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#1 J-Salvati

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Posted June 05 2006 - 08:34 PM

It has been raining alot and i cant get them to hit but the water is very muddy What should i use
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Posted June 05 2006 - 08:57 PM

When the water is muddy the bass will be close to whatever cover that you are fishing.  And for the most part they will be shallow.  With this in mind I always use baits that I can put reel close the cover.  My favorite thing to do is flip and pitch black/blue jigs.  Another thing I've done good with is throwing a spinnerbait around the cover and reeling it medium/slow.
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Posted June 05 2006 - 11:51 PM

A big (1/2-1oz) black/blue jig with a large trailer (super chunk, etc) and large rattles. Work it slowly around brush, stickups, any wood you can find. Slow rolling a 1 oz spinnerbait with big colorado blades is also good.

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Posted June 06 2006 - 06:54 AM

yep thats the ticket.  either something that moves a lot of water (big jig)  or with a real thump to it (colorado bladed sp. bait).
those are my go to baits in really muddy water.
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Posted June 06 2006 - 01:21 PM

Many questions like this one can be answered by you using a little logic, if the water is muddy the fish can 't see squat, now imagine for a moment that you are blind and can 't see squat, if you can 't imagine being blind then a blindfold will help. Blindfold yourself, sit on a chair in the middle of a room, just sit there and do nothing. Suddenly you realize that after a while your hearing gets quite good:

You can 't see----->ergo----> your hearing gets better, BINGO ! in the case of poor visibility SOUND let 's you know where things that emit sound are.

Therefore: in muddy waters use baits that emit sound----> RATTLES !

Now, you can 't see anything, your hearing gets better but imagine for a moment that you posses a sense that allows you to "touch" at a distance.

You can 't see but you posses a sense that allows you to locate ----->ergo-----> you can feel things that emit vibration.

Therefore: in muddy waters use bait that emit vibration-----> BLADES and FAT BODIES !

You think out the rest.
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Posted June 06 2006 - 01:24 PM

Many questions like this one can be answered by you using a little logic, if the water is muddy the fish can 't see squat, now imagine for a moment that you are blind and can 't see squat, if you can 't imagine being blind then a blindfold will help. Blindfold yourself, sit on a chair in the middle of a room, just sit there and do nothing. Suddenly you realize that after a while your hearing gets quite good:

You can 't see----->ergo----> your hearing gets better, BINGO ! in the case of poor visibility SOUND let 's you know where things that emit sound are.

Therefore: in muddy waters use baits that emit sound----> RATTLES !

Now, you can 't see anything, your hearing gets better but imagine for a moment that you posses a sense that allows you to "touch" at a distance.

You can 't see but you posses a sense that allows you to locate ----->ergo-----> you can feel things that emit vibration.

Therefore: in muddy waters use bait that emit vibration-----> BLADES and FAT BODIES !

You think out the rest.



You hit the nail right on the head.  Great job.  I couldn't have put it any better.

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Posted June 06 2006 - 01:36 PM

Dr. Raul,

Your words paint a detailed picture in one's mind, excellent illustration.

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Posted June 06 2006 - 01:55 PM

Oh yeah, I 'm really good at doing that, it was one of the methods I used with my pupils when I taught at vet school. It 's very easy to answer with a series of replies, like what baits we use for those circumstances but the question is: have you really taught something ? it 's more important to teach why and how than with what, replying with what you don 't allow the creativity to work and in fishing being crative is one of the things that makes you succesful.
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Posted June 06 2006 - 04:28 PM

Go noisy, bright, and flashy. Big spinnerbaits and big jigs along with buzzbaits and loud prop baits. Bright, loud rattling cranks too. Black and red or black and blue are great colors as are fluorescent ones.
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Posted June 06 2006 - 08:49 PM

Another muddy water tip, make repeated casts to the same area and follows the same path.  Sometimes it takes a bass a few casts/retrieves to home in on that bait in muddy water.

Also, as was said, bass normally get tight to cover in muddy water and they usually move shallow.

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Posted June 07 2006 - 12:32 AM

Use a spinnerbait with the biggest colorado blades you can get.  In muddy water, the bass tend to feed on sound and vibration.  T-rigging a big worm also works with brass and glass. I would also add some scent to the baits.
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Posted January 26 2007 - 11:13 PM

Very dark jgs with rattles and pork rind.


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Posted January 26 2007 - 11:59 PM

In muddy water I use three baits.
A single colo spinnerbait
A jig and trailer
A large body crankbaits that have a good thump

You want to use lures that will displace a lot of water or have a good vibration to them. Rattles in muddy water tends to just have an area of noise but vibration tends to help the bass locate and track the bait better in muddy water.

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Posted January 27 2007 - 12:19 AM

Oh yeah, I 'm really good at doing that, it was one of the methods I used with my pupils when I taught at vet school. It 's very easy to answer with a series of replies, like what baits we use for those circumstances but the question is: have you really taught something ? it 's more important to teach why and how than with what, replying with what you don 't allow the creativity to work and in fishing being crative is one of the things that makes you succesful.



this is something that I've just realized. When I first started fishing I was trying to find the answer to so many questions. Because of this type of reasoning, I can learn a few things and apply it to different scenarios to find answers myself instead of having to find an answer for each scenario.
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Posted January 27 2007 - 06:20 AM

What TNbassR and Raul said is the ticket.
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