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have ever caught a big bass on.

Mine was a trout magnet that I was fishing a deep hole that I knew held some big browns.

I ended up hooking into a 20 inch smallie. I have also caught some big bass on small inline spinners while pan fishing.

Just was wondering what some of your big catches have been on using small baits.

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An inline spinner (Roostertail) - 7 3/4 lb LMB.

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11 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

An inline spinner (Roostertail) - 7 3/4 lb LMB.

wow amazing it didn't straight out the hooks

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Roadrunners, tubes, and small kastmasters spoons have caught a fair share of nice sized bass for me while crappie fishing.

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A 5+ largemouth on a 4" Zoom Dead Ringer, Watermelon.

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1 hour ago, mrmacwvu1 said:

wow amazing it didn't straight out the hooks

Open water, light drag setting = no worries mate ;)

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1/16 jig w/ Lake fork baby shad

15lb power pro 6lb cxx leader 

 

No weight but somewhere around 5 I guess. 

 

I previously caught a 6-7lb lmb on a fluke Jr and bunches of 3+lb on the same bait. 

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what  a beautiful fish

I am going to start fishing around Naples

Is there Peacocks that far north

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Yellow 1/16th ounce marabou crappie jig . Bass was in the 6 to7 lb range .

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just today I caught a 2.5 lber on a really small rapala floating minnow.  I was actually just playing around in my kayak with my ultra light gear catching big bluegill and small bass, when the chunky one took a bite.

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6 1/2 largemouth on 1/8 oz renosky super shad. It was when I was a kid and I still have that lure. 

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I have caught several biggun's on the Aile Goby by Yo Zuri. Tiny little lure that catches everything in sight.

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I caught my first 20 inch smallmouth in 1969 on a small popping bug on a fly rod. I was into tiny crank baits for smallies many years ago and caught several big smallmouth on a Rapala mini fat rap which is about 1.5 inches long.

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About 30 years ago we were vacationing in Florida staying at a condo complex and they had a pond with some bass in it. We bought a Zebco combo for me to fish with and I was tossing 2" yellow grubs. All I remember is casting out and thinking I had snagged something. When I yanked back to free it, all heck broke loose. I managed to land it and the local pond expert (I was 12ish and this kid was younger than me) eyes bugged out at the fish. I wish I truly knew how big it was, but it was probably a 20"+ fish. I was just a young kid happy to catch a big fish. 

Funny how the memory came back once I saw the topic. Hadn't thought about it in a long time, but man I can still remember the feel of that hookset.

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6 lbs with a Mepps Black Fury 00 size.

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Caught a 1 pound smallmouth on a 1/2 inch fluke, just dangling it to get some panfish under a dock. I was like 10 then. 

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5.10 on a 4.5 inch roboworm on a size 1 hook

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I caught my PB on a 1/16oz 1.5in beetle bou bucktail jig.

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My second biggest bass came on a 2 3/4 inch trd while skipping docks two months ago.  It weighed in at a whopping 8.2 pounds with at least a pound of eggs stuffed in its fat stomach.  And my pb of 10.3 ate a strike king bitsy tube sight fished on its bed.  I have found that nearly any bass, no matter the size, will eat small baits fished in front of there faces.  Big bass won't move very far for them, but they do eat tiny baits.

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My biggest bass on a small bait was in 2012, it was a 5lb. 3oz  21.5" smallmouth taken on a 1/32oz marabou jig with a size 4 Eagle Claw Laser Sharp black platinum hook on 6lb line. We normally catch 3lb to 4lb smallmouths with this technique in the winter and the previous best for me was a 4lb 12oz that was 21" even. You never have to worry about bending a hook with the right set up, if you bend hooks out they means either the rod, reel, line, or all of it is too heavy or you are applying more pressure than is required, a properly set drag will allow you to use larger tackle and not bend hooks.

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17 hours ago, mrmacwvu1 said:

what  a beautiful fish

I am going to start fishing around Naples

Is there Peacocks that far north

I have a friend who lives near Naples and yes, there are.

This is not mine, but my fishin' buddy caught an 8 lb largemouth on a crappie tube jig, trolling. I guess the reason I don't catch bass on tiny baits is because I'm always fishing for bass. A small bait to me is a Hula Grub.

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thanks for the response

I have always wanted to try for Peacocks

can't wait till this fall

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Fall can be a tough time for peas but definitely do-able. Good luck! 

Eventually I will be moving out of Miami but hopefully not out of the peacock zone. I'll need to do some studying to see how far north they've gone. 

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One over 10lbs on a 4'' swimbait

2 over 8lbs on the same day on 4'' senkos

several between 5-7lbs on tiny swimbaits and worms

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