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Best largemouth lure for sunny days?

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Love dawn and dusk, but if you had to choose 2 lures, to fish for largemouth bass, on a hot sunny afternoon, what 2 lures would you chose, and why?

Thanks guys.

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A topwater ....... just because I like to fish baits that in everybody 's "rule" book says topwaters are not for sunny days. Never done it ? you should try

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Really?  Topwater?  You've had good experiences that way?  I don't see a lot of people saying lures like floating rapalas that go deep when you reel 'em in are any good.  I always thought they were the perfect lure for sunny days.  A nice, shiny silver one I would think attract lots of bass.  Maybe I'm wrong which is probably why I created this post in the fist place.  Anyone else with opinions?

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Although I don't fish a jig, that would probably be a top pick along with Shaky head and Drop shotting.

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Really? Topwater? You've had good experiences that way? I don't see a lot of people saying lures like floating rapalas that go deep when you reel 'em in are any good. I always thought they were the perfect lure for sunny days. A nice, shiny silver one I would think attract lots of bass. Maybe I'm wrong which is probably why I created this post in the fist place. Anyone else with opinions?

BA, if I didn 't had good experiences doing what everybody says it shouldn 't be done according to the "rule" book of bass fishing I wouldn 't post it, I 'm not pulling your leg.

Here 's the deal, back then during the age of the dinosaurs when I had to dodge velociraptors in order to get to the lake and catch some celecanths the information on how, where and with what to fish was limited, me living in a third world country made the flow of information even more limited, my dad was not the outdoorsy kind of guy, my granpa was a farmer and he had no time to spend in fishing , there little or no fishing magazines, books or movies, there was no internet, no nuthin so nobody taught me how to fish, the way I learned was to watch and experiment with the few baits I had and fish, sometimes I got skunked, other times I caught fish and when I caught fish I learned a lesson, when I was faced with pretty much the same conditions I remember that X or Y baits were more productive than others. So you see, the most important lesson I learned was: in fishing there 's no such thing as "rules".

Clear waters ---> "natural" colors  

Murky waters ----> " dark " colors  

Sez who ?

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one of my lures would either be a texas-rig or some deep rig (drop-shot, carolina) because when the sun is out, the fish either head for shade or deer water.

Another choice would be a crank-bait/rat'l trap, deep runners.

For sunny days I would suggest finding shade or cover. If you can (depth finder) try to find a creek channel or deep cover/structure. The fish love that during the middle of the day. If you find shade on cover, excellent spot!

Try doing different things however, experiment. You never know, you might find a pattern that works!  ;)

Good luck!  8-)

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Yesterday was bluebird skies here and we killed them with Carolina rigs ;).

We were using baby brush hogs.

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 Shaky Head

 Drop shot rig

 Stay on the deep side of the weed edges!!

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Rat-l-trap 1/2 ounce black/blue.

T rigged plastic worm.

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Raul is right. There are no rules of bass fishing written in concrete.

I fished two clients' ponds in the past three weeks and caught bass on topwaters during the middle of the day on Scum Frogs and Pop-Rs.  I also caught bass on spinnerbaits retreived close to the surface.

I guess the fish don't read books, magazines or watch the fishing shows on TV.

I have had friends catch bass on buzzbaits during the middle of the day with a bluebird sky above.

I have fished a tournament and my friend nailed four at one creek mouth with a Chuggbug around 11 AM.

And what about throwing those Horney Toads above the grasses?  Although not on top of the water they are darn close to the surface.

So just go out and have fun trying different baits and presentations.  You can't go wrong and it will be a learning experience.

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Deep water structure and a Texas Rig, Carolina Rig or Jig-N-Craw

This one bite a Jig-N-Craw  ;)

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Because im from alabama ill have to go for the better name

ALABAMA RIG

but war eagle!

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       I like using a frog in the slop because I always see a few topwater explosions among the weeds on sunny days and spinners  along weed edges and points as a searchbait.  I cant really say that is the best though, just what I try first.

      Caught some monsters lately on a tube in the afternoon w/ bright sun.

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If I had to pick only 2 sunny day lures I would go with a wacky rigged Yum Dinger or other stick bait, or a 8" King Kong Swim Bait tied to a 7' MH rod with a baitcast reel loaded with 30lb. test.   ;)  I'm a big game fisherman on warm sunny days.  

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Toads in the pads and subsurface thick weeds.

My own hand poured senkos tipped with spike it chartruese.

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A topwater ....... just because I like to fish baits that in everybody 's "rule" book says topwaters are not for sunny days. Never done it ? you should try

Yesterday, bright blue sky, 90 degrees.  I made my way past a cove and when I peered in there were fish busting the top all over the place.  WHAT? yup, all over the place.  The problem is, most fish that will hit a bait on top in bright sun, are most often small, aggressive males.  These particular runts were feeding on all the fresh baby dragon flies.

For big fish in the hot sun, GO DEEP!!!!

Worm/jig/beaver  Find the deep grass, you've found the big bass

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My second biggest LMB everjust under 7 lbscame on horny toad just after noon on a sunny, hot July day. Every truism has its exceptions; otherwise, wouldn't fishing be boring?  ;)

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In my area, when conditions are sunny, windless and crystal clear (water) it is the "tough of death" most of the time. This time of year, the fish are all over the all day long. For this reason, I would choose to fish a Maniac Minnow on 3# test or a small Underspin with a Super Fluke Jr. trailer.

If the fish are not chasing shad, I will just about always fish a Zappu Rat Head with various Roboworms or an Inchi Wacky with a 4-5" Senko or Dinger.

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The majority of my biggest bass have been caught between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM on the hottest days of summer, bluebird skies and no breeze. I have recently had some luck with Mattlures Baby Bass, but I still recommend soft plastics as my GO-TO baits.

Specifically:

In shallow water (<12') : 6" Senko (not knock-offs), Fat Ika and GYCB Kreature.

In deeper water:  Micro Munch Tackle El Gordo tube and GYCB Kut-Tail.

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T- rigged worm, and a big one at that (10").  Spinnerbait has been great on those days too, but if there is moss or any sort of vegetation Ill throw a frog first.  

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Believe it or not i have had success in the hot part of the day on a large spinner bait with 2 large colorado blades. But my second choice would have to be a senko

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