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Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:55:41 AM »
As many people know, smallies hate vibrant colors, Im talking CHARTREUSE,or BUBBLE GUM, Never rule out an INLINE SPINNER, like a Rooster tail or a Blue Fox, enough said ;)

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 10:15:36 AM »
I used to catch a lot of smally's on Roostertails and Mepps lightning Lures. Largemouths like them too ;D

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 01:21:07 PM »
A bubblegum sluggo is a smallie catcher for sure. They love them... and so I love them too!  ;)
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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 02:49:22 PM »
Hey, Joe, what do you mean used to???  Are you guys on the Keitech craze??? They been kickin where I am.
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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 04:17:12 PM »
Ok, before you guys laugh at this statement let me remind you I am still very new to bass fishing. I thought these lures were only for trout and pike/muskie? Jim, what size and color are you throwing? Just want to expand my tackle box.

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 04:54:27 PM »
I know someone who also used to throw them a lot in the springtime for Smallies. He used to talk about it a lot.

I've barely thrown them but should give it a try again this spring!

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 06:50:59 PM »
Jay, me personally, I like to throw the VIBRAX by Blue Fox, you can get them at Walmart for about 2 dollars, I like the #3- 1/4oz I get silver and gold, I have the best luck with those, I also use Wordens Rooster tails, 1/4oz in Flor pink and Flor chartreuse.  ;)

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 09:55:31 AM »
I had some pretty good luck this past late summer throwing 1/2-3/4oz rooster tales for smallies and got a few largemouth too. I used to use the lighter 1/8-1/4 rooster tales in a part of the quinebaug river i lived near and caught all kinds of fish, so when i saw these heavier ones, I had to give them a try. I used them in chartreuse/gold blade, black/silver blade, and white/silver blade.

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 01:53:18 PM »
Hey, Joe, what do you mean used to???  Are you guys on the Keitech craze??? They been kickin where I am.

I still use a spinner occasionally in the spring. Never used the Keitech's.

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 02:11:24 PM »
I always stayed clear of inline spinners due to the line twist issues, but I guess if you're using a bigger spinner it can be used on baitcasting gear, which means less problems with line twist?

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 02:27:10 PM »
Big swimbaits for smallies don't work. Here's a nice one on the sneaka:



Largemouth too on back to back casts:


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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 02:39:33 PM »
Seeing those pics makes me wanna go fishing  :'(

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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2011, 02:55:57 PM »
I know a lot of guys like to use swivels on inlines to eliminate line twist, but I actually bend the shaft a bit just before the line tie to eliminate twists.

I don't throw them often, but I do have some #3 & #4 inline spinners that have produced in the past.

EDIT: Jay, don't worry about asking questions, like you asked on this thread and having people laughing. That won't happen here. If we can help, we will. Some people won't ask questions for fear of being laughed at, so you may have just helped someone.
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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2011, 04:07:02 PM »
Now I am dying to get out there! Ok, so I have been dying to get out there for a while now... but those pics sure do not help! :)
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Re: Not catching smallies in the spring, TRY THIS
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2011, 11:03:30 AM »
Jay, thats how people learn, Everybody learns, all the time, Even Pros, As for in line spinners, I always use a swivel, but dont use cheap swivels, soon as you get grass or muck on it, it will have a problem spinning, which will cause line twist, samething goes with a drop shot, Hey Eric, like the swimbait, whats up with that silver buddy in gold, those dont work ;D