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What Is The Best Big Bass Bait?

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What do you think is the best bait for catching monster bass?

 

 

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Depends when and where you are fishing,. Florida where you live and fish a live golden shiner would be the ticket. More trophy size bass are caught in Florida with shiners then anything else.

In SoCal where I fish the top giant bass are caught on live crawdads during pre spawn. They use live water dogs in Texas.

I catch my giant bass on jigs, during pre spawn, jigs are a lure not a bait.

Tom

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For me I also would go jigs,and then big worms 12 in. to 15 in. worms.

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For me in this area it's a jig. 

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Short of live bait... a swimbait hands down.

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Crankbait, jig and 13inch uptons worm c-rigged

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Live bait. 

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Jig for sure for me.

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It all depends on what the bass are in the mood for.  Around here it has been cranks the last couple of years.

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Sorry everybody, I meant lures or bait

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My biggest came on a 7" red shad power worm. It was a 7.2. My other have hit a bunch of different baits. I have yet to gain confidence in a jig. I just haven't fished it much. My next tournament sets up for that kind of bite and I'll promise you that I will catch fish on a jig and gain confidence or I won't weigh anything!

When I hear this question asked or read about this topic only one bait has stood out. It is hands down a jig.

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Jig or swimbait, depends on the situation/location for me.

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Jig!!!! When I'm catching a lot of 1.5lb to 2lb fish I'll often start fishing a jig on isolated cover near the areas I was catching the smaller fish, normally what happens is the numbers go way down but the average size jumps up significantly!!

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Jig is my go to, but this year I am throwing some big swimbaits.  So far it has worked out nicely!!!

 

Jeff

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8" huddlestons hands down. I'm getting some in a couple of weeks. But recently I have been catching numbers and size on a yum dinger wacky rigged. But that's for my lake. I don't know about yours. Anything big I would say. Just find out what they are eating and get a bait that is the same color and get it in a big size. So that way it looks like the forage and its bigger. Just my opinion.

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Jigs followed by big worms

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I think the watermelon red senkos work really well weightless on a wacky rig

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I'll add a buzzbait to the list...I don't know why, but the big ones really seem to like them, at least for me.

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Huddleston swim baits the weedless minnows or shad both work wonders here in FL for them donkey bass

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Where I am, it's a trout imitation swimbait of any kind

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Musky baits. On the flipside, bass baits work well for musky.

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If I had to catch a big one I would use a large plastic lizard. 

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swimbait

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For me in this area it has been a seven inch Berkley Power worm. Black or black and blue is always dependable. It is really more about location and presentation than any particular bait.

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Black fluke or buzzbait

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