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Go to bass lure? #13767065 04/23/19
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No reasonable person doesn’t adjust their tactics based on conditions but if you needed to commit to one lure? What would it be and how would it be rigged?

I go full retard far too often using a weightless 5” senko. Full disclosure.

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Usually a spinner bait. Or a TX rigged plastic worm.
Tough choice for me.


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If I had to catch a bass or nothing else was working I'll agree with you on the Senko but I'll try topwaters or crank baits first.

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Creature / crawfish type plastic texas rigged.

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I catch more bass on 5" Senko's than anything else. Sure wouldn't like giving up the Booyah pad crasher frogs and spinner baits though.

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A watermelon "Wacky" worm.

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When I was a kid it was the black licorice worms with the built-in 3 hooks. Cleaned up many a farm pond/lake with those things. Nowadays the main go to is a Zoom 8" lizard in Junebug.


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Wacky rigged 4” Senko in most darker colors.

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Does anyone still use Slug-Gos?


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How many of y’all remember the Original Creme brand plastic worms ?

They had a weed less hook and a little propeller type spinner rigged on them. Caught a lot of fish with them as a kid.

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Shaky head rigged worm...


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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
How many of y’all remember the Original Creme brand plastic worms ?

They had a weed less hook and a little propeller type spinner rigged on them. Caught a lot of fish with them as a kid.


I remember the Cream worm you describe very well. My high school fishing buddy of mine were fishing ponds at his local country club and I asked him to borrow the Cream worm still in the package in his tackle box which I did. I caught so many fish on that purple cream worm he asked for the worm back in short order.

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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
How many of y’all remember the Original Creme brand plastic worms ?

They had a weed less hook and a little propeller type spinner rigged on them. Caught a lot of fish with them as a kid.


I remember the Creme worms (not the rigged ones) as being very stiff.


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Right after spawn, floating rapala twitched. If that doesnt work, a leech on a plain hook or jig head


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Jerk bait. I catch 85% of my bass on the silver #6 Rapala X-rap. I fish a Western impoundment in Az with lots of shad. This lure will get reaction strikes when other lures won't work. 6 lb fireline with a lightweight 6' rod and the Pflueger arbor reel make for a setup that minimizes fatigue.

The silver #3 countdown reeled in slowly with no action, with either 4 lb or 6 lb fireline, is another lure that catches them when other lures fail.

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6" Purple plastic worm, Texas rigged.


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I've never fished a plastic worm, but reading here it sure looks like the go to choice. A buddy caught one of the nicer bass that I'd seen come out of our lake up north using a plastic worm. We have something like 100 water retention ponds in our Florida community that only a few guys fish and I've seen pictures of ten pounders coming out of those. I've only used an orange floating #9 Rapala and it is like taking a census of the bass in there. Got two on the same cast on the front and back hook of that Rapala last time out.


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I was telling a guy at work last week that I could do all my bass fishing with green lizards, purple worms, baby bass senkos and a top water of some kind, probably a spook or something like that.

If I had to pick just one I would probably go with the green lizard, 1/4oz bullet weight, and a 4/0 worm hook Texas rig.

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Senko... You can rig it so many ways. A 5" Senko can be rigged weightless, nailed or Carolina rigged and go from the surface to the bottom year round. Tough to best that kind of versatility in one single bait.


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Spinnerbait hands down


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Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


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Originally Posted by Texczech
Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


I’ve caught a ton of bass on the silver and blue version.


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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
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Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


I’ve caught a ton of bass on the silver and blue version.
Are you talkin Heddon Tiny Torpedo ?

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Originally Posted by Blackheart
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Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


I’ve caught a ton of bass on the silver and blue version.
Are you talkin Heddon Tiny Torpedo ?


Yep


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Originally Posted by 5sdad

Does anyone still use Slug-Gos?


Love sluggos.


I llike the OP. Son #2 go to is a Yum Swim n Dinger in that blue flake color. He does well.

My goto is a soft paddle tail (the cheap onesZoom? Yum?) either weightless or with 1/8 oz tx rig.



Go to used to be a rapala floating f7 in gold/black.

Then a swiss swing.

As a kid it was a purple or black rubber worm and a split shot.

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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
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Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


I’ve caught a ton of bass on the silver and blue version.
Are you talkin Heddon Tiny Torpedo ?


Yep


I use the tiny most, but also the larger one.
When the sand bass are running at Wright
Patman spillway we can catch over 100 a
day on the clear model and the blue and silver.
Both sizes work equally well.


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Originally Posted by Texczech
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Silver and black or silver and blue torpedo.


I’ve caught a ton of bass on the silver and blue version.
Are you talkin Heddon Tiny Torpedo ?


Yep


I use the tiny most, but also the larger one.
When the sand bass are running at Wright
Patman spillway we can catch over 100 a
day on the clear model and the blue and silver.
Both sizes work equally well.


Yep. The sand bass or whites and the Stripers like em too.
My favorite all time top water bait.


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Ain't nothing like seeing a topwater explosion.


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Originally Posted by Texczech
Ain't nothing like seeing a topwater explosion.
Agreed. I love fishing top water bass. Have used Tiny Torpedo's, Jitterbugs, buzz baits, rubber frogs. Lately I like skipping the Booyah pad crasher frogs amongst and over the lilly pads but it's all good.

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Looks like I need to add a few to the quiver. Thanks, Gents.


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I like chatterbaits. Weedless and go anywhere.

Terminator made an in-line spinner. Was for redfishing. Works great for bass also.

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Spinner bait. Silver willow leaf, chartreuse skirt. It's always tied on one rod.


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If I could only have one it's gonna be a original Zoom trick worm, or a 6" sinko style bait. No way in hell I'm doing that though.


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Originally Posted by 5sdad

Does anyone still use Slug-Gos?


Those used to be the shiit!! Do they still make em?

I've always used floating rapala and spinnerbaits depending on the time of year. Rapala favorite sports are bronze or silver with black back, spinnerbait I like white...


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I'm not really a bass fisherman, but my go-to is a 3 inch hula popper, black. Heave that sucker out with a spinning rod 'n' reel, take up the slack, then twitch the tip .. chug .. chug .. chug .. ka-boooooom. It's about the only thing I can catch 'em on. (Also caught a couple on popper flies with a fly rod.)

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Weightless Texas rigged 6" Culprit worm in grape shad.

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Jointed Rapala or a chartreuse spinner followed by a Zara Spook. Oh heck a plastic worm or jig and pig is in there somewhere too.


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Rooster tail

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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
Rooster tail



haha, our catching stupid dinks. It's ok I used too also .. Then i learned how to catch real bass.


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I took it to mean...most dependable to produce a fish. To catch big ones I use texas rig plastics

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Originally Posted by mjbgalt
I took it to mean...most dependable to produce a fish. To catch big ones I use texas rig plastics


What color rooster tail? Seen my Ol man catch a pig one day off a green rooster tail trolling for trout, little surprised when he got it to the boat


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Another vote for senkos wacky style in purple or green.

Do you guys use the O-ring trick? Learned it from a fishing guide. You slide a rubber o-ring to the middle of the worm with an applicator. You get a lot more fish per senko (which is nice, those senkos get pricey).

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I fish a lot of TX rigged Senkos, been tearing them up lately on baby bass color fished weightless. But they are the most fragile rubber worms I’ve ever seen. I’ve tried about 3 different brands and they all suck in the durability dept.

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I caught 19 Saturday morning fishing a Texas rigged weightless Senko through grass beds in 7' of water on a big flat just off a channel bend. Only one good one, about 5 pounds.


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Originally Posted by Judman
Originally Posted by mjbgalt
I took it to mean...most dependable to produce a fish. To catch big ones I use texas rig plastics


What color rooster tail? Seen my Ol man catch a pig one day off a green rooster tail trolling for trout, little surprised when he got it to the boat



They will catch bass. When I first moved to the Snake It was easy and a convince to catch bass some evening on every cast on a Blue Fox Spinner...... But now I'm bearing down and that Spinner will not on a daily basis catch as big of bass I'm catching now.

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What are ya using shag? Mostly smallmouth in the snake ain't it?


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The color I used is a green and white and orange. Seems to do pretty well but shag is right...mostly 12 inch bass

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Originally Posted by Judman
What are ya using shag? Mostly smallmouth in the snake ain't it?


So far doing best on Crankbaits and tube jigs. I’ve got a lot to learn tho. Yes Smallies


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Originally Posted by Shag
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What are ya using shag? Mostly smallmouth in the snake ain't it?


So far doing best on Crankbaits and tube jigs. I’ve got a lot to learn tho. Yes Smallies

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Thanks for that info! Appreciate it.


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If I could have only one lure to catch a bass?
Your Sinko is a great lure but it's only effective in the top tier of the water column.
I would go with the 10" Power worm that I could rig to fish the top, swim it in the middle and especially the bottom in cover; Like brush Piles.

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Originally Posted by tack
If I could have only one lure to catch a bass?
Your Sinko is a great lure but it's only effective in the top tier of the water column.
I would go with the 10" Power worm that I could rig to fish the top, swim it in the middle and especially the bottom in cover; Like brush Piles.

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Senko's are great on a Carolina rig or finesse rigged several different ways and fished on the bottom.


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Re: Go to bass lure? [Re: woodson] #13905101 06/16/19
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Bass season opened yesterday here. Went out yesterday afternoon. Caught 5 nice ones and 3 dinks in an hour and a half. All on a wacky rigged 5" watermelon Senko.

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How does “bass season” work? Can’t catch them any other time? Can’t keep them any other time but can C&R?

Honestly curious. We don’t have fishing “season” here, just go whenever you want same limit all the time.

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Originally Posted by TheKid
How does “bass season” work? Can’t catch them any other time? Can’t keep them any other time but can C&R?

Honestly curious. We don’t have fishing “season” here, just go whenever you want same limit all the time.
If they're not in season it's catch and release only. Went a couple times in the last two weeks and caught some nice ones but it pains me to have to put a good one back so don't fish much till open season.

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How big is a good one where you’re at? Smallies or bucketmouths?

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Originally Posted by TheKid
How big is a good one where you’re at? Smallies or bucketmouths?
Nice ones are 15 - 20" either smallmouth or largemouth. Good eatin size.

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Originally Posted by TheKid
How does “bass season” work? Can’t catch them any other time? Can’t keep them any other time but can C&R?

Honestly curious. We don’t have fishing “season” here, just go whenever you want same limit all the time.


Yep. Must suck to live where there is a season on freshwater fish.


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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
Originally Posted by TheKid
How does “bass season” work? Can’t catch them any other time? Can’t keep them any other time but can C&R?

Honestly curious. We don’t have fishing “season” here, just go whenever you want same limit all the time.


Yep. Must suck to live where there is a season on freshwater fish.
There are fish with no season on them that can be taken all year inluding all varieties of sunfish, yellow perch, black and white crappie, rock bass, pickerel, bullheads, suckers and carp. More popular game fish are generally protected during the spawn but there is something to fish for all year round if you are so inclined. I generally only fish spring and summer anyway and hunt sept. - March. To me it would suck a bunch to live in a state where you have to own land or pay for a lease to hunt. Or where it's 90+ degrees in the shade for weeks or months on end.

Re: Go to bass lure? [Re: MOGC] #13911585 06/19/19
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You are absolutely right, Sinko's however don't come through hardwood brush as well as Texas rigged worms..
Works for me as I have about 100 of them on Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

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I’d go with the 6” senko natural or dark colors
I don’t fish them wacky style prefer weedless style
Just caught a 18” small mouth bass and a few smaller ones this afternoon out on the kayak.


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Anyone have success with these highly hyped Whopper Ploppers? Just had a shipment of 3 of their 75 size arrive from tackle warehouse.

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Been fishing the 110 Plopper for years. It's a killer! The Bone color has consistently been the best color for me.


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Another favorite for me is shiners under a cork . Fun way to catch bass.

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Ned Rig has amazed me and caught more fish than any other plastic I have used .

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For smallmouth: KVD Dreamshot, drop shot rig.

For Largemouth: Yamamoto 5 inch grub, texas rigged with 1/8 oz weight.

If I could only have one lure for both: Rapala Original Floating #11, black/silver.

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Rick N Tenn's not wrong about the Ned Rig. We used it for the first time this past summer when it got hot and caught a lot of fish when not much else was working.

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The 5" bubble-gum Senko is my go-to bass lure......works great and doesn't get hung-up in the moss.

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I started throwing a chatterbait this year. They are skipable on bait casting gear and they catch bigger than average fish much of the time. It has become my go to when the water is cool. Mid summer they don't seem to like them as much.


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White or chartreuse tandem Spinnerbait. Can fish it shallow or deep.

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