes or rivers. The largest lake within an hour of here is 318 Acres, then 2 hours away is Lake Seminole which is a bit far even for a full day fishing trip
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Old 02-12-10, 02:43 PM   #18
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1) A fly rigged IKA
2) A hula Grub on a stand up jig head
3) A hollow bodied Frog
That one caught my attention...sounds like fun. Any particular jig head you favor, what weight, etc?

#1 for me is probably a Pop'r, followed closely by
#2, a 7" green pumpkin worm, then
#3, spinnerbait
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5/16 Jewel Jig in Missouri Craw with a green-pumpkin Rage Chunk!
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1. A jig
2. Crankbait
3. Soft plastics t-rigged
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Old 02-12-10, 04:33 PM   #21
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That one caught my attention...sounds like fun. Any particular jig head you favor, what weight, etc?
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Old 02-12-10, 05:02 PM   #22
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Crankbait, spinnerbait, Horny Toad. If it isn't frog season then #3 would be a weighted plastic creature bait.
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My all time top producing baits are
3/8 oz chart/white spinnerbait with gold colorado/indiana blades
7" electric grape power worm.
No matter the time of year or conditions they work for me(most of the time)
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#1- zoom lizard, texas riged. Color- punkinseed/chartruse tail
#2- roostertail,color white
#3- spinnerbait,color-white weight- 1/4-1/2 ounce
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#1- zoom lizard, texas riged. Color- punkinseed/chartruse tail
#2- roostertail,color white

#3- spinnerbait,color-white weight- 1/4-1/2 ounce
I coulda guessed those two.

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