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Best Bait For April/may?


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#1 NC bassin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 06:17 PM

hey guys, went out fishing today and didn't have much luck, caught a little one on a river bug but didn't land any others, I have been tending to use strike king, Shim E Sticks alot, I hooked into a good 5 pounder but the hook didn't set proporly, any tips on how to better rig a texas/wacky rig so that it is a forsure hook up and you dont lose the fish? or any other baits that are working. Thanks:) - James



#2 5fishlimit

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Posted April 24 2013 - 06:45 PM

I've been doing well with Rage Tail craws TX rigged in the Falcon lake color. Rat-l-traps in red. Chatterbaits in white, chartreuse, and white/chartreuse have also gotten some bites, too.

#3 NC bassin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 06:50 PM

what time of day have you been fishing this baits?



#4 5fishlimit

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Posted April 24 2013 - 06:56 PM

I'm usually out from safe light until about 1 or 2pm. The fish will let you know what they want.

#5 NC bassin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 06:57 PM

alright apreciate it hopefully tommorow ill get out about 10, I have to go load up my new tackle box.



#6 Quitlimpin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 07:23 PM

I've tend to do better with moving baits this time of year. Almost all of my fish this spring have come on a swim jig.
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#7 NC bassin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 07:40 PM

I've never really learned how to fish a swim jig, whats the best way to do it?



#8 Quitlimpin

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Posted April 24 2013 - 08:35 PM

Shoot, just chunk it out there and reel it back in. I'll go like 5 casts at a normal pace, 5 slow, 5 fast, and so on. Just kinda play with your retrieve; stop & go, quick jerks, etc. If you haven't dialed in any fish after a bunch of casts, just move on to something else.

#9 Tuckahoe Joe

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Posted April 24 2013 - 11:36 PM

The majority of my fish this year have come on spinnerbaits.  Mostly chartreuse and a couple on white and red ones.



#10 bwillis

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Posted April 25 2013 - 12:12 AM

Almost all of my bass I've caught in the last week have come on a chatterbait.  Different colors and sizes, but usually on a steady retrieve.



#11 Felix77

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Posted April 25 2013 - 09:30 AM

Most of mine have come on finesse swimbait type baits (Grubs, Keitech minnows, swimmin super fluke jr)


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Posted April 25 2013 - 09:35 AM

:fishing-026: NorthStar Original Swim Jig (bluegill)/ RageTail Menace

 

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#13 TNBassin'

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Posted April 25 2013 - 10:21 AM

All from companies that sponsor the site eh RW? Shocking.
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Posted April 25 2013 - 11:26 AM

Been doing really well with Bomber Square-A, Wacky rigged trick stick, and a blade bait called the Katana.


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#15 NC bassin

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Posted April 25 2013 - 11:28 AM

thanks guys!






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