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So ive notice different strokes for differnt folks. If you could give me one or two tips on why and how you go about on the lures you use. and what what spots you use and why there your go to lures. As a swimbait angler i can tell you day in day out im hiting points with big baits hoping for big bites but i know im missing some hot action for big bass flipping jigs in heavy timber in the shade side of trees. Tell me whats your big bass tactic for what time of year and why. I never pitch a jig before cause i dont have confidence in them or a buzz bait before and i know poeple swear by them i frog fish and swimbait fish thats it.but i know im missing some gaint bass in having timber because where i fish has no docks and timber is the alternative for them

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T rigged Berkley Chigger Craw. I've caught almost all my fish over 5 lbs on it in the last 2-3 years. You can probably swap out any of the premium craws. Another good one is the Zoom Super Speed Craw. I'm convinced bigger bass eat more craws. But they'll also catch smaller ones.

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Tactics for big bass, my first one is to try to be fishing where Big Bass Are; the lake in particular.

Some lakes I fish a Big Bass may be 4 or 5 lbs. On others a 5 & 6 lb fish is a dink and big isn't mentioned until the scale reads 10 lbs.

 So my second big bass tactic is to ensure where ever I'm at,  I'm using tackle (rod, reel, line, hooks & all associated terminal tackle) that are effective in each area needed including the presentation of the bait, the hookset, fighting & landing of Big Bass.

Baits that have accounted for my say 10 heaviest largemouth bass include, Jigs, Lipless Rattle baits, Big Spinnerbaits and The infamous Scrounger.

After that it's just a matter of finding where they live - easy right - not so much.  It's all about timing, location, perseverance and perhaps a little bit of good fortune.

A-Jay

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A jig is my favorite way to go after them, but I catch big bass on a variety of baits each year. 

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jigs, big swimbaits, big frogs, but mainly it is about finding where they live if you don't put it in front of the big ones you won't catch them

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My go to bait is a jig.  My big fish bait is a jig.  Not a finesse jig....a big, heavy jig, with a big trailer.

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Deep water structure

My most productive techniques; Texas rig both weighted & unweighed & Jig-n-Craw 

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My technique is to catch a lot of bass and sometimes I'll hook into some big ones too . I'd rather catch 50 fish and 1 lunker than three fish and one lunker .

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44 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

jigs, big swimbaits, big frogs, but mainly it is about finding where they live if you don't put it in front of the big ones you won't catch them

Right on! I've read many articles about how to target trophies and this is the top advice in every one of them. 

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Just now, the reel ess said:

Right on! I've read many articles about how to target trophies and this is the top advice in every one of them. 

it seems so basic but makes so much sense obviously you're not going to catch the 10 pounder if you fish the other end of the lake, they didn't get that big by swimming around all the time 

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4 minutes ago, Scarborough817 said:

it seems so basic but makes so much sense obviously you're not going to catch the 10 pounder if you fish the other end of the lake, they didn't get that big by swimming around all the time 

Yeah. Or more to the point, you won't catch a 10 pounder in a body of water that has none larger than 5 lbs. There are places that just grow bigger fish. There are places where a 3 yr old bass is 3 lbs and places where it's barely a pound. Fish the former every time.

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Swimbait fishing takes confidence in the lure, but why not try a few other lures before you leave the points you are fishing or at least meter the area to determine if anyone is home.

Watch your swimbait very closely for any followers, if you see them and they don't strike, throw a jig or crankbait where it came from. Just remember it take bass a few minutes for the bass to return where it came from.

Tom

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I had no confidence in a jig until I got bored on a slow day and started fishing one. Ended the day with 3 fish over 4 pounds, which is really good for my area. Like WRB said, try fishing one in spots that you're confident in.

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A-rig got me some of my bigger fish, swimbaits also but i prefer the hollow body rigged weedless. I like the 7 inch basstrix. They are huge

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When I'm targeting big, fat ladies I look for the heaviest matted vegetation in the lake and punch till I can't anymore. 

I'm very fortunate to live where I do and know it. 

 

Mike 

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I write "big'uns only" on the lure I'm using and I'm always sure to use bold colors.  The only little fish I catch are the ones who clearly can't read...  The poor things.  

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2 minutes ago, Master Bait'r said:

I write "big'uns only" on the lure I'm using and I'm always sure to use bold colors.  The only little fish I catch are the ones who clearly can't read...  The poor things.  

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!  :lol:

So that's what I have to do...

Stopping on the way home and getting a brand new sharpie marker - I'm gonna catch me some "big'uns"

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big swim baits,big worms 8-10 inch. big jigs with craw type trailers.all depends on water temp,clarity etc. just keep trying different baits to figure them out. 

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During the warmer months a Texas rigged 10in. or larger worm, a larger 3/8 or 1/2 jig with trailer depending on water depth, a swimbait on a swim jig head for deeper points and drop offs, and a Huddleston when looking for that big kicker fish

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