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I'm new to this site so I figured Id start a forum on something I wanted to know. So whats everybody's all time favorite spawn and prespawn largemouth bass lures or baits. Any answer is better than no answer.

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I would have to say my favorite would be watermelon seed red fluke. Lure never fails me

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Welcome Yelsew to the BR site.

Your ? Can be better answered if we know what regional area you fish, this narrows down the type of lakes, rivers or ponds and what type of bass you maybe targeting; northern LMB, Florida LMB, Smallmouths or spots.

Tom

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Pre-Spawn

Stanley Wedge 3/8 oz double gold willow leaf white skirt.

Rat-L-Trap 1/2 oz Gold Black Back Orange Belly

Spawn

Liz-zard ;)

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CC Super Spot, various jerkbaits, a jig, t-rigged something, and this guy...

 

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My style doesn't change much pre-spawn. I tend toward soft plastics the vast majority of the time, but I will change where I target them and how I fish them.

 

If I know there's a grassy area mid-lake I'll use a mojo, or TX rig, something to drag the bottom and either keep bait on bottom, or let it float as on the mojo.

 

Stuff near shore, in trees, beds, etc., wacky rigged.

 

Spawn will be wacky rigged Zoom lizards, Senkos. Also use the Jika rig.

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And welcome to the site :smiley:

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pre-spawn-jerkbaits and traps

spawn-ragetail lizards..worms until you find right size and color that t's them off and have had luck with s. jerkbaits sitting right above them

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Do you actually believe that the 'Pre-Spawn' season is the best time for trophy bass?  Cuzz if you do, You're Spot On    :hangloose:

In central Florida, the hottest depth zone for pre-spawn and post-spawn bass is 3 to 6 ft, where deep lures have no place.

With regard to slob bass over the past 5 years, some of our best producers are listed below:

 

>>  Gamber Big EZ Swimbait

>>  Berkley 6" Hollow Belly Swimbait                        (6" is no longer available)

>>  Deps 7" Deathadder Grub                                 (6 & 7" Deps Grubs are both discontinued)

>>  Johnson 1/2oz Spoon & Kalin 5" Lunker Grub 

>>  3/8oz Swim Jig & Deps 4.5" Twin-Tail Grub        (Deps Twin-Tail Grub is discontinued)

 

With respect to 'spawning' bass, I'll have to renege

During the spawning season, cow bass are not interested in feeding, not aggressive and not worth our time.

In Florida, there's a generous overlap in the pre-spawn and post-spawn periods, sparing us the woes of bed-fishing

 

Roger

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Wiggle wart

Suspending Jerkbait

Suspending squarebill

trap

spinnerbait

chatterbait

Carolina rig

 

more shallow i use

light jig (1/8-1/4)

senko

texas lizard

shakeyhead

drop shot

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Thats reason i want to live in Florida. Up here in South East Pennsylvania are huge bass are 8 lbs and they are very seldom.

OK, you are from mid-Atlantic region, eastern PA...no FLMB or spotted bass,mostly Pocono mountains with highland reserviors, coastal low land lakes and rivers.

Your bass are mostly NLMB and there are several PA Bassresource on this site that can give you more specific advice than I.

Highland reserviors I can help with. Pre-spawn occurs as the water temperatures warm above 55 degrees the early pre spawner's stage near major points that lead to spawning areas. At about 58 degrees the staged pre spawner's begin to move up into secondary points, these are big females looking for high protein prey to fatten up on.

The lures that work in deep structured lakes with pelagic fish like trout, smelt, shad are swimbaits that closely mimick those baitfish. Crawdads are always a high protein meal, so jigs that mimick craws work well.

As the water continues to stabilize pan fish swimbaits that mimick crappie or bluegill work when the bass are up shallower,the water temps approaching 60+ degrees. You start to see big female cruisers at this time period and big worms, Senkos, crankbaits, spinnerbaits all work until the bass move up on bed sites.

Spawn, no feeding occurs, only nest site protection and nearly anything in a bass bed can get strikes. Egg eaters are the basses enemy; salamders, crawdads, small bits fish and pan fish all get the basses attention, now that the water is above 62 to 65 degrees. The major spawn ends about 67 degrees in most lakes, big reserviors tend to have up to 3 spawning cycles.

Tom

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Where can I find the Pa Bassresource?

I think he was saying there are several PA members here on Bassresource.

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Spinner baits and cranks prespawn. I'm going to run some large swim baits this year. As I had them inhale the hole spinner bait serval times in a day couple of years ago. At one place I fish. There's lots of big girls there. So I gotta get some big girl baits. Local mom and pops finally stocked a bunch of them.

And when I used to fish spawn. Culprit 7.5 moccasin and black shad. Bet a senko would be killer. Might have to Texas rig it so they can't sweep it away as easily.

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It isn't so much about what bait but where bait

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Here in Ohio where the typical lame is 8' deep in the center there is a lot of flipping. My personal favorites...

1) 1/4 oz swimjig with a Power Team Lures 3.6 JP Hammer shad trailer.you can stop the jig and the trailer stands on its nose and looks like a minnow foraging for eggs.

2) Venom Lures 5" double dipped tube Texas rigged in the road kill color. Especially in grass beds and pads.

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OK, you are from mid-Atlantic region, eastern PA...no FLMB or spotted bass,mostly Pocono mountains with highland reserviors, coastal low land lakes and rivers.

Your bass are mostly NLMB and there are several PA Bassresource on this site that can give you more specific advice than I.

Highland reserviors I can help with. Pre-spawn occurs as the water temperatures warm above 55 degrees the early pre spawner's stage near major points that lead to spawning areas. At about 58 degrees the staged pre spawner's begin to move up into secondary points, these are big females looking for high protein prey to fatten up on.

The lures that work in deep structured lakes with pelagic fish like trout, smelt, shad are swimbaits that closely mimick those baitfish. Crawdads are always a high protein meal, so jigs that mimick craws work well.

As the water continues to stabilize pan fish swimbaits that mimick crappie or bluegill work when the bass are up shallower,the water temps approaching 60+ degrees. You start to see big female cruisers at this time period and big worms, Senkos, crankbaits, spinnerbaits all work until the bass move up on bed sites.

Spawn, no feeding occurs, only nest site protection and nearly anything in a bass bed can get strikes. Egg eaters are the basses enemy; salamders, crawdads, small bits fish and pan fish all get the basses attention, now that the water is above 62 to 65 degrees. The major spawn ends about 67 degrees in most lakes, big reserviors tend to have up to 3 spawning cycles.

Tom

 

 

Good post, Tom has a lot of good insight.

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shad rap sr05 fished off channels drop off. Fish ever other cast.

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Wiggle Wart

Jerkbait

swim jig

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Ok I talked with my buddy who caught a big mud puppy here when ice fishing. I did my homework and found the best prespawn, spawn lure besides a egg robbing eating lizard.

Tackle warehouse has the river2sea nest robber

I'm ready to try anything new.

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I tend to approach new bodies of water the same way and with the same lures and tactics that have worked for me in NY and now in Florida, and I don't change all that much from Pre-Spawn to Post-Spawn since Florida Bassin overlaps as mentioned above. However, When I was up North, I would always fish early Spring and Pre-Spawn with Smaller Plastics like a 3-4" Grub on a Darter Head jig, 4-5" Senko or 4-6" Trick worm and I always try to go as light as possible on weight and fish are almost always are going to be near warmer water, Near Cover, Drops, Points, or many times your best bet is to just drift large flats of sandy bottom with a dropshot finesse rig and I always like to go with a natural tone-Green,Pearl, Black etc....

 

When I fished in NY, I rarely cranked, I used to throw spinnerbaits to cover water and to fish structure as my go to technique whenever fish were active, and if they were not active, I would simply use a split shot rig with a 4" Berkley Power Worm or any smaller plastic texas rigged on a 3/16 oz weight, or would swim a smoke or Chartruese grub on a 1/8 oz. jig head depending on water color.

 

I have caught Bass on Buzz baits after Ice out, and also have done great on bass pro "Spring Grubs" on tough days fished on a finesse set up for a slow fall, and for spinnerbaits I always gravitate toward crawfish colors early, and Bluegill or white later on as the water warms...Don't be afraid to throw Weedless Spoons, Lipless cranks, or carolina rig a ribbon tail or ring fry to cover water as you will always catch fish somewhere....

 

I try to learn a new technique each season and make it a strenght and this year I have been working on Jerkbaits and Swimbaits. I still want to Flip all the time, but I am working hard on learning to fish these hollow bellies and Suspending jerkbaits, but at the end of the day, the best Bass Bait or Lure is either a Jig, or Brush hog, creature bait, craw, or trick worm flipped into the nastiest stuff and you will soon find that their are bigger bass around then you were aware of.

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