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I recently purchased a big 6" flutter spoon in hopes of catch bass out on deep ledges. Any tips/help on how to fish it? Thanks.

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45 views and no one has stepped forth and gave you advice. Usually when I post , people are quick to help/ give their opinion. I'm sorry no one has helped ya. I can't give you much advice . What I can offer is I know spoons are very successful on many species of game fish . And I've seen a picture of a Magnum red/white spoon with an absolute pig of a largemouth . I'd say experiment with it. Until someone comes forth and tells you about their experiences

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I've never fished with them, but I've seen videos of people popping them off the bottom. Basically throw it out, let it fall on a slack line. If the line stops you're either on the bottom or you've got a fish. Pop the rod hard from 9 o clock to 11. Let it fall and pop it again.

 

Give it some time and you'll get better advice than I can offer.

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Rip them.

Make a long cast paralell to the ledge break, let sink to the bottom or a few feet off the bottom and rip it 2' to 3' , flutter back down and repeat.

Tom

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For this time of year find fish holding onto structure or suspended. If they are suspended hover over them and jig at their depth like you would Lake or Brown Trout. If they are on structure cast to them and rip it off the bottom. 

Like vertical jigging watch your line as it falls. A hair jig usually gets bit at the top of the motion a flutter spoon gets hit at the bottom. 

I throw the 6" on a Duckett Micro Pro 7' H/F and it works well. Some guys like really long rods for it. 

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Not a lot of people fish them around here. I used them quite a bit last year. It takes a pretty heavy rod to throw them and hook bass in deep water. I used my tatula 7'4" heavy, but any heavy rod, flipping rod, or smaller swimbait stick should work. I experimented a lot, but did the best stroking them off the bottom like a jig and getting bites on the fall. I haven't been out a lot during the day this year, the smallies bite too good at night. Other baits you might try are swimbait on heavy jigheads. Reeled steady or stroked like the spoon. Big hair jigs retrieved the same way, magnum cranks like the 10xd, big spinnerbaits over 1oz slow rolled on bottom, Carolina rigs, and drop shot. The main thing is to see bait (and even better to see fish) on the ledges. I also seem to do better where the channel has a sharp bend, runs into another Creek channel, or has a stump row or other cover nearby

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The Flutter Spoon is one of those lures everyone knows about but few fish it.

There aint much I can add to what's been said.

Timber, more specifically, standing timber in 25-30' of water. 

Oops! Forgot tackle!

While many opt for big swimbait or jig rods, I prefer a big crankbait rod!

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One add on, run a trailer hook up your line before you tie on. It will slide freely and increase your hookup percentage. It makes a really big difference on small mouth. 

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Only thing I'll add is when I'm fishing Magnum Spoons, I slide my hand down the rod, around where the label usually is, to work the spoon by popping that part of the rod. Trying to work those spoons with your wrists or however you might by keeping both hands at the reel like you typically do when working a jig or a typical bait, will wear you out. It seems everyone has a different rod preference for this technique, but you don't want a rod that is too soft or it will absorb all of the energy and will wear you out. You don't want a rod that is too stiff as you are more likely to rip the bait out of the fishes mouth. You will want something relatively heavy and a bit longer rod with a longer handle is nice from a leverage and slack-line pick-up standpoint. Most people don't fish it often enough to buy a dedicated rod for it anyway, so they just have to experiment with what they have until they decide which rod they feel most comfortable with.

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