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what baits should I focus on?
« on: August 25, 2015, 07:15:31 AM »
I'm still new to bass fishing this being my first year. What are some baits that I should focus on mastering as a beginner. If you would recommend 3 what would they be?

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2015, 08:07:08 AM »
Jigs, Worms and spinner bait.

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 09:39:52 AM »
Im gonna throw out there in addition to the spinner bait a Zoom Fluke and a Wacky Senko. Both will catch fish no matter where you go. As a beginner the first thing you want to do is get confidence. Getting skunked trip after trip doesnt help anyone.

Also feel free to browse youtube for tips and tricks. The only disclaimer to that is that be mindful of where they are fishing. Fishing in the northeast is a little different than other places. Here the best colors are natural colors... A lot of greens and browns. Its not that you wont catch fish on un-natural colors, its just that keep in mind we arent fishing in the bayou.
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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 09:56:39 AM »
Brazzy I bought a pack of green zoom super flukes last week have not caught anything on them yet many I'm fishing it wrong got to do some research and another question what size hook should I use for a wacky rig worm and does it have to be a senko brand it can't be a yum I have a few of those ?

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2015, 11:58:43 AM »
The watermelon seed fluke is a great way to go. Rig it up with a leader like this. Move it with twitches. Vary the speed, and the pauses in between the twitches. Some days they like it fast, others they dont want it moving at all. Once you find what they are biting just go with it.

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 01:05:17 PM »
Thank u brazzy I had it rigid uo wrong and I did not know about the leader thankx for the info

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2015, 03:12:25 PM »
I went old school last night with a 4" Slider Worm and a PSS-5 split shot 18" north of the knot. Wasn't lock n load like last week but a good steady pick with some bigger fish mixed in.

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2015, 03:26:01 PM »
190 that was like reading chines to me hopefully soon I will undestand what ur saying lol

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2015, 04:43:44 PM »
A 4 inch rubber worm with a #5 re-moveable split shot 18" up the line from the hook.  Is that better PBH?

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2015, 08:35:01 PM »
Slider worms are an old standby for me when the bite is really tough. I've been fishing them for close to 25 years...maybe more!

I fish it on 8-10 lb. test with a 16th oz. bullet weight and a 1/0 Tru Turn hook most times.

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2015, 08:37:12 PM »
@ProvidenceBassHunter When it comes to Flukes and Senko style baits, the less you do with them, the better off you usually are.

There be times when the fluke can be worked fast, but as a rule, they usually work way better when fished very slowly, with occasional slight twitches.

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2015, 02:40:13 PM »
Tube baits are very versatile; can be used on a wide range of rods and can work any depths and is a forgiving bait if you are slow detecting the bites. There are lots of colors but if i were to choose just one it would be watermelon copper flake. Mostly I prefer an exposed hook with a 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig head unless I am dragging on the bottom the 1/2-3/4. You can drag them, fish them on the fall, Texas rig them skip them, hop them, flip them, c-rig them.  Lately when Texas Rigging them I use a wide gap hook  2/0 or 3/0 http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Mustad_KVD_Grip_Pin_Soft_Plastic_Hook_5pk/descpage-MKVDGPN.html 1/8- 3/8 oz work weight pegged with a bobber stop.   

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2015, 07:29:16 PM »
@Eric-Maine is right. TUbes are about as versatile as you can get!

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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2015, 03:18:26 PM »
Took my own advice the other day. I had been drop shotting in 35' of water and getting frustrated. Went to a point and threw a tube  and rewarded with the best fish  so far this summer on Sebago. Not bad midmorning bluebird skies light wind smallie


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Re: what baits should I focus on?
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2015, 03:34:53 PM »
@Eric-Maine Beautiful fish!!