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How Have You Done This Year Thus Far?


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#1 NCbassmaster4Life

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Posted May 04 2012 - 05:00 PM

Just wondering how everyone has done this year in there fishing success,what have you done differently,and if you have any new techniques that have been working for you.


I have done more jigging this year and tried some new soft plastics. So far so good.

#2 radtech

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Posted May 05 2012 - 12:54 AM

haven't really tried any new techniques this year to speak of. I picked up fishing with a crankbait last year. They can be a great "finder" BAIT and a great bait all together! As for as the bite for this year has been slow so far. I'm not catching alot of numbers however I have been catching better quality fish this year! 3 over 5lbs already this year! One that weighed 6 but could have been an 8 or 9 lber if it wouldnt have just got done spawning!

#3 NILBasser

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Posted May 05 2012 - 06:37 AM

Still fishing most of the same baits just in different areas and in a slightly different way.

#4 NCbassmaster4Life

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Posted May 05 2012 - 10:51 AM

Awsume, thanks for the replys.

#5 ww2farmer

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Posted May 05 2012 - 11:08 AM

The open water season started very early with the mild winter we had up here. It started great, mid to late March I was doing things, and fishing areas I usually fish in late April. Catching was not a problem, I had several big fish, and a couple of pretty good days. Then April came, the nice weather went, and so did the good fishing....for me. I struggled for the better part of 2-3 weeks. Between one cold frosty night, followed by cloudless, high barometric pressure days, dropping water temps, or being busy ar work when the small windows of decent fishing were, it was one of the most frustrating April's I can remember. The last week of April things started picking up, and this past week has been decent.
New things? Not really, but I have made a strong effort to gain some confidence in jerkbaits in cold water this spring, and so far so good. Had a few good outings for multiple species in mid to high 40 degree water.
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#6 NCbassmaster4Life

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Posted May 05 2012 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for the feedback farmer, yeah the cold fronts didn't help at all.

#7 GOOCHY

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:07 PM

I agree with ww2farmer. I had a bunch of luck in late March and was catching multiple per day and then just went cold through most of April. Weird cold fronts at night just threw everything off here in Iowa, for me. I'm not the most experienced fisherman but it slowed way, way down.

#8 flippin and pitchin

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:18 PM

The weather has dictacted everything this year. Abnormally cold temps through early April, low water levels, and high winds. My first outing was April 10th. I have done well with bigger fish but numbers are low. I went out yesterday in 25 MPH 47 degree wind and it hailed on me. I had a seven and one over five and lost three others over three pounds and that was it forover seven ours with the Trolling motor on high all day. I managed my PB largemouth a few weeks ago and got a 5th in a tournament last week end. I can't complain. It wouldn't do any good any way. :cry4:

#9 JaxBasser

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:22 PM

I've caught more nice fish (5+ lbs) so far this year then I have in like the past 2 years combined. I've been using soft plastic swimbaits and the fish have been crushing them.

#10 Frog Turds

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:36 PM

a big fat 0 since I haven't been out bassin yet, 21 more days till opener =(

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#11 VictorDevano

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:48 PM

I caught some smaller bass to 2 pounds, but no giants like I hoped for,

#12 Jim_M

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Posted May 05 2012 - 03:56 PM

Spawn and post spawn conditions out here in the southwest deserts. Caught a bunch of 1-1/2 lb rats and some 2-3 lb'ers all from shore so far. All on light finesse rigs. Seriously problems fishing that slow but I am improving some. Need to get the cover off the tinny and start learning to jig in deep water.
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#13 MN Bassin' nOOb

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Posted May 05 2012 - 11:44 PM

a big fat 0 since I haven't been out bassin yet, 21 more days till opener =(

x2 on that.

#14 Scorcher214

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Posted May 06 2012 - 12:00 AM

First day of bass fishing since the season started, did better than the guys on boats haha. Just a rage tail craw in bama craw and a keel waited hook......(Thanks BIG-O!).

#15 A-Jay

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Posted May 06 2012 - 07:48 AM

This season is starting out a little slow - hope things pick up soon - like today perhaps ~

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