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Red Eyed Shad for white bass and catfish

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Spent the past two days fishing Mark Twain lake . I started out largemouth  bass fishing and actually caught a keeper on my second cast then nothing for two hours . So I ventured   out on the flats watching my depth finder and found an area stacked with fish  .I tossed a marker buoy and cast   a deep diving crankbait  " Rapala Crankin Rap ccr 14 "in ten foot of water and caught a white bass on the first cast . I caught a few more fish with it but the action wasnt as hot as I knew it could be . I then threw a Strike King Rocket shad for several cast , letting it sink then pumping it back in and caught a couple but could fill the fish smacking it and not taking it . Then switched to the small version of the  Strike King Red Eyed Shad with rattles  and  "Oh Boy.".  In two days I caught a couple of hundred whites and about twenty catfish both channels and blues .I never had much luck with the RES until then but now I'm a convert . That lure wiggles on the way down through the water column and  it often did not reach bottom . Then I would swim it a little and kill it . The bites came both when swimming and dropping . I used three colors . The best color was a duller version of the Sexy Shad , dont know the name but its not as bright as sexy shad .

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That wiggle on the fall is a big part of the appeal to the bait to me (and the fish). I've even had fish pick it up off the bottom on more than one occasion. 

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Slayed the catfish on a 2 tap the other day. Problem was I was fishing for bass LOL!

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I use that bait a lot when I'm vertical jigging under schools of bait. Bass, catfish, white perch, striper, etc etc :thumbsup:

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